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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2019, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Handlebar adapters, FJR

I found these handlebar adapters on eBay. 7/8" (22mm) handlebar will fit with all of the grips and clamps on the stock FJR handlebars. One bolt mount (10-1.5mm). Since they could mount in the existing slot, I would use a nut below, with fender washers above and below the stock Steering Handle plate. Nuts and washers to be bought separately. Bring your own handlebars, of course.

~US$15 in cost, not the hundreds that riser plates or custom steering heads would cost.

I may change from the FJR stock castings to normal handlebars over the winter. The local MC shop has a wide variety of handlebars on hand, and you can take one outside to quick-check if they might give you the hand position that you want. I believe that ordinary handlebars will isolate hands from vibrations or "buzz" from the bike, better than the rigid FJR castings.

Any advice would be welcome here, especially if you have already made the change with some other hardware. (These two adapters are pictured on a full-size paper image of the stock Gen2 Steering Head.)
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I wanted desperately to do this when I first got my FJR, searched for hours for a way to do it. The only worry I would have with your 'ONE BOLT" adapters is picking the old heavy girl up after a fall.

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I may change from the FJR stock castings to normal handlebars over the winter. The local MC shop has a wide variety of handlebars on hand, and you can take one outside to quick-check if they might give you the hand position that you want. I believe that ordinary handlebars will isolate hands from vibrations or "buzz" from the bike, better than the rigid FJR castings.
Hmmm. You could then hit the local H-D shop and fit ape hangers on the bike. OTOH, just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.

Seriously, I saw a post somewhere (don't remember where) where someone did just that. It looked a little strange, but I remember that he said that it did solve the problem.

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FOUND IT! https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/10-fjr-farkling-ii/142026-tube-handlebar-conversion.html

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I wanted desperately to do this when I first got my FJR, searched for hours for a way to do it. The only worry I would have with your 'ONE BOLT" adapters is picking the old heavy girl up after a fall.
Phil,

Those are 10M machine screws in the adapters, and with the handlebar intact, there are two of them to take the weight. I would not worry about getting the bike upright, if you are using your legs rather than your arms to do the heavy lifting. I'd want to practice this technique with help available, at first. Skip the ad in front of the video.

https://youtu.be/HhUj7EJhZiE

I have even seen a folding jackstand with a ratchet-strap on the market for lifting a fallen bike. That make the job a one-hand effort.

@JohnC ,

I'd never want ape-hangers on any bike I ride, but a more relaxed and comfortable hand/arm position should be easy to find, with the right handlebars. The stock handlebars are too limited in every dimension, and I believe they transmit engine vibrations to the hands, being too rigid. I can't imagine that it would be safe to ride with hands going numb, but I hear that complaint often enough to think the FJR may need a tweak, there. Ordinary handlebars should be much better at reducing or stopping engine vibration, at the hands.
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Red, you don't want style points to fit in with the local H-D group?


Me, neither.

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Red, you don't want style points to fit in with the local H-D group?
Me, neither.
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Nah . . . Those H-D guys have never seen the front of my FJR, anyway.
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If you ever go the 7/8" bar conversion you will never go back. Wider grip position and closer to the rider equals greatly improved handling. I converted mine the first month I owned my 08.
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If you ever go the 7/8" bar conversion you will never go back. Wider grip position and closer to the rider equals greatly improved handling. I converted mine the first month I owned my 08.
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Happy to hear that.

7/8" (22mm) handlebars come in all shapes and sizes. Do you know which brand or Part Number handlebars did the job for you? Or pix?
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I used the Daytona bars from Bikemaster. About $24
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