View Full Version : Solid stock handlebars?

03-11-2016, 8:23 AM
I started a thread the other day about buying an cb650 that didnt run for somewhere between 400-600$. But i got a 1980 cb750 last night that ran for 1000$. So my build is beginning soon. I had a 79 cb650 a couple years ago i built. But im bored at work, and wanna build some handlebars for the bike to save some money. I dont have any 7/8 tubing unfortunatly but i found a stick of 7/8 solid stock. Wanting to build some z bars with maybe an 8 inch rise. Any down falls to using solid stock that im not thinking of? Other than weight? Thanks for any input. I know they will be heavier, but dont know if theres any other downsides.

03-11-2016, 10:21 AM
The vibration would be a real mother fucker.

03-11-2016, 11:37 AM
What about a combination of the solid stock across the horizontal where it would cause the least harm, and cutting up the or some other old bars? Or using it to make risers for a T-bar style?

What style are you after? Something llike brat or 'rabbit ears' might be easily possible.

I mean, you're going to feel the difference with solid stock 12" over apes! ... But, having said that, I've a pair or 1-1/2" T-bars you could use as a boat anchor they are so heavy.

There are so many cheap to free 7/8" bars in the world, I have to wonder why?

03-15-2016, 9:36 PM
Damn thats almost as stupid as when i thought 7/8" was 21mm! Had to shim all the controls..

03-15-2016, 9:56 PM
The vibration would be a real mother fucker.
X2.if ya wanna build tbars get tubing,not solid stock