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post #1 of 4 Old 11-27-2006, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone installed a handlebar crossbar?

Twisted Throttle sells a bolt on crossbar for stock handlebars said to stiffen the stock bars slightly and provide a mounting point for gps,etc.

Anyone done this? Thoughts?

I have trimmed my stock bars by 1 inch and like the riding position. Many riders install aftermarket bars,but I am thinking about this option.
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-27-2006, 07:38 PM
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I bought that crossbar and it's a total waste of money. The clamps are the same rubber-lined clamps you can buy at Home Depot.

If you want to mount a GPS or radio, get a RAM motorcycle camera mount. For $10 more you get 100% more bang for your buck.

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post #3 of 4 Old 11-27-2006, 11:24 PM
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Get new handlebars, nothing can compare in my opinion! One of the single best mods that I ever did! Proptapers come with a very heavy duty crossbar.

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post #4 of 4 Old 11-28-2006, 03:06 AM
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I purchased that same crossbar from Twisted Throttle.

I like it. It works, I certainly haven't had any complaints with it.

My GPS stayed solidly on there during a 9000km ride this fall in all sots of conditions. Concrete Slab, asphalt, dirt roads, and some off road stuff too.

A pic of it with GPS

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