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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-27-2019, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Stock Handlebars?

I stumbled across this bike on Craigslist recently and the owner insists these are Triumph handlebars, stock from the factory. Has anyone seen this? How hard would it be to swap in something else?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-28-2019, 02:57 AM
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The bike looks lovely and I suspect those bars/riding position would suit me perfectly, however, if you're looking to change bars, it's always easier to go from higher bars (longer cables) to lower bars (shorter cables) as it's far easier to hide excess wire than lengthen it.

In very simple terms it would require bars, shorter brake line, shorter clutch cable (both of which should be easily obtainable either from Triumph or aftermarket) and a couple of hours waving spanners
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Greetings and welcome. This looks like a 2009 or 2010 Bonneville SE. These do not look like the bars that come with this bike, believe the original bars are lower. Swapping the bars it is not hard just look for what you want, size is either 22mm or 7/8". I have a 2011 SE and have tried 2 other bars before the ones I am happy to have now. Only problem with other bars is that they are not drilled for the controls, you need to decide how to deal with this. I got rid of the pins and happy others drill the new bars. Where are you located?
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-28-2019, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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It's a 2010 SE, the price is withing striking distance for me but the owner claims it is 100% stock and that it came from the factory with these bars - something I haven't come across in any of my research. I was wondering if this was a factory option or.....?

I'm in Whistler, BC Canada.
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They look like these ones ?
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-29-2019, 12:55 PM
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Not like my 2015 stock bars. Probably extended cables as well. I knew I guy who did this to his SE. Some like them.
Anyway, getting stock bars should be easy enough here in the classifieds. If you need shorter cables, might have to get them from Triumph.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 02:55 AM
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The seller can insist all he likes. They are not stock.

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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 08:39 AM
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I have a 2010 SE. Those look a little higher than the bars that came with mine (though I bought used). Here's the bars I took off mine when I replaced them.
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Hey I've seen those handlebars before! They are not stock though.

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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-30-2019, 10:50 AM
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Those look exactly like the western bars I bought from Bella Corse a few years back. For those of us with musclo-skeletal problems they are much easier on the bod.
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