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So, I'm 300 miles into a new Icon and have decided that the bars are a little too wide and too high for my taste. Thought they would grow on me, but I don't think it's gonna happen. Looking to get a little narrower and a little lower, closer to maybe a Honda CB.

I still want to maintain a somewhat "standard" seating position, maybe erring slightly on the low side of things. Not interested in anything super low.

So, should I just go with the FT bars or should I be considering any other good options?
 

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I ended up with the FT bars mainly because a) the price was very reasonable and b) it came pre-drilled for all the fittings that clamp on to it - a mate of mine had to drill his own holes for his monster and it was not a simple task to measure and get right
 

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So, I'm 300 miles into a new Icon and have decided that the bars are a little too wide and too high for my taste. Thought they would grow on me, but I don't think it's gonna happen. Looking to get a little narrower and a little lower, closer to maybe a Honda CB.

I still want to maintain a somewhat "standard" seating position, maybe erring slightly on the low side of things. Not interested in anything super low.

So, should I just go with the FT bars or should I be considering any other good options?
Go gor Renthal Street Ultra Low, thats what you are looking for.:nerd:
 

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I ended up with the FT bars mainly because a) the price was very reasonable and b) it came pre-drilled for all the fittings that clamp on to it - a mate of mine had to drill his own holes for his monster and it was not a simple task to measure and get right
Hey Feli what else do you need to change the bars? Just the bars?
Thank you
 

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I got the renthal ultra low and couldn't fit everything on them so ended up getting lsl street bars. They maybe too low for what your looking for but they work great for me
 

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I got the renthal ultra low and couldn't fit everything on them so ended up getting lsl street bars. They maybe too low for what your looking for but they work great for me
Uh oh! I just ordered the said Renthals! How far off were they because I might be ditching the mirrors!
 

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I agree with Jonny. Be careful to measure the length of the bar from the end to the start of the bend. I have the Renthal RC High bars on my Icon but it didnt all fit without some mods to the bars
 

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I agree with Jonny. Be careful to measure the length of the bar from the end to the start of the bend. I have the Renthal RC High bars on my Icon but it didnt all fit without some mods to the bars
Can you elaborate on what "mods" we're needed? I work as a mechanic so I can cope with a bit of adjusting! I just want to know if it's do-able or if I have to send the bars back?
 

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The bars didnt have enough room to fit all the components along the straight ends. Because the mirrors are screwed into the brake and clutch clamps just removing them wont fix the issue. I welded a half inch (thats 12.7mm for all our weird math friends HaHa!) to each end to provide just enough length to properly mount the components. The bars end up the same length as factory but lower and super clean. The only other mod was drilling the Renthals for the placement studs on each component. Not at all hard but definitly dont rush.
 

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I don't know if it'll work for the Scramblers, but I've always filed those placement nubbins off the switch housings rather than drill holes in the bars. Anybody tried that? Thanks.


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I don't know if it'll work for the Scramblers, but I've always filed those placement nubbins off the switch housings rather than drill holes in the bars. Anybody tried that? Thanks.


Sarah
The gear will rotate eventually... that's why they have those nubbins.
 

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Rental ultra lows worked for me? Everything fits with room to spare.

All I had to adjust was the position of the brake line from the master cylinder.

I ground down the nobbins and they components clamp plenty tight enough!
If they come loose in the future I'll deal with that then, better than drilling holes in my opinion.

The rentals are super light by the way! Took me an hour in total with limited tools at home
 
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