FJR Top Gun
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: near Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA, Sol III
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.)
2008 FJR1300A - Pirelli Angel GT (Spec A) tires, RDL seat, TPMS, GPS digital speedometer (Amazon ~US$28.00).
P.S. Life is too short, and health is too valuable, to ride on cheap parade-duty tires.
Last edited by red; 11-18-2019 at 07:17 PM.