GL1200 handle bars


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sutton4
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Location: Napier. Hawkes Bay New Zealand
Motorcycle: 1990 GL1500K

GL1200 handle bars

Postby sutton4 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:17 am



I have found the original bars very uncomfortable . to much inward wrist twist . i have bent the bars out and pulled them back . now they are to high . has anyone had the same problem ? . and how did you get around it ?.



goldiehonda
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Location: Freeland, MI
Motorcycle: 1984 Honda Aspencade

Re: GL1200 handle bars

Postby goldiehonda » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:23 pm

Not sure if this is the correct answer, but I too was having wrist discomfort until it suddenly dawned on me that the handlebars had been adjusted to fit the previous owner. He was much bigger than myself and had moved the bars forward. Making my reach uncomfortable. I removed the trim cover and loosened the bolts to tilt the bars back towards me, (I'm lucky to not have the large belly the PO did), tightened the bars and have driven many comfortable miles since.

sutton4
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Joined: Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:00 am
Location: Napier. Hawkes Bay New Zealand
Motorcycle: 1990 GL1500K

Re: GL1200 handle bars

Postby sutton4 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:24 am

thanks for the info. unfortunately i have tried that and the bars are still uncomfortable. will try and bend them and see what happens. 8-)

submariner
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Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:41 pm
Location: Eagle Point, OR
Motorcycle: 1984 GL-1200 Standard

Re: GL1200 handle bars

Postby submariner » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:12 pm

I have the same problem you have. there are two styles of wing bars.
one is bent as it comes out of the clamps, these seem to swing back farther
second is cut and welder at a 90 degree joint coming out of the clamps, this one does not seem to swing back as far.

except both of these are two far back for me. I am going to go to aftermarket or find another pair on an older bike and get those.. right now I am looking at a pair that was on a CB-750 K model.


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