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Old 12-17-18, 05:32 PM
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Handle Bar Extensions 😎😎😎

After weeks of purchases/returns/modifications/fabrication and paying the LBS to help me...I am thrilled with my new creation. The first picture are the bars installed (with help from the LBS because I could NOT figure it out). The handles are ridiculously close and riding was very unstable. The second picture is my final version. I had the center bar cut, and welded to make it longer. I have a bad neck and shoulder. The second position is a welcome relief and grabbing the brakes is pretty quick and easy. Cost WAY more than I originally intended, but I got in too deep and had to just cut my losses to get it finished.

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Old 12-18-18, 02:10 PM
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looks good. as long as it works and you like it, it's worth it!
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Old 12-18-18, 02:26 PM
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That's a great set-up, very innovative combination of components.
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Old 12-19-18, 10:29 AM
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Looks nice. One question, did you have to revamp the clamps on the bars where they were mounted on the fatter part of the bar and now on a narrower? Or do the clamps have that much adjustment? Oops that's two questions ... 😜
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Old 12-19-18, 09:42 PM
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Attaching clamps

There were shims I had to use to make it fit.
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Old 12-20-18, 09:49 AM
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wider is better, you'll have more leverage & stability, meaning less twitchy. have you taken it for a test ride?
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Old 12-20-18, 09:55 AM
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I have a feeling you are going to think it's not wide enough sooner or later.
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