Stock handlebars to ultra-low Renthal


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KCwing
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Stock handlebars to ultra-low Renthal

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First time on this forum and first time wing owner...Site looks awesome and lots of useful knowledge as a begin my bike transformation. Just traded my 75 Honda 500t for 78 GL1000. Looking to turn 78 into a cafe with slight mods. What problems can I expect by switching out stock bars with low Renthal bars? Will the cables be too long? Fit? Steering? Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!


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KCwing wrote: Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:06 pm First time on this forum and first time wing owner...Site looks awesome and lots of useful knowledge as a begin my bike transformation. Just traded my 75 Honda 500t for 78 GL1000. Looking to turn 78 into a cafe with slight mods. What problems can I expect by switching out stock bars with low Renthal bars? Will the cables be too long? Fit? Steering? Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Depending on how low you go, the clutch, brake and throttle cable can be a real issue.

Have heard posted that you can get them custom made but as soon as you say "custom" the price goes way up.
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Once you have a good idea of the length involved, you might try Motion Pro and see what they have to fit! They will probably need an actual measurement not just your concept to give you good advice on what to get!
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They can be modified yourself without much effort beyond snips and solder. Nice tutorials over at NGW Club with graphics showing through process. I did mine and the process worked great for the clutch, throttle and brake cable.
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Fred Camper wrote: Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:16 pm They can be modified yourself without much effort beyond snips and solder. Nice tutorials over at NGW Club with graphics showing through process. I did mine and the process worked great for the clutch, throttle and brake cable.
Good to know, I had not read about that before.
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I really do appreciate the reply's. I think I'll give it a try and post a pic or two afterwards. Thanks again fellas!


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