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post #1 of 5 Old 11-12-2013, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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Hello,

I just bought a V-Strom 650, and was wondering if anyone knew of any narrow handlebars that I can switch to. I live in California where pretty much every biker lane-splits, and because traffic is so horrible at times, late-splitting is pretty much a must. The problem I'm having is that the V-Stroms handlebars are a bit too wide, and I tend to get stuck in-between cars, which I hate, especially when congestion is really long. So, does anyone know of any handlebars that are narrower than the stock ones?
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-12-2013, 02:20 AM
 
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Easiest and cheapest way to narrower bars is to cut the ends off the stock bars. Use a pipe cutter if you have access to one and the ends'll be nice and square, too.
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-12-2013, 09:42 AM
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Hello,

I just bought a V-Strom 650, and was wondering if anyone knew of any narrow handlebars that I can switch to. I live in California where pretty much every biker lane-splits, and because traffic is so horrible at times, late-splitting is pretty much a must. The problem I'm having is that the V-Stroms handlebars are a bit too wide, and I tend to get stuck in-between cars, which I hate, especially when congestion is really long. So, does anyone know of any handlebars that are narrower than the stock ones?
Also in Calif. - and was thinking the same thing yesterday.
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On my last bike, I cut mine down as well. You need to trim the stay tabs off of the controls on both sides to be able to move the controls inward.
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-12-2013, 04:32 PM
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I live in California where pretty much every biker lane-splits, and because traffic is so horrible at times, late-splitting is pretty much a must.
Come on over to the East Side of the mountains. Not much traffic over here though we do get a few tourists on the weekends. 1.8 people/sq mile according to the census. (just about right) :mrgreen:

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