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Bridgestone Tech Talk => 350 Talk => Topic started by: nysz1b on January 16, 2017, 11:26:59 AM

Title: GTR Handlebars
Post by: nysz1b on January 16, 2017, 11:26:59 AM
Need to know what type of handlebar would be a good substitute for the now unobtanium original 'bars for a GTR. Can anyone reccomend a specfic supplier, i.e. Flanders?. I would not care if it also had a cross-brace, as on a GTO; I think that it would  give the GTR a distinctive look. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: GTR Handlebars
Post by: davis on January 16, 2017, 11:58:55 AM
I have a GTR handlebar nicely chromed available if you want to talk.
Title: Re: GTR Handlebars
Post by: Mike Anderson on January 16, 2017, 12:01:31 PM
Hi,
When you finish with Davis, call me if you don't buy his. I have a set of GTO bars freshly chromed and nice.
Later  Mike  (317)729-2418
Title: Re: GTR Handlebars
Post by: BRT-GTR on January 16, 2017, 01:16:39 PM
                nysz1b
                             This has been raised by a number of members recently. There are no substitute, off the shelf, bars available that match the GTR shape. Could use a couple myself.                       Guys, Is it time to have some made ? ?    Richard ?
            Brian.
Title: Re: GTR Handlebars
Post by: OldSwartout on January 16, 2017, 08:41:23 PM
Have you checked with Richard? He bought the remainder of the reproductions that Kotaro made a couple years ago.  They may be gone now, but check if you haven't already.
Title: Re: GTR Handlebars
Post by: old smokey on January 17, 2017, 08:49:50 PM
The forward handlebars are the Yamaha TX500. Behind that is me holding GTR bars for comparison.
The GTR bars come up sooner and bend down a little steeper. They also seem to be slightly longer.
Title: Re: GTR Handlebars
Post by: slawsonb on January 17, 2017, 08:55:04 PM
They are pretty close and would do in a pinch. If there wasn't another GTR (with correct bars) sitting next to these, who would know, or care...er...sorry moonpup (purist)...;-)
...bert
Title: Re: GTR Handlebars
Post by: old smokey on January 17, 2017, 09:58:52 PM
I didn't compare cable holes, but I'm guessing they are interchangeable.
Title: Re: GTR Handlebars
Post by: kleindorf on January 17, 2017, 10:16:57 PM
I  established all the dimensions as used by Flanders to describe their available 22mm/ 7/8in handlebars. If memory serves the closest I came was a Suzuki bar used on a 250 streetbike from the 80's or newer. So,MAYBE narrow the search down to this brand...if in fact the bar is still listed/available with Flanders.This would be applicable for a 350GTR.
Title: Re: GTR Handlebars
Post by: BRT-GTR on January 18, 2017, 11:14:57 AM
            Certain Honda 125 models used bars that look very similar to GTR but never been in a position to compare.                             Brian.
Title: Re: GTR Handlebars
Post by: coxy on January 25, 2017, 03:44:04 PM
there is a old post somewhere on the site I think it was kz bars or z bars which are the same though with no holes drilled for the wiring
Title: Re: GTR Handlebars
Post by: davis on January 30, 2017, 08:47:17 AM
Ken, need your address. Not avoiding you, just hard to keep in touch.

- Bob