I've been thinking of replacing my stock XLC bars and riser with a set of 8" rise T bars, while relocating the speedo to the top triple tree ala Capttawes. The bars are 8" rise, 5" pullback, 29 1/2" wide - 1 1/4" diameter.
I bought some 3/4" PVC pipe and went about mocking up the bars I was looking at on ebay. I removed the mounting bolts to the stock bars/riser and slapped on the plastic bars the other night to see how the fitment would be. I also put the speedo mounting bracket in place. The mock bars feel a bit taller and closer than the stock setup - which is what I'm looking for.
I went to the local indy to check on some prices and I think I've decided to forego the bars I was planning to buy (pre-wired with chrome control buttons for around $250) and pick up a similar set of drilled bars for around $75-80 and re-use my wiring. I think the clutch and throttle cables will be long enough and I can purchase the wiring extension if necessary.
So rather than spend $250 on the bars and another $70 on some Kuryakyn ISO grips, I can purchase the unwired bars AND the Kury grips for around $150. I can use some of the savings to replace my stock fork springs to Progressives.
Last edited by gilmour68; 05-13-2010 at 09:45 PM.