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Hey all,

I am currently running a stock VRSC-A handlebar setup, and am looking for more of a drag-bar setup. I run clip-ons with my Sportster and really like the more aggressive stance around the city. Of course, the Sporty also has mids..

Do I have any decent aftermarket options for drag bars or lower profile ones? The Clamshell also seems to be an issue from what I have read, I'm assuming I would have to do a cluster relocation for new bars. I would love to keep the Clamshell and not have to buy a new cluster for bars, does anyone have experience with a bar swap on this model?

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Hey all,

I am currently running a stock VRSC-A handlebar setup, and am looking for more of a drag-bar setup. I run clip-ons with my Sportster and really like the more aggressive stance around the city. Of course, the Sporty also has mids..

Do I have any decent aftermarket options for drag bars or lower profile ones? The Clamshell also seems to be an issue from what I have read, I'm assuming I would have to do a cluster relocation for new bars. I would love to keep the Clamshell and not have to buy a new cluster for bars, does anyone have experience with a bar swap on this model?

Thanks,
Rebel
It is possible with a bit of work (see pics)although the easy option is to go with "B" or Nightrod risers which gives you an infinite choice of bars.
The ugly thing in the pics is my bike when I first bought it and has
1 1/2" Buffalo bars with the clamshell, the bars being seriously modded and rechromed to get the clamshell to fit. I still have these bars but without the clamshell. (each to their own!) I must add the bike looks nothing like that now!!!

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I've had one with drag bars with shorter risers and a clamshell that had been cut shorter to fit. It still used the stock cluster. Only bad thing is if you have forward controls and are less than 6' tall, your lower back will start to kill you after a while.
 

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Mike, I was afraid of that, I'm right at 6' so it would be a gamble.

If I went with the easy route of using the "B" setup, are there part #s associated with this?I'd like to rip the risers and mounting off a donor bike if all possible.

Also, Coast, no shade, but that thing was f***ing hideous. hahaha.
 

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Also, Coast, no shade, but that thing was f***ing hideous. hahaha.
Like I said It don't look like that now!!!
There are quite a few of the Nightrod risers and cluster housings for sale on Ebay if that's the way you choose to go, mostly in Germany but most will probably ship if you ask.
 

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I see housings and risers on eBay for 2005 VRSCBs, what I'm unsure of is if my clamshell speedo will fit it? Do you really have to swap out the entire cluster to change the handlebars?
 

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No, same cluster can be used.
 

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I have an 06 vrsca and had the same problem. I went with the donor option. I was able to grab a riser and clamp with the cluster mount for around $200. I bought the chrome bezel that sits on top, from Harley for around $35. I can see if I still have the part numbers somewhere but no promises. I ran some 1.5” Z-bars with mine and I’m 6’2”. I also have the altered state 4” extended controls to match. Before and after pics below:









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I don't mean to resurrect this thread, but I am in the process of doing this swap and wanted some advice on routing the wires. My VRSCA has the turn signals and hand control connectors mounted to a metal plate. That worked great on the clamshell, not so great on the B bars. Is that thing able to come apart?
 

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Part numbers

Do you have the part numbers for what you bought to get the speedo and riser to look like in the image.

Thank you

I have an 06 vrsca and had the same problem. I went with the donor option. I was able to grab a riser and clamp with the cluster mount for around $200. I bought the chrome bezel that sits on top, from Harley for around $35. I can see if I still have the part numbers somewhere but no promises. I ran some 1.5” Z-bars with mine and I’m 6’2”. I also have the altered state 4” extended controls to match. Before and after pics below:









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