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I'm looking for handlebars for this bike that we just bought. The seller installed ugly drag type bars and we want to return the bike to stock. Unable to find used bars anyplace. New bars are very expensive. Suggestions as always appreciated as to a source. Kawi p/n 46003-1437
 

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Handlebars and risers

I just removed my stock '09 handlebars and installed risers and a 'tracker' handlebar. Emgo $35.00 bar and risers $30.00 If you are using risers, you have a wide choice of bars, try J&P Cycles for inexpensive bars.
 

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I just removed my stock '09 handlebars and installed risers and a 'tracker' handlebar. Emgo $35.00 bar and risers $30.00 If you are using risers, you have a wide choice of bars, try J&P Cycles for inexpensive bars.

could you post a picture and link those risers?
I've got the itch for new handlebars lately.
 

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Adding risers is a bit complicated.
A company called 'scootworks' sells riser studs that are 1/2x13 at one end and 10mm at the opposite end. These studs allow you to use any riser you wish. Amazon has risers, as well as 'kapscomoto' in canada. I paid $30.00 for 3.5" risers. Handlebars are standard 1" 'flattrack' bars, $35.00 anywhere.
They have to be drilled for the lugs on the perches.
When you get all the parts in hand, install and enjoy. Feels better and looks cool. The standard welded handlebars are a joke. Will post a photo when I can.
http://www.kapscomoto.com/product_p/xh6014-001.htm
http://www.jpcycles.com/product/502-210
http://www.scootworks.com/shop.cgi/page=partsstuds.htm/SID=PUT_SID_HERE (SW-001)
 

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Adding risers is a bit complicated.
A company called 'scootworks' sells riser studs that are 1/2x13 at one end and 10mm at the opposite end. These studs allow you to use any riser you wish. Amazon has risers, as well as 'kapscomoto' in canada. I paid $30.00 for 3.5" risers. Handlebars are standard 1" 'flattrack' bars, $35.00 anywhere.
They have to be drilled for the lugs on the perches.
When you get all the parts in hand, install and enjoy. Feels better and looks cool. The standard welded handlebars are a joke. Will post a photo when I can.
http://www.kapscomoto.com/product_p/xh6014-001.htm
http://www.jpcycles.com/product/502-210
http://www.scootworks.com/shop.cgi/page=partsstuds.htm/SID=PUT_SID_HERE (SW-001)
thanks!
I wish there was a stick on sites to get yr seat chopped up/alternative seats that work with 500, and effective handlebars combos, as i'm always coming back to re-scour the forum for that info.

Your setup fit within the boundaries of the existing cabling?
You find much more vibration or less with the new setup?
 

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bars

with moderate rise bars, cables/brake line is no problem. I didn't notice vibes so much. you can still shove a weight up the bars.
I'm not into extreme bars!

as per seats, a flat or bonnie-type seat would require removal or trimming the top of the fender. may do that next winter. stock seat looks gross, but perfect for a fat-ass!
Apart from the bars, this may be the only bike i keep in stock form. too pretty to butcher!!!!
ps: the rubber footpegs stick to my boot soles, making shifting/braking awkward! need more chrome!
 
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