Height of handle bars


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Height of handle bars

Post by fixdent » Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:00 am



I have a 2005 1800..

Has anybody tried using shims for adjusting the handle bars to make them higher.

I'm 6'3" and find the bars are just a bit low.

Thanks in advance,
Gordon


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Re: Height of handle bars

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:03 pm

fixdent wrote:I have a 2005 1800..

Has anybody tried using shims for adjusting the handle bars to make them higher.

I'm 6'3" and find the bars are just a bit low.

Thanks in advance,
Gordon
There are quite a few manufacturers that made exactly this - risers and shims for GL1800. I have a tall friend of mine who added these to his GL1800 quite successfully, and is very happy with them.

Have a look through Google here: https://www.google.com/search?num=100&s ... 92vrkN48mQ

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Re: Height of handle bars

Post by Big Blue UK » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:18 am

A mate of mine did this, he likes them but had to trim a little from the end of the cable housing that sticks out at the bottom of the handlebars as it was catching slightly. I am not that tall but I still feel it is a bit like pushing a wheelbarrow sometimes after 20 years on 1500's. I think the price is a rip off, a mate has said I am free to use his machine shop that has a lot of flatbed machinery including shapers and grinders etc to make my own.
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