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Old 09-17-2019, 07:42 AM   #1
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Handlebar

Hello all,
I have an '02 I'm trying to clean up and the handlebar is slightly bent. I understand the part is discontinued.
Can anyone point me in the right direction for an aftermarket part that'll work? Thank you!
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:37 PM   #2
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I like the Bikemaster Superbike bend. Some like the Daytona bend, which is basically the same bend but with more rise. Both have significantly less pullback than the stock bars.
The Renthal street handlebars are popular choices and made in a variety of bends.
The Bikemaster bars are made from steel and are very affordablel and the Renthal bars are made from aluminum and are a little more expensive, but still reasonable. I have used the Bikemaster bars on several bikes and never had a problem.
https://bikemaster.com/motorcycle-re...andlebars.html
https://www.renthal.com/road/handlebars/7-8-handlebars
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:04 PM   #3
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I used the 2nd gen bar and like it quite well!!!

www.partshark.com was the best price i found
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:23 PM   #4
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That's a drag bar with no rise whatsoever, but some do like it.
Bikemaster makes one of those too.
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:32 PM   #5
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5LV-26111-00-00 is the part # for the stock bars. Can still find them online but at the prices I've seen I'd go with the bikemasters
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:37 PM   #6
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5LV-26111-00-00 is the part # for the stock bars. Can still find them online but at the prices I've seen I'd go with the bikemasters
Plus there is the issue of too much pullback on the stock bars that many people don't like.
I cut the Bikemaster Superbike bars to right about 27" wide. Feels just right to me.
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:40 PM   #7
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Plus there is the issue of too much pullback on the stock bars that many people don't like.
I cut the Bikemaster Superbike bars to right about 27" wide. Feels just right to me.
I actually have the same issue as the OP and have been looking at bars. Sucks though because there aren't much for hands on places around here. The Cycle Gears in the area as well as Pro Caliber only carry a few pro taper bars in store.
Long story short, I think I'm just gonna go with the super bike bars and see how they feel.
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:54 PM   #8
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I actually have the same issue as the OP and have been looking at bars. Sucks though because there aren't much for hands on places around here. The Cycle Gears in the area as well as Pro Caliber only carry a few pro taper bars in store.
Long story short, I think I'm just gonna go with the super bike bars and see how they feel.
I highly recommend them.
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Old 09-17-2019, 04:54 PM   #9
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Do the Bikemaster bars have features on their ends for attaching the OEM bar end weights? I have set of Renthals on mine, and their ends are drilled and tapped for the screws of the bar end weights.
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:06 PM   #10
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Do the Bikemaster bars have features on their ends for attaching the OEM bar end weights? I have set of Renthals on mine, and their ends are drilled and tapped for the screws of the bar end weights.
No. The Bikemasters are just hollow steel tubes.
That's a plus if the Renthals are already set up for the oem weights.
My bike came with aftermarket fat bars that I didn't like, so I put on the Bikemasters and bought some heavy bar end weights that use a compression rubber fitting off eBay.
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:18 PM   #11
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No. The Bikemasters are just hollow steel tubes.
That's a plus if the Renthals are already set up for the oem weights.
My bike came with aftermarket fat bars that I didn't like, so I put on the Bikemasters and bought some heavy bar end weights that use a compression rubber fitting off eBay.
Okay, thanks for the information.
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Old 09-18-2019, 04:39 AM   #12
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I used the 2nd gen bar and like it quite well!!!

www.partshark.com was the best price i found
Same here plus they are setup to accept the oem bar ends. Love mine in the flat + slight angle down for more aggressive riding. Great push and pull positioning.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:21 AM   #13
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What a flurry of responses. You guys rock! Got some looking around to do now.

I knew the bars were slightly bent when I bought the bike. Figured it wasn't a deal breaker but as I spend more time with the bike seems like it wasn't as "well maintained" as the previous owner claimed it was. Hope he didn't abuse it too much. Learned my lesson---buyer beware I guess. Lots of time today at work to start looking at bars...
Thanks again.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:12 AM   #14
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Hey Killer5280...
Any chance you can find and post a link to the bar end weights you bought on ebay? Just bought the bikemaster bars but not due in till middle of next week.
THanks,
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Old 09-19-2019, 04:07 PM   #15
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Hey Killer5280...
Any chance you can find and post a link to the bar end weights you bought on ebay? Just bought the bikemaster bars but not due in till middle of next week.
THanks,
The lightweight ones are cheap and plentiful on eBay. Just do a search for 7/8" bar end weights, or just bar end weights.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/7-8-Billet-...xVPWqSZ4MHecNA

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...ends?rrec=true
I bought some heavier ones to quell vibration, but they didn't make all that much difference. Those are more expensive and scarcer on eBay. In fact, I just did a search and the only ones that came up are in Europe.

Revzilla has quite a few of them too.
FYI, the internal diameter of the Bikemaster bar is about 18mm.
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Old 09-20-2019, 11:49 AM   #16
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Thanks.

Yes, just wasted 45 minutes of my life searching ebay for high quality bar end weights. As you say, most of them are cheap and are from Hong Kong or China.

But we spend $$$ on our bikes so why not get quality bar end weights, right? If only they were easy to find and did not cost north of $80, or more. Found a few that come from the UK and even as far away as Australia but may be the same quality as all the rest.

Found a couple from the UK that did list the weight.
One was 208 g.-- this one below said 260 gms. Don't know how these rate compared to all the rest however. Sometimes you just gotta say "ef" it and buy something.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Polished-HE...IAAOSwu7xbuIIq
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Old 09-21-2019, 07:36 AM   #17
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Those look nice. The heavy ones I have are chromed, not polished stainless.
Lately I have been using bar end mirrors, but I'm not crazy about them.
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Old 09-21-2019, 02:41 PM   #18
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Those look nice. The heavy ones I have are chromed, not polished stainless.
Lately I have been using bar end mirrors, but I'm not crazy about them.
My cousin had put the Amazon knock off CRG "style" arrow mirrors on the Rhinomoto bar ends.. and you couldn't make out anything in the mirrors other than a blob due to the vibrations...

I just went w/ bar end mirrors on my '05, as I hated the buffeting from the 1g mirrors.. I'd tried R1 mirrors which are a flatter profile on my old '01... and wanted to try bar ends this time. I went w/ the Rhinomoto bar ends w/ groove cut for the mirror clams & CRG Lane Splitter mirrors... and I like them ALOT!!! there is a slight vibe in the mirror.. but can still see what's behind me pretty well. NO more buffeting @ speeds
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Old 09-24-2019, 03:55 PM   #19
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I have a set of like new Gen 1 handlebars and bar end weights. Came off my Bee that had clip ons. They are in the attic that is hot and shipping is expensive. Still have my gen 1 but I am trying to sell it as I really enjoy my V-Strom. Once my Gen 1 sells I will have a lot of parts that came off my 03 for sale. Stock parts with almost zero miles wrapped in paper and packed away.
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