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F2 Handlebars conversion

Old 11-19-2012, 12:46 PM
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Default F2 Handlebars conversion

Hello from Greece guys and girls.
In this post i will try to describe the handlebars conversion i did on my 94 F2.
So i went and bought a Spiegler set from Germany.
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The damn thing didnt have a manual and everything was in German.
The first thing i noticed was that the brake lines seemed a little short...
After a couple of weeks i decided to try to make the change.
I had to take the front and right side fairings off, the handlebars, the mirrors, and then i found out that all the cables had to be replaced. The old ones were too short.
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That meant that i also had to take off the air filter assembly to reach for the throttle cables.
It was a little bit hard trying to get longer cables and especially the clutch cable on which i made a patent...
Also the brake lines gave me a headache. So what i did, after i saw some Kawasaki bikes at a bike shop, was to start with one brake line from the brake fluid reservoir,Name:  IMG_2053.jpg
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Thankfully the kit provided me with a double, longer bolt for the brake lines.
I have to say that the new triple-T goes above the old one. You cant take the old one off.
After putting the new bar on, and put everything in place i noticed that the bar was hitting the windshield and the mirrors.
So the windshield had to get hacked off and mirrors taken off...
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Not a very pretty job but it had to be done.
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I must say that i love the way my bike handles now!!! Its like i am riding a TDM or something like that...but you really feel the wind now at 120 km/h and more.
The reason i did this from the beginning is that my arms and wrists were killing me due to old age (48). Now i can say that it is a lot better. Its so much more fun to ride it now. Its like i have another kind of bike!
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Thanks for reading guys and please give me some suggestions about the mirrors i need to get. I am thinking of bar end mirrors, what do you think?
Take care and safe rides,

Old 11-19-2012, 04:37 PM
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That's pretty hip! Nice job, both the bike and the pictures.

Thanks, Ern
Old 03-26-2013, 07:20 AM
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I bought ABM conversion kit. Now in progress to complete installation. Have some problems with brake lines. Previous owner replace stock to single hose pair side.

Also I want to cut little bit the stoppers, but not sure how to reroute left side wires.
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