View Full Version : Pics of narrowed Biltwell Frisco bars

08-25-2010, 2:41 PM
Just got a set of Biltwell Frisco bars (Gen 2) anyone got pics of a narrowed set and how much was taken off the end? Want to get an idea of how far i can go!

08-25-2010, 2:49 PM
mine (gen1) just fit in the risers, i cant think theres more than 1/2" to lose, unless the dimensions changed alot, i know they made them shorter

**nevermind re-read your post your talking about taking it out of the control/grip area- id say an 3/4-1" is probably max before the bends if your running stock hd controls atleast

08-25-2010, 3:12 PM
Not running any switches just grips and old style harley levers,fitting an internal throttle though so i need an extra bit of straight tube to fit this. Didn't realise they had shortened them till i got them i was looking at pics of the old longer ones!!! want to 'narrow' thema little to make them look a little taller.

08-25-2010, 3:20 PM
I usually just start cutting. 3" is MY standard with MY controls. YOURS may be different. A metal-cutting chop saw makes quick work...sooo much cleaner and faster and easier than a hacksaw.

08-25-2010, 3:43 PM
Pipe cutter works well too.

08-25-2010, 4:22 PM
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/93383975@N00/4569084517/" title="downsized_0501001330 by solitaryechoe, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4569084517_cb0bcdd701_z.jpg" width="384" height="512" alt="downsized_0501001330" /></a>
here's mine. gen 1 tho. about 2 inches was all i could get off and still have my clutch lever in a good position

08-25-2010, 4:42 PM
Measure how wide your controls are and leave 3/4" before the bends if you want them as skinny as possible

08-26-2010, 12:53 PM
Cool just waiting on the levers (ordered them then realised the store was on holiday) before i start cutting, gonna use the horizontal band saw in work need to turn the internal throttle down in the lathe at the same time, the tube wall is thicker than i thought!