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August 2, 2010 at 2:28 am #4144kauffe9aParticipant
So I was planning on getting the Kawasaki Versys but it turns out I don’t have the money for a brand new bike lol. So I am now planning on buying my Brother-In-Law’s bike for cheap. its an ’88 Honda Shadow 800. I know it is a little big for a first bike, but it really is my only option right now. I am just going to take it very slow and get lots of practice before I do any real riding. I’ve ridden the bike before and it fits well, the only problem is that I don’t like the handlebars. This is an old bike and it was only in production for a year so there aren’t very many aftermarket parts.
What do I need to do to get some new handlebars? Do I need a universal mount? Also, how should I choose the right handlebars?August 2, 2010 at 4:07 am #27876MunchParticipant
Check out scootworks.com or http://www.scootworks.com/shop.cgi/page=partsbars.htm/SID=1280721927.12626 for a quicker shot. All you’ll really need is the diameter of the bar and an idea of shape, pull back…and width …. or simply style that you would like and find someone that makes it. Handle bars for a cruiser is a simplistic task…. unless you ride something like a Kawasaki Meanstreak… that bike had fixed position bar… meaning the hand bar and risers were all one piece. Even then you can get something made or fabricated to make it accept traditional designs.
A lot of bike or cruiser accessories dealers out there…. just run a search .You can probly kill a night with all the options.August 2, 2010 at 2:23 pm #27886briderdtParticipant
Bikemaster makes about 100 or so different configurations of handlebars, and they run something like $20. Check Motorcycle Super Store.
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