airhead handle bars

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by TimTowtdi, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. TimTowtdi

    TimTowtdi Been here awhile

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    Can someone tell me the dimensions on the stock USA bars for a /7. I assume they are the same for an 84 R100 too. I have found this page for Flanders bars. Can someone tell me if any of these are the US bars?

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    Tim
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  2. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Pretty sure its 22mm or whatever the 7/8" equivalent is. Dont think they've changed in a million years? Could be wrong.
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  3. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Long timer

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    BMW bars are 22mm- a CH larger than 7/8. You can save money by getting 7/8 and grinding off the chrome where the controls go. Leave about 1/16 inch for the controls to overlap and no one will know.
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  4. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    You can get the OEM Magura bars from San Jose BMW for about half the cost of BMW and better pricing than the flanders.
    They are the correct diameter of 22 mm and as Ernie said, that is NOT the same as 7/8" and it is important.
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  5. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Angle Grinder Man can make your 7/8's bar a 22mm.
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  6. TimTowtdi

    TimTowtdi Been here awhile

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    Well duh, I knew they were 22mm. Thanks anyway. :rofl I guess what I was wondering was the height, pullback, center and width on the BMW USA bars. Anyone know that? Chicago BMW sells the stock bars for around $170. Ouch. These Flanders look nice but I don't know which ones are the US bars.
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  7. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    I figured that was your real question - what are the dimensions and bends.

    Check out these http://www.bmwhucky.com/010032.html Scroll down to the bars on that page.

    And give Hans, the owner a call to discuss. He is very knowledgeable, and great to deal with. Sometimes his German accent is a little thick when talking to him on the phone, but he is a rider as well as a parts stockist and knows of what he speaks.

    His prices are good, and he gets high reviews on this forum. I've been down to his shop once and he showed me several of the handlebars in the link above because I'm not perfectly happy with the USA high bars on my R80 ST, and my neck wasn't happy when I tried a set of Euro low bars on it.
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  8. Andy-Gadget

    Andy-Gadget Any bike can go anywere

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    7/8 is 22.22 mm, but fear not, I have fitted BMW controls (22 mm) to Renthal bars (22.22 mm) and standard Moto Guzzi Bars (22.22 mm), with only a small application of a large rat tail file on the clutch side clamp area to allow the control to slide over the knerl on the bars.

    DON'T do anything to alloy bars, like Renthal, or you will bugger them.

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  9. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    What in name of sweet baby corn is up with that tank?
    Do you have more normal views of it?
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  10. Uncle Ernie

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    Thank God you averted disaster!

    (everyone else knew what I meant)

    And who would start grinding on aluminium?!






    oh. Never mind...
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  11. Andy-Gadget

    Andy-Gadget Any bike can go anywere

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    Designed to go behind an RS fairing, hence its strange shape.

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    It had to fit between the fairing "wings" but clear the handle bars at full lock.
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    I wanted the extra range this tank offered as it is on my R100 parked in Melbourne, stashed on the "mainland" as I live on an island, and the ferry sh1ts me to tears.
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    Got to pi$$ with the dick you have :D
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  12. DZSO

    DZSO Been here awhile

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    OK, got to ask?

    What's up with the buisness name "SEXIE COFFIE" and do I dare go to thier webpage for fear/love of it being a porn site?

    BTW, very interesting pictures!

    V/R
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  13. Andy-Gadget

    Andy-Gadget Any bike can go anywere

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    Just a geographical note to Aussies, as Sexie Coffie is just outside Maryborough in Southern Queensland, the R100 on its side is behind the sunshine coast north of Brisbane, I live three states away, 2500 k's as the crow flies south, the snow photo is at home.
    You don't associate <!--EndFragment--> this area with good coffee, but Sexie Coffie is in a failed (what) McDonkeys, and is OK, they wanted to stand out, hence the name :evil.

    Have a look their web site, its fine, from a coffee snob like me anyway, http://www.sexiecoffie.com.au/
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  14. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    What a sad fate for a 90S tank! :cry
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  15. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    Yeah that's just so fukkin ugly, it hurts worse knowing how hard it is to get that tank these days.
    oH well, ugly is as ugly does.
    It does make sense though if it was still on an RS.
    Robert
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