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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
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I want to have a new set of 1976 handlebars bend from stainless steel. No, these are not to be found in South Africa at a breaker.

Can someone please measure a set and let me know what the dimensions are? Please include the OD and ID of pipe section as well as ID of the wiring holes.

I think the best would be to lay it flat and then measure from the centerline to each corner and end. If you are good with CAD a e-drawing will be great!


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If your having them bent differently from the stock bars, one problem I see is the clutch and throttle cables not working properly.There's not much in the way of readily available different length cables made for an old wing.That also would have to be custom made at additional cost.,,

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All cables and hoses are to be replaced in any case, so that is not a problem. I cannot do that before I have the handles made.


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I have several in my parts pile but 78 or 79's no wire hole at the center..I'll measure and post the od and id..the hole at the center on the 76's was oval about 3/4" long and as wide as could w/o going up the side of the bar so it couldn't be seen when mounted. be back soon with specs.

od 22.44 mm
id 16.18 mm

And end to end = 46 inches. I took a string and laid it along the bar end to end and then measure the string straight out..maybe off a bit but very close.

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Stainless steel for long bars could be a bad idea. Stainless is more brittle than mild steel and the stresses from road bumps might make them crack or break. Most custom shops won't make long bars from stainless now.

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I am using SS316, which is more ductile than mild steel, so there should be no problems.


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