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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-27-2018, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody change bars on the f model? If so. What did you come up with?

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Fat bars with a 1" riser. not because I'd need it, but it is kinda cool. Sold the bike though, and forgot to make a picture tho.
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CB500F OEM bar was too wide and flat for me, so I installed a Bike Master GP Touring handlebar. More pullback, better angle for my wrists, and more comfortable. Works for me. Rick
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Anybody change bars on the f model? If so. What did you come up with?
I first put on the 1" risers, but was not happy.

At the end of last season I mounted the bars from the 500X on my 500F.

I also used the brake and clutch cable from the 500X.

I like the extra height, but have not put many miles on it since then.....the bike is in NC, and I have been stuck in FL on business.

Hope to get to NC in Oct.

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Wow, the conversion to the 500x handlerbars was pretty cheap!


Hope you like it

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Wow, the conversion to the 500x handlerbars was pretty cheap!

Hope you like it
I do like it.....a more upright riding position for an old guy.

I rode with the new bars for a couple hundred miles of local riding...but no all day rides.

The internal weights were not replaced because I want to install some Barkbuster handguards when I return to NC.

The price of the 500X bars, along with the matching cables, was less than other bars alone....indeed a bargain.

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Did the throttle cables reach or did you replace them ?

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[QUOTE=Bumpa;923332]CB500F OEM bar was too wide and flat for me, so I installed a Bike Master GP Touring handlebar. More pullback, better angle for my wrists, and more comfortable. Works for me. Rick[/QUOTE

Im thinking i want that angle for my wrists.
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Did the throttle cables reach or did you replace them ?
I ordered the throttle cables as well, but didn't use them.

Think I may have rerouted them, but am not sure.

It's been 6 months since I've seen the bike.

Will answer your question in a few weeks, when I hope to escape from FL.

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JB - The new Bike Master GP Touring handlebar cost $20 OTD from a local dealer. 500X bar with cables surely must cost a lot more than that. Rick
> The price of the 500X bars, along with the matching cables, was less than other bars alone....indeed a bargain.
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