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Do these handlebars look a bit odd?
#818341 08/01/20 10:08 pm
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Hi folks,

These original handlebars that came on the bike handle bars were replaced (I believe) in the not too distant past.

They don't look quite like the ones on the usual suppliers sites, it has two thin bands of indentations at each clamp position, with one band being completely outside the Pclamp... Also no grooves to help secure the brake mount.

How does the overall shape appear to you folks for UK type low bars (which is what I'm after).

Does it look normal? Seems a bit low and narrow to me.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

Cheers

Brett

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Re: Do these handlebars look a bit odd?
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I like em, the price was great. less than 20 to the door

Re: Do these handlebars look a bit odd?
BigBars #818441 08/02/20 5:34 pm
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IMHO it is not so much what I (or others) think but what you think, Bigbars.
Incidentally it is quite difficult to judge a pair of bars without also having the side view.
In terms of the knurling on the bars---these bars were obviously intended for a top yoke (triple tree) with a different spacing for the bar clamps.
However if you don't mind the appearance then it is quite OK to clamp on the plain chromed part of the bars---many designs do just that.
But to judge whether the bars are right for you, Bigbars, you need to ask yourself some questions.
For example-- how tall are you, are you long or short legged in relation to your height etc
And then---how are you going to ride the bike--is it for bumbling around country lanes or are you a pseudo racer with your chest on the tank---or anyplace between these two.
You really need to get on the bike, position yourself how you want to ride the bike and then see how these bars fall naturally in place--or not.
Personally I prefer quite low straight UK type bars--but that is because I am quite tall with long arms and I prefer a stance where I am leaning forwards somewhat so that the forward weight of my body is counteracted by the force of the wind at about 70 mph.
But just saying that illustrates in my mind how personal these things are.
Sorry if I have not helped too much!

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Re: Do these handlebars look a bit odd?
BigBars #818557 08/03/20 4:50 pm
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They do look a bit narrow to me, but it's really a matter of what's comfortable for you.
The bars on mine are by Emgo. The spread from end to end measures 77cm. The rise is maybe 8cm.
I've included a picture of the bars on my A65, also Emgo. Width on them is 75cm, with a rise of about 10cm.

Attached Files T150Bars.jpgA65Bars.jpg

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Re: Do these handlebars look a bit odd?
BigBars #818675 08/04/20 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by BigBars
How does the overall shape appear to you folks for UK type low bars (which is what I'm after).

Does it look normal? Seems a bit low and narrow to me.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

I'd have said possibly too high, too wide and not enough pullback but not easy to tell from only one image as Tridentman pointed out.

If you were to look at the bike from the same position as the Haynes manual cover photo was taken with the instruments in position then it could give you an idea?



[Linked Image from d32ptomnhiuevv.cloudfront.net]

Triumph used several similar handlebars, any one of which could be offered as the correct "low" handlebar.


The '74 T150 low bar part number was 97-4300 which was the same as the early T140 low bar, however, the later T140E 97-7041 is the one often supplied.
https://www.baxtercycle.com/product/97-7041/
https://www.thunderbirdspares.com/h...0vt160v-uk-spec-chrome-97-7041-665-p.asp
https://www.triumph-spares.co.uk/trident-low-uk-handlebar-repl-97-4583-97-7041

Re: Do these handlebars look a bit odd?
BigBars #818729 08/04/20 7:44 pm
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Get yourself a set of Norman Hyde M bars, comfort wise the shape is spot on, also made of thick wall tubing so they don’t crush like some I’ve bought.


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Re: Do these handlebars look a bit odd?
BigBars #818737 08/04/20 8:49 pm
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hhhhhhmmm.....them bars look like some emgo 'euro' bars I have in garage if you get 'thick walled' bars forget about using halcyon bar end mirrors as the part that goes inside the bars wont fit without considerable grinding down I know this first hand so don't nobody argee with me about it


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Re: Do these handlebars look a bit odd?
BigBars #818778 08/05/20 6:32 am
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Thanks for all the input folks, I'll go and measure it up. I was wondering as the DPO had done so many dodgy things. They might be a bit too narrow, as the The master cylinder hose has a very sharp bend between the MC end and the bracket on top of the top yoke that it goes through.

Cheers!


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