K75C Handlebars

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  1. eric1514

    eric1514 TRUMP 2020

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    Hi all,

    Could someone who knows a lot about K75s and particularly K75Cs take a look at these pictures and let me know if these are the correct height handlebars for this bike. It's a '87.

    I'm asking, because I bought a new clutch cable from Max for a "C" and it's about 2-4 inches too short.

    Also, I'd like to put some lower bars on it in the hope that a less upright seating position will help make the seat more comfortable. Right now, it digs into my butt in such a way that if I lean forward, it feels way better

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    Thanks,
    Eric
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  2. vince taylor

    vince taylor Been here awhile Supporter

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    The bars you have pictured look to be the same as on my K75RT.
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  3. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    I'd agree. I mean, I don't know your RT, but those don't look like the standard C bars.
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  4. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    Those are definitely RT or LT bars. It was very commonly done on the K bikes.
    The C bars are about half that height
    Robert
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  5. duck

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    C bars:

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  6. XJRetrofighter

    XJRetrofighter I ride them all

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    Good luck! Let us know what you find out
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  7. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    Depending on your personal ergonomics, I'd try to find a pair of 16v K1200 bars (if I remember correctly) or k75s bars.
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  8. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    The lower, flatter bars might be exactly the ticket. Stretch out your body a bit,weight forward. I found it a much better riding position.
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  9. duck

    duck Banned

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    And if you like to ride hard, the S/RS will bars get you in and over the bike better on turns resulting in better handling.
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  10. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    Absolutely! Maybe.

    Keep in mind it's been years since I made this mod. I put K75s bars on my plain-jane K100 (with ape-hanger bars very similar to what you've shown) and it was very nice. After throwing that bike off the road where it cartwheeled, end over end, throwing farkles everywhere, into a canyon I bought a K75s.

    On that bike, I put 16v K RS bars, which were a teeny bit wider than K75s bars. It might have been a K10016v, I'm not positive.

    I recall, however, having to replace the handlebar pad. And I might have it somewhere, if you want it.
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  11. duck

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    K1200RS's have two separate handlebars and won't fit.

    K75S and K100RS handlebars are exactly the same. (same part number: 32711453072)

    K100RS4V bars are slightly wider. You don't want to use a K100RS4V dash pad because on those bikes the ignition switch is built into the upper fork tree and is different from the K75 ignition switch.

    K1100RS bars are about the same as K100RS4V bars but have bar end mounts welded on.
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  12. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    And there you have it!

    I do remember the bar pad on the K75s not covering the entire bar after changing it- I had changed it....something... Aw, crap, my memory is gone.
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  13. XJRetrofighter

    XJRetrofighter I ride them all

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    I'm up for trading a set of K75S bars for a set of the C's. Who's down?

    And no, I don't want RT bars, mmmkaythxbuhbye
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