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Old 07-04-2017, 09:21 PM
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So I am considering rising my bars on my 90 cbr1000f. Before you get all crazy telling me to search the subject...I have. And I have read them all. But instead of buying a pre-made kit like helibars, genmar or convertibar, I am looking at buying clipons from another motorcycle with the same fork tube diameter. I think the cbr is a 41mm fork tube, but so is the Kawasaki Concours. The Kawi bars look to be about the perfect height.

Do you guys think they would work without too much or any modification? I think they would, but before I spend the money to get some, I wanted to get some other opinions. Maybe I am missing something. I know the VFR bars would work, but they aren't tall enough.

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Old 07-04-2017, 11:00 PM
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W/O doing the research myself. As long as the throttle tube diameter is the same, 7/8" or about 20 mm. They might work
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:14 AM
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If you go too high you may hit the fairing and you will have to trim to clear, also you will have to lengthen brake lines as well

You can make just about anything fit if you spend enough time and or money, it is up to you how big a job you want.
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:25 AM
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Thanks guys. I am just looking at other options without going the straight bar route. I may end up doing the straight bar as it would allow me to mount a couple of things easier. I didn't really think about hitting the fairing. Thanks for pointing that out. That is something I will have to consider as well.
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Agreed . The fairing is the problem.
That's why I went with a motocross style bar.
Up and back seems to work . Longer brake lines are required , but its probably due for replacement anyway.
Wiring is also under strain. I may cut and lengthen mine shortly.
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:50 AM
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Agreed . The fairing is the problem.
That's why I went with a motocross style bar.
Up and back seems to work . Longer brake lines are required , but its probably due for replacement anyway.
Wiring is also under strain. I may cut and lengthen mine shortly.
What bar did you use? Plus I thought the red looked really good.
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:10 AM
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What bar did you use? Plus I thought the red looked really good.
Just an eBay cheapy .
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Old 07-07-2017, 04:59 AM
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To be honest , these were my second pick . The first one I bought didn't bring the position back far enough to be any advantage over the clip ons .
So I just started looking at motocross style bars and as cheap as possible .
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:36 PM
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So here is the finished product. I went wit Renthal bars. They are a little wider then I expected, but I will get used to them pretty quick probably. Definitely an improvement comfort wise. Sucks getting old. Also had the carbs cleaned, adjusted and synced. Plus new chain and sprockets, oil change, stainless steel brake lines in the front (rear coming soon too) and fixed the tail light. I have a new windscreen to put on and a new keyless gas cap to install. Also a tourtach locking cradle for my garmin to put on. Might consider a new seat at some point, but going to go for a few rides on this one and see how it does.

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Old 08-08-2017, 11:31 PM
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Nice!

Very clean install. Like the tank bra too


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