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Re: Handlebar Adapter for the ZG1000
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2012, 06:07:27 pm »
 I've just had my ride on proto #2. WOW - serious vibration control! Unfortunately the hole centers are off, so the machinist is going to have to cut another one. Don't know if I'll have it in time for RWTW, but at least proto#1 will be on there. Steve
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Re: Handlebar Adapter for the ZG1000
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2012, 05:11:53 am »


Heli have discontinued this line Link  that I think would have been a shoe in.





Ha! Result!!
I went down to my local Bike wrecking yard and scored a set of Heli Bars for $20  :)
Shame they did not have a front fender too! LOL
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Re: Handlebar Adapter for the ZG1000
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2012, 10:21:32 am »
 that was a score -used heli's will still pull around 300.00, so even if they need to be stripped and recoated that's a deal! Steve
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Re: Handlebar Adapter for the ZG1000
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2012, 09:36:03 pm »


Heli have discontinued this line Link  that I think would have been a shoe in.





Ha! Result!!
I went down to my local Bike wrecking yard and scored a set of Heli Bars for $20  :)
Shame they did not have a front fender too! LOL


A shame I'd reckon... sounds like you were in a stealin' mood.
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Re: Handlebar Adapter for the ZG1000
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2012, 02:03:29 am »
I tell ya Rev, I was outa there like a greased pig!  :motonoises:


To be honest I think he had been at the sauce, as it was lunchtime and I could smell booze.
So I was er ya I guess that's ok... byeeee


Now I gotta figure out the angle of the dangles...


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Re: Handlebar Adapter for the ZG1000
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2012, 07:35:21 pm »
I know a lot will depend on which bar you run, but what about extending cables and other assorted stuff with the controls? Stock bars in the stock position gave me a pain between the shoulders. GenMar risers fixed that but I still am riding with my arms almost completely extended. It's still a pig doing much slow speed stuff(motor officer course type games) and I'm sure a little more leverage(ala GL11/1200 bars)would help there.

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Re: Handlebar Adapter for the ZG1000
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2012, 10:08:43 am »
 I got proto #2 squared away and took it to RWTW. It worked outstandingly well! I have a meeting with the machinist tomorrow. I'll start getting the final proto under way, and discuss final parts prices. Of course I still have to source hardware and powdercoating; I'm considering just buying a powdercoating outfit and an old oven to do it myself... Steve
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Re: Handlebar Adapter for the ZG1000
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2012, 01:26:13 am »
  Hehehehehe... I've got fully rubber isolated tube handlebars ! I'm gonna run proto # 2 up to the RWTW and see which setup gets the nod for production... Steve

steve, ya mean the clamps are rubber isolated right? Not the actual bars themselves?

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Re: Handlebar Adapter for the ZG1000
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2012, 01:28:46 am »


Heli have discontinued this line Link  that I think would have been a shoe in.





Ha! Result!!
I went down to my local Bike wrecking yard and scored a set of Heli Bars for $20  :)
Shame they did not have a front fender too! LOL


WOW, shame they don't have bike boneyards anywhere near here. I'd love to check one out on one of my next road trips. Where was the one you went to?

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Re: Handlebar Adapter for the ZG1000
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2012, 03:40:04 pm »
Welcome to the Comfort Club!   ^-^

I'm soon-to-be-a-grandfather, and I knew before I bought the bike that I would be changing the bar position.
By the time I was finished, I had installed the Storz Adapter that allows tubular bars, and Heli-Bars which are adjustable in multiple directions.

It still wasn't enough for my "Sportless-Touring" riding style  :D, so I also added 2" ROX risers to the mix.

I followed that up with Murph's Kneesavers and a Russell seat.
Now that I have a bike that fits me, I'm planning another Iron Butt ride in May.


Rick,
Will the Rox risers work with my Helis? And did the 2" give you enough? You bought the 7/8" ones right? Model number?
Thanks,
Jim
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Re: Handlebar Adapter for the ZG1000
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2012, 04:18:51 pm »
Welcome to the Comfort Club!   ^-^

I'm soon-to-be-a-grandfather, and I knew before I bought the bike that I would be changing the bar position.
By the time I was finished, I had installed the Storz Adapter that allows tubular bars, and Heli-Bars which are adjustable in multiple directions.

It still wasn't enough for my "Sportless-Touring" riding style  :D, so I also added 2" ROX risers to the mix.

I followed that up with Murph's Kneesavers and a Russell seat.
Now that I have a bike that fits me, I'm planning another Iron Butt ride in May.


Rick,
Will the Rox risers work with my Helis? And did the 2" give you enough? You bought the 7/8" ones right? Model number?
Thanks,
Jim

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Re: Handlebar Adapter for the ZG1000
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2012, 12:59:19 pm »

Rick,
Will the Rox risers work with my Helis? And did the 2" give you enough? You bought the 7/8" ones right? Model number?
Thanks,
Jim

I'm using the Rox risers with my Helibars.
I bought them of eBay, and I can't remember what model number.
They are 7/8" black 2" risers.
Now I'm riding in basically a "Goldwing" style upright position.
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Re: Handlebar Adapter for the ZG1000
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2012, 01:26:43 pm »
Rick, Thanks for your reply. I ordered the Rox risers but I went for the 3 1/2" ones. I figure i can always slide my Helis down a bit if they are too high. I'll have them in a few days and then I can see what I have to do about cables and hoses. Still  a lot cheaper than buying a new bike. And I just love my Connie anyway.
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