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    LSL Superbike Low bars

    Can anyone comment on whether LSL Superbike Low handlebars (steel, black, 7/8") are a direct bolt-on for our motorcycles? I have an '08 XB12Ss. My stock bar is bent and I was wondering if I could replace it with this one without having to get risers and/or extend cables, etc.

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    They look close enough, you should be ok. I know the RC (Ricky Carmichael) ultra lows work really well without mod.

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    Thanks. I ordered one... we'll see how it turns out. I'll post some pics when it's done.

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    Well, unfortunately, it doesn't look like the bar fits without contacting the top of the forks. I believe the forks are adjustable in their position in the upper clamps and I might be able to get some more clearance by sliding them down a bit, but I'll have to research that a bit more. Otherwise, risers of some kind might be needed?

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    How close are the fork caps? It's gotta be minimal.

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    Close enough to contact the LSL Superbike Low bars... I'm thinking that moving the forks down the triples 2-3mm will solve the problem. Right now I've got the forks positioned so that the 2nd ring on the fork is about 5-6mm above the triple tree hole.

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    Sliding the forks down in the triple tree clamps solved the clearance issue for the bars, but now I've got a new problem: the stock bars have a locating hole in them for the throttle switch assembly (which has a male nub that drops in there). My new LSL bars don't have any and frankly, not real sure whether I should be drilling into them?

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    Drill them and be sure to chamfer the hole.

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    Thanks very much... I'll be taking my stock bar and LSL bar into work tomorrow and will have a competent machinist match the hole locations for me.

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    Worked out pretty good. Haven't ridden the bike yet (part of a larger restoration process), but I'm sure it's an upgrade.



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