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Old 06-13-2017, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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I wanted to post to help anyone who is thinking about changing over there bars. After many hours of research I ordered a pair of Biltwell Keystone Handlebars. I was trying to gain about 2 inches in height and and inch or 2 in sweep, but did not want full ape hangers.The Bobber is great in it's stock set up, but I've road a Thruxton for years, and wanted just a bit more of a cruiser position. There was plenty of cable length, except for the brake line. Also there is a barb attached to inside of the back of housing on the throttle side controls. I mention this because the stock bars have a hole pre drilled that the barb slips into. Point being if you change your own bars plan on drilling a small hole on the right side of your new handle bars, and you'll probably need to extend your brake line. Drilling the hole was no problem, but I did not want to swap out the brake line, so I rolled my new bars forward. Despite looking very cool, I ended up in even more of a drag racer position then the stock bars. Moral of the story is I put the stock bars back on with a 2 inch riser instead. It was super easy to do. They look and work great. I now have my seat almost all the way back, and down. This gives me a cruiser potion, and make the foot pegs fell a bit more forward as well. I'm 6 foot tall.
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Old 06-13-2017, 12:52 PM
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I may get a riser at some point. would like the bars an inch more toward me, doesn't need to higher but a tad wouldn't be bad either...
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Old 06-13-2017, 07:54 PM
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What risers did you use?

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Old 06-14-2017, 06:59 PM
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Did you have any issues other then brake line with installing the keystones? I've already ordered mine a week ago just patiently waiting for them to arrive.
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Old 06-20-2017, 05:59 PM
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Also interested for risers - can you provide some more info pls?
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Old 06-21-2017, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
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Did you have any issues other then brake line with installing the keystones? I've already ordered mine a week ago just patiently waiting for them to arrive.


Sorry for the delayed response. As you probably already found out, like I mentioned in the post, you have to drill a hole on throttle side. The brake line with the big issue because I had to have the bars too far forward. They look great, I hope it worked out better for you


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Old 06-23-2017, 01:37 PM
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Yep just a little modification to the line under the tank and works fine for me. I ordered new mirrors and brake/clutch levers after I put the bars on didn't like the look of the originals and the mirrors don't work because the bars aren't threaded in the ends.
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Did anyone ever determine what riser was being discussed in this thread?
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Old 10-24-2017, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Did anyone ever determine what riser was being discussed in this thread?


Hi Hornet. I used Rox risers. Easy install


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Hi Hornet. I used Rox risers. Easy install


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Which model/part number?
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