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JoshSingleton
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Renthal flat bars

Post by JoshSingleton on Thu 31 Oct 2013, 11:57 am

I'm wanting to get some renthal flat bars and because I'm new to big bikes and haven't done any mods on my 125 I was wondering if it would be a big job to put these onto my cb. 
Would they need to be drilled? Would the lines reach? Has anyone done it before with these bars that are so flat?

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorcycle/handlebars/renthal-superbike-flat-bars

They are the ones I'm looking at

Thanks

Josh.
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Re: Renthal flat bars

Post by Tricky. on Thu 31 Oct 2013, 11:16 pm

they will fit ok, but you will have to drill a little hole for the throttle switch gear to locate into so it doesnt spin round on the bars.
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Re: Renthal flat bars

Post by burning_rubber on Sat 28 Dec 2013, 2:12 pm

how do they fit any photos ???
am thinking about them too
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Re: Renthal flat bars

Post by JoshSingleton on Sat 28 Dec 2013, 3:51 pm

Http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=9&u=18582572

Excuse the mess haha but they went on easily, no need to re route any wiring just needed to drill a hole on the right hand switch gear.
Personally think the look mint but I'm a bit bias as it's my bike. Only down fall, limits turning circle like a sports bike because bars hit the tank. Nothing to be worried about definitely worth it.
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Re: Renthal flat bars

Post by Tricky. on Sat 28 Dec 2013, 8:20 pm

look good pal.  Very Happy

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Re: Renthal flat bars

Post by sullivj on Sat 28 Dec 2013, 8:41 pm

Looks good.  Thanks for the photo.
Now, go and tidy up that garage - it's playing havoc with my OCD  Laughing
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Re: Renthal flat bars

Post by soundsk on Sun 29 Dec 2013, 11:55 am

sullivj wrote:Looks good.  Thanks for the photo.
Now, go and tidy up that garage - it's playing havoc with my OCD  Laughing
eheheh, +1!
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Re: Renthal flat bars

Post by JoshSingleton on Sun 29 Dec 2013, 12:02 pm

soundsk wrote:
sullivj wrote:Looks good.  Thanks for the photo.
Now, go and tidy up that garage - it's playing havoc with my OCD  Laughing
eheheh, +1!

Haha don't worry guys, I've got more shelves now so it's all nice and tidy. It's just packed with 4 bikes in it!
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Re: Renthal flat bars

Post by eternally_troubled on Mon 30 Dec 2013, 9:57 am

JoshSingleton wrote:Http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=9&u=18582572

Excuse the mess haha but they went on easily, no need to re route any wiring just needed to drill a hole on the right hand switch gear.
Personally think the look mint but I'm a bit bias as it's my bike. Only down fall, limits turning circle like a sports bike because bars hit the tank. Nothing to be worried about definitely worth it.

They look good. Have you had the bike MOT'd since you put them on?

I feel that I should point out that if the bars stop on anything other than the steering stop (like the tank, for example) then it should fail... or do you have a very friendly MOT man?
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Re: Renthal flat bars

Post by JoshSingleton on Mon 30 Dec 2013, 11:15 am

eternally_troubled wrote:
JoshSingleton wrote:Http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=9&u=18582572

Excuse the mess haha but they went on easily, no need to re route any wiring just needed to drill a hole on the right hand switch gear.
Personally think the look mint but I'm a bit bias as it's my bike. Only down fall, limits turning circle like a sports bike because bars hit the tank. Nothing to be worried about definitely worth it.

They look good.  Have you had the bike MOT'd since you put them on?

I feel that I should point out that if the bars stop on anything other than the steering stop (like the tank, for example) then it should fail...   or do you have a very friendly MOT man?

I didn't actually know that but yes I have a friendly mot man Smile but why wouldn't it pass for that? Never heard of it before
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Re: Renthal flat bars

Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 31 Dec 2013, 8:54 am

You are supposed to be able to operate all the controls at all positions of the handel bar - if the bars contact the tank then you can't correctly operate the throttle, hence the fail.


I suspect that, like with number plates and exhausts, there is good deal of leeway on this...  if you are unsure I would speak to the MOT place and ask their opinion - they may not care.

If you are interested about this or other MOT stuff, then look here:

http://www.motinfo.gov.uk/htdocs/

you can download the MOT manuals.

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