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Since so many questions are asked regarding handlebars, I decided to compile some pics of
various bikes/bars I've seen on the site. Hope this helps people who are interested in changing the bars on their Bonnie. Hopefully lots of people will post pics of their bars here.

I'll get us started:

Norman Hyde M-Bars-



Norman Hyde Ace Bars-



Low Cafe Bars-



Superbars-

 

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GS-E Type Bar - Chrome (use for XS Standard).
Width - 30", Rise - 4 1/8", Pullback - 10 1/2" x 7/8"Dia.
Part#25-0125

http://www.mikesxs.net/mikesxs-chassis.php?category_id=1.4

Yeah, I know, the Scrambler has 7/8 bars and the Bonnie has 1"

Direct bolt-on with all cables and hoses. I left 3/4 past the grips at the bar ends because I like the way it looks.

WAY more comy to me than the stock flat bars. Tons of pullback gives me a relaxed, easy feel when ride.










 

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Bars

Bella Corse Highlander bars on my 07 Bonneville.
These require longer cable sets, obtainable from New Bonneville or Bella Corse.
Since these pictures were taken, I have rotated the bars rearward as part of an adjustment.
Also note, the right hand grip will not rotate counter clockwise beyond a certain point due to the hydraulic reservoirs attachment. It just means that if you bring the bars back some, you can only get the r/h grip to roll back towards you all the way. Believe this is caused by the crimps on the bars for bending purposes.
Bill
 

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drag bars

i think these are drag bars, came on the bike, i just turned them up a bit, l like the width of them, gonna try some risers. pretty comfortable around town and, on trips.
 

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jerryb,
yeah i think i would find thruxton bar set up, pretty hard on the wrists too, but your clubmans, look ok too me, or is it your so happy with current ones you wouldnt change, clubmans look to have a nice shape.
i rushed in to order the risers, after my first long trip, after my hands mostly and a little in my wrists hurt. but have kinda gotten used to it. thought the small rise and inch less forward lean would be good. i do really like them now too and agree on the position of your back feels good. still when the risers get here keen to try them out. been over 2 months waiting. i didnt realise risers were needed to avoid hitting the tank. i think the distance in middle to bends, 9.25inch, then 10.62inch to end of bar, mostly middle part must avoid the tank. yeah your right about the brake lines, not nessecary really. i dont think it looks that special either, black looks fine. perhaps in other situations and setups, cosmetically they would be worth the effort.
i bouhg tmy bike from a dealer, would have liked to have bought it of the guy who owned it, and be able to ask questions of why he made some of the changes he did. etc
 

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I just removed the M bars...too hard on my old wrists.The mirrors looked alot better with the M bars ..
 

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Anyone got the Norman Hyde M bars with the stock mirrors? Got a photo?

Those of you with M bars and bar end mirrors what's the width measurement at the widest point (outer edges of mirrors)?
Here's my bike when it was Goodwood Green with m-bars, and stock mirrors. Kinda miss the green sometimes. Lots more looks with Black/red though....



 

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Grips?

Does anybody know where to get Metal Flake grips?
I'm looking for a set of old school Metal Flake grips, preferably in Gold.
Also, where can I get different color foot pegs?
 

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Big Cat, we meet again! Metal flake football harley style grips usually on e-bay in various colors. I run black ones on my Black and they're fairly commfy too. Foot rubbers of a similar style maybe ebay as well? Never really looked for them. I'm sure somewhere out there someone else has wanted metalflake rubber for there feet. Good luck with that, let me know if you find some.
 

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M-bar dimensions/installation? Recommendations?

Forgive a newbie question. I'm finding that I'd like something just a bit narrower and more pulled-back than the stock bars on my '05 Bonneville. There are stiff joints and age issues, so I don't want to push myself into something too extreme, but I'm wondering if the M-bars would give me what I'm looking for. I really like the look of the Ace bars, but suspect that this old carcass - which, short legs and all, really needed Modre's peg-lowering kit - might find that a bit uncomfortable over the long haul.

So: can someone give the basic specs/dimensions of the M-bars so I can compare those to stock? (And, well, what would the Ace bars do to the ergonomics of the rest of the body, while we're at it?)

And how big a hassle would the switch be? I am loathe to mess with clutch cables and brake lines any more than absolutely necessary, since everything works just great right now.

Just got the old bicycle out from winter storage, and noticed how much more comfortable I found those bars, which are considerably narrower in span than the stock bars on the Bonnie..

Thanks all,

Owen
 

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Looking at picture after picture and was wondering. Is there a huge difference in the M bars and Superbars? Mainly the overall rise and pullback.
 
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