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 Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:59 am 
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Looking at getting some renthal bars for my hornet, but dont know what size to go for.. i.e medium,low,ultra low or flat...

http://www.moto-racing.co.uk/item--Rent ... Black.html

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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:15 am 
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Low's are very similar to stock height.
ultra low's are around 1" lower
flats might cause you clearance problems with the tank :(

go look on B&C Express web site, they list all the dimentions of all the Renthal bars :D

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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:56 am 
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Thanks steve,

Sounds like ultra low would be best choice tbh, is it an intensive job to swap everything over?


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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:52 pm 
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does every one drill holes for the switchgear or go for the dremmel and remove those tabs?

if there's no holes to be drilled its easier! done my CRM and my wife's Yamaha...

I was changing throttle cable at the same time on one of em an that put a few mins on..

seem to rememebr it didnt really take long at all!

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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:28 pm 
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i drill the holes. only takes 2 minutes to mark he up and drill.


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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:21 pm 
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yeah but better get it right! basically when I bought my new bars was before I started do more my self and the guys at the shop fitted em for free - they pressured me into an angle on the bars - and with in days I was fiddling cos they didnt feel right on corners.. so I angled em a fair bit..

frankly I wished I'd saved my cash an left the renthals on...

my CRM horn an light beam switch slide around a fair bit... suppose I should get some tape on under there or summat!

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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:25 pm 
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That little bit stops the switch housing from spinning when you touch it. Definitely drilling the holes.

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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:00 pm 
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cutting corners usually means more time and money wasted 8o
do it properly and it will reward :angel

drill drill the bars..
DO NOT REMOVE LUGS :Bad otherwise :help may be your next question

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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:14 pm 
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Fcuk me, how many more times will this be asked and answered. :Bang

Drill the bars, don't file off the lugs.

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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:16 pm 
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richard pitman wrote:
Fcuk me, how many more times will this be asked and answered. :Bang

Drill the bars, don't file off the lugs.


:rollin :rollin :rollin :Bad

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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:15 pm 
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I filed the lugs down on mine, everything has stayed in place nicely though and doesn't move round the bar, i wrapped a bit of blue tape around the bars where the switchgear sits for it to grip onto more. Luckily the tape is the exact colour of the bars too so you can't notice it.

I went for road lows and find the riding position very comfortable, no discomfort whatsoever on the 150 mile trip each way i did at the weekend

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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:06 pm 
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I filed the lugs down on mine, everything has stayed in place nicely though and doesn't move round the bar, i wrapped a bit of blue tape around the bars where the switchgear sits for it to grip onto more. Luckily the tape is the exact colour of the bars too so you can't notice it.


It is still an unsafe bodge no matter how you look at it.

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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
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370steve wrote:
Low's are very similar to stock height.
ultra low's are around 1" lower
flats might cause you clearance problems with the tank :(

go look on B&C Express web site, they list all the dimentions of all the Renthal bars :D



Hi,

I'm now looking to replace the original bars on my 600S as they are getting rather rusty, and I was wondering whether the standard bars are the same between the faired and non-faired Hornet? Hence I wasn't sure if the Low or Medium Renthal Bars would be closest to standard for my bike.

To be honest, if anything I'd prefer a slightly more sit up and beg position, so I was going to choose the Renthal Medium bars, but I want to make sure that these new bars won't foul on the fairing as I turn.

As an alternative - should I get the low bars if they are closest to Honda OEM bars, and then consider riser clamps?

As always, any advice gratefully received!

Jim


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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:42 pm 
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If your'e not fussed about colours and are happy with chrome may be an option.

To quote Mr Pitman

"Best bit is that they come predrilled to take Honda switchgear, so they are 'plug and play'."

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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:00 pm 
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Hmm, I actually want to move away from chrome as the current ones are rusting and I don't have a garage to stop it happening to like-for-like replacements.

The link you sent goes to some ultra-low bars so that's moving away from the more sit up and beg position I'm looking for, and I don't mind having to drill holes. However there was a useful bit of info about the bar ends/weights needing to be replaced when going to new bars.

Anyway, I thought I'd check Honda websites for the parts lists to see if there is a difference between Hornet and Hornet S in terms of handlebars. It turns out they are the same part number for both.

I am now swaying towards using the closest shaped bars specified by Renthal, but adding risers that bring the bars up and further back.

As I wrote before, any other suggestions gratefully received!

Jim


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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:41 pm 
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Protaper Carmichael bend fatbar with low risers. Less pullback than Renthals.

My 2cts.


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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:12 pm 
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took my renthals off, i love the standard bars , perfectly weighted , lovely arm distance apart , no vibrations through bars, (unlike the renthals)

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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:37 pm 
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paulh0rnet wrote:
took my renthals off, i love the standard bars , perfectly weighted , lovely arm distance apart , no vibrations through bars, (unlike the renthals)


It's just a shame that the standard bars rust so badly if you don't have the luxury of a garage....


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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
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JimBobs63 wrote:
It's just a shame that the standard bars rust so badly if you don't have the luxury of a garage....


I find that strange, what year is yours? i wonder whether they changed the chrome quality?

I commute all year and in all weathers on my 99 and it lives outside under a bike cover when not in use...yet the chrome bars haven't suffered.

Hey Hoon if you read this what condition were/are your bars in? Hoons bike (Mercifully retired now) certainly led a harsh life commuting.

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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:41 pm 
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JimBobs63 wrote:
paulh0rnet wrote:
took my renthals off, i love the standard bars , perfectly weighted , lovely arm distance apart , no vibrations through bars, (unlike the renthals)


It's just a shame that the standard bars rust so badly if you don't have the luxury of a garage....


8o 8o
In my many many years of biking and owning loads of Honda bikes in that time as well as others , commuting every day ( incl winter) on most of them i can honestly say I have never had rusty OEM handle bars.

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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:56 pm 
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paulh0rnet wrote:
JimBobs63 wrote:
paulh0rnet wrote:
took my renthals off, i love the standard bars , perfectly weighted , lovely arm distance apart , no vibrations through bars, (unlike the renthals)


It's just a shame that the standard bars rust so badly if you don't have the luxury of a garage....


8o 8o
In my many many years of biking and owning loads of Honda bikes in that time as well as others , commuting every day ( incl winter) on most of them i can honestly say I have never had rusty OEM handle bars.


Wow, that makes me think that mine aren't OEM....


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 Post subject: Re: Renthal Bars
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:39 pm 
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Hi,

I bought the Low Renthal Bars and fitted them over the weekend. (It only took about half an hour - not the whole weekend...!)

Well pleased! They are of course a bit wider and therefore sweep slightly further back so I'm slightly more upright which is what I want.

The big difference is in handling - it just seems so much more controlled, especially at slower speeds in traffic, etc.

And of course, they look better than the rusting old chrome bars....

Jim


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