Street Cup Handlebar Change

Discussion in 'Triumph Twin Power' started by Celticages, Oct 20, 2017.

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  1. Celticages

    Celticages Well-Known Member

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    Before and after

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  2. Celticages

    Celticages Well-Known Member

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  3. deanat78

    deanat78 New Member

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    @Celticages thank you so much for all your info and for consistently coming back to such an old thread, you've helped many people (I'm sure many have used this info and haven't said anything)

    Would you mind sharing what parts **exactly** you used? The stock Twin bar, and the stock risers? Did you have to get new cables, what else did the process involve?
     
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  4. deanat78

    deanat78 New Member

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    Did anybody attempt to either rotate the stock bars or reverse them? How did that go?
     
  5. Don the Don

    Don the Don Bigger Than The Average Bear

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    Hi and welcome mate, introduce yourself on the Newbe page
     
  6. Celticages

    Celticages Well-Known Member

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    You thanked me for consistently coming back and I have failed to come back in a while to answer you question in a timely manner. I apologize. You probably have it sorted by now but would be happy to go over the exact process I took and the parts I purchased. I will check back in a few days. XD
     
  7. deanat78

    deanat78 New Member

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    I bought a twin handlebar and cable and got it all swapped. Cost a few hundreds of dollars, but I can now ride without constant back pain :)
     
  8. garethr

    garethr Well-Known Member

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    #68 garethr, Feb 17, 2021
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    Just thought I'd mention this...

    For many years, Meriden Triumphs had 1 inch handlebars. When they changed to 7/8 inch handlebars there must have been a big box of risers in the stores, because (on the T140, for example) they continued to use the 1 inch "P clamps" with spacers/shims to accommodate the 7/8 'bars.

    If you can't find any, try searching for Triumph P clamp spacers.

    There may be aftermarket options. I know it's possible to buy 1 1/8 inch to 7/8 inch spacers, because I've seen a Street Scrambler with the standard "fat bars" replaced with 7/8 inch Renthals. The owner said that the serrated spacers he used came from eBay/China.

    EDIT:
    While searching for something else, I found that www.barnettclutches.com have 1" to 7/8" spacers in their catalogue.

    Part no. 701-80-10079 >>>> https://rssd.cld.bz/Barnett-Catalogue/36
     
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  9. Geoff Butler

    Geoff Butler New Member
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    Hi all,

    Like many of you have been discussing on this thread for the last couple of years, I have decided that different bars on my 2017 Street Cup will make for a more comfortable ride.

    I took the plunge today and simply flipped the main centre ā€œUā€ bar up the other way and the result is better than I expected! The bar end angles could be better but I intend to ride it for a while to see whether it is more comfortable for my back and arms on a long journey.

    Notable downsides are:
    1. The switch gear notches do not line up when the bar ends are rotated
    2. The brake and clutch cables restrict the handlebar positioning so I may need the longer ones
    Ultimately I think that Renthal Ultra Low bars will be the long term solution for me but this will be more expensive (for the bars, clamps and cables needed).
     
  10. OsteKuste

    OsteKuste Intergalactic Warlord
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    I just installed the British Customs handle bar clamps and spacers today. Kept the original bar, but with the spacers it added about 10mm height to the bar. Hopefully just enough that it will help take a little strain off my wrists.
     
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