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GTR Handlebars
« 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!

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Re: GTR Handlebars
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 11:58:55 AM »
I have a GTR handlebar nicely chromed available if you want to talk.

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Re: GTR Handlebars
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: GTR Handlebars
« Reply #3 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 ?
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« Last Edit: January 16, 2017, 04:57:07 PM by BRT-GTR »
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Re: GTR Handlebars
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: GTR Handlebars
« Reply #5 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.
'67 350 GTR undergoing repairs with a '75 Yamaha TX500 front end

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Re: GTR Handlebars
« Reply #6 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)...;-)
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Re: GTR Handlebars
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2017, 09:58:52 PM »
I didn't compare cable holes, but I'm guessing they are interchangeable.
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Re: GTR Handlebars
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: GTR Handlebars
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: GTR Handlebars
« Reply #10 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

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Re: GTR Handlebars
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2017, 08:47:17 AM »
Ken, need your address. Not avoiding you, just hard to keep in touch.

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