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Cable extensions for larger handle bars?

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Moonlightmile, May 17, 2019.

  1. Moonlightmile

    Moonlightmile Just got it firing!

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    hey guys. I’m wanting to try and fit a taller and wider handle bars onto my v7iii. The problem I’m having is I cannot find a website that sells longer clutch and throttle cables. Does anyone know where tho get them or any ideas on how to do it myself?

    Thanks!
     
  2. john zibell

    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    You will have to have custom cables made. Some motorcycle shops have that capability. This outfit can make then for you, but you must provide very accurate dimensions. https://www.motionpro.com/c/custom-cables
     
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    I found a youtube vid a long time ago posted by a young man who made his own.
     
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    Moonlightmile Just got it firing!

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    They say they don’t know if they have the fittings and that I would have to send them my cables for them to see if they can do that
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Sounds like a project for next winter.
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I’ve put some of the tallest ATV bars on a Stone for a customer, and with clever rerouting, length was a non-issue for front brake line and clutch cable.
     
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    Harry H Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    I would try with the existing cables first. If that does not work, then spend the time and money to get new cables as needed.
     
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    Exactly.
    If the old ones don't work then at least everything is in place for accurate measurement.

    OP: Might want to look around for any custom bike builders in your area.
    They may have the ability or know a local who can make them.
     
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    vagrant High Miler GT Contributor

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    I think I remember somebody here putting on Rox risers by rerouting the cables.
     
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    Moonlightmile Just got it firing!

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    Thanks for the tips and tricks! I’ll try and reroute them first
     
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    vagrant High Miler GT Contributor

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    I just looked at my III. I think by dropping a fork tube down just a bit below the top triple tree the cables / hose can be moved to the back side and that should give you plenty of room. let us know. It would be a good time to leave them 10 MM lower than stock too.
     
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    Moonlightmile Just got it firing!

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    I’ll try it. I’d hate to have to disconnect the brake line
     
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    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    What is the benefit of lowering the tubes in the yokes by 10mm?
     
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    Moonlightmile Just got it firing!

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    Success! But not so much for me, as the handlebars I wanted to put on is 1” dia. Dammit. But the rerouting went well with lowering the forks
     
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    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Two steps forward, and one step backwards. At least it's progress. :cool:
     
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    vagrant High Miler GT Contributor

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    Well you're ready when u get the right ones.
     

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