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post #1 of 2 Old 06-29-2017, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Narrow handlebar recommendations?

In LA traffic my bark busters turn into mirror busters

ok, ok, I haven't busted any mirrors, but I have tapped a few while lane splitting.

My handlebars are 34" wide and I was hoping to install something narrower. Anybody use anything they'd recommend? This is the most narrow one I could find at 28.7" wide.
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post #2 of 2 Old 06-29-2017, 12:51 PM
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There may be just enough straight bar for the controls of a Gen 1 at about 7.5 inches. But a Gen 2 needs about 8.5 inches on the throttle side.

There many brands of bars, so one may find a mini-bike bar with narrow enough cross-bar/long enough straight section.
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