Knut--Guys, which -07 bars? R, D, CX or DX? Are they all identical? Educate me... Thanks.
1.355 Inches, came up with that twice after just riding it but interference from brake, clutch lines, wires etc. could change that a figure a little- I've been dreaming of risers for my R but after a lot of research here on the site I came to the conclusion of buying '07 bars for my '06 which has worked out great. If you can't get '07 bars just buy taller bars don't buy risers, as all they do is add looseness, creakiness, another point of failure, etc. Not Recommended - I actually had a riser bolt back out of my Triumph risers, found it when the bars suddenly got loose like an old car with slop in the steering wheel - I was shocked to see the riser bolt backed out. Just source another set of handlebars, bearing in mind the stretch limit of stock brake, clutch lines and wires, ( higher and farther back '07 bars need an '07 brake line ) and don't go any further - it defeats the purpose of buying an R and having the look it provides - don't know what your intention is but that's what I know - Best of Luck !!
Rod; Thank You, great thread! I miss Philthy and his posts...Knut--
I was talking about the 2007 R bars vs. the 2006 R bars.
Try this thread and the articles referenced, especially post #9. Back when I had the R, I dug up the numbers for the various bars-- I'm sure that information is long gone unless you *really* know how to search for it!
Rod; Thank You, great thread! I miss Philthy and his posts...
Jason; Sorry for hijacking. Pictures when bars installed? Thanks.
zantegr - So I don't know what the width from riser mount hole centerline to centerline is on your A Model upper triple clamp but on my R Model the O.D. of the installed risers ( the total installed width from the left outboard side to the right outboard side ) is 4.850". The handlebars must be perfectly straight for about another .500 on each side before curving upwards to be like an '07 R handlebar. This leaves the tube perfectly straight where the risers clamp it down and gives clearance for the instrument clamshell to clear the upsweep since it overhangs the risers. Just some additional thoughts your fabricator might want to know - Also the way the R clamshell is mounted to the risers is quite different than most other V Rods so if you plan on using your A clamshell it may not mount to them in the same way. Good Luck & send a photo when you get 'em !
Holy Crap Batman ! ( zantegr ) that's pretty wild ! Your scaring me a bit with those overly generous wiring / cable cutout slots - are those structurally sound ?
To mount the gauges, get some 1inch wide by 1/8 thick aluminum strap. Put a 1/2 hole in one end of each strap and put it under your new risers. There are some really small (1/8 ?) holes already molded into the backside of the gauge housing. Drill the four holes to locate the housing forward of the risers. This is cleaner than the stock mounting and puts the gauges at a better angle for visibility.