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Old 04-09-2014, 07:46 PM   #1
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New Handle Bars

So after seeing all the great custom bikes on line with Renthal bars I picked up a set for my 76 R90/6. The O.D. Seemed close enough but upon install it seems the new bars are slightly ( .5 mm) to big to fit into the clutch side grip. The throttle side seems like it is binding also. So the question is whether to modify the bars or the control mounts and how. Any suggestions folks?
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:49 PM   #2
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BMW bars are 22mm and you have the standard 7/8". I usually sand the bars slightly.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:36 AM   #3
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I recently bought a set of Renthals and unfortuntely the standard handlebar mounts didn't fit. Make sure you measure this, or buy some new mounts to suit.
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:34 AM   #4
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What hardwaregrrl said, better to mod the handlebars in case you ever want to
go back to stock, that and the fact that it's way too hard a job to mod the inside
of the throttle tube

With renthals you're not too bad, sanding down brand new chrome handlebars
to fit makes you feel a little bit dirty. With all the bmw customs about lately it's
a wonder no one has started producing handlebars for the market
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:52 AM   #5
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Don't "force it". Move than a few people have cracked the clutch or brake perches trying to force them onto 7/8 bars. An expensive part to replace.
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:13 PM   #6
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Some good tips on this thread. I'm going aftermarket on my switches, etc. It seems like the new parts are pretty cheap compared to what second hand BMW parts seem to go for on ebay.
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