Author Topic: Murphs tubular adapters and Honda Sabre bars.  (Read 811 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Mike G

  • Mini Bike
  • **
  • Posts: 105
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Murphs tubular adapters and Honda Sabre bars.
« on: April 23, 2013, 02:28:11 pm »
I have been having neck pain on long rides so I decided to install Murphs tubular bar adapters and the adjustable handlebars off an 85 Honda V65 Sabre.  I re-routed all the cables and hoses with the exception of the front brake hose from the master cylinder to the splitter.  For that I bought some Earls fittings and braided stainless hose from ANPlumbing.com and made it myself.  If the bars were any further back or higher it would require at least a new clutch hose and maybe others, even some of the wires were about as far as they can go without surgery.  It moves the bars back about 4” and my hands are now about even with the rear of the gas cap and about as high as stock bars with 1.25” risers.  According to an online motorcycle ergonomics site I went from about a 20 degree forward lean to about 5 deg.  Hopefully that will alleviate the neck pain but only time will tell.  Now I just need to install the SPOOFAK, wire up the GPS cradle and add the 4-pot GSXR calipers and I will be done farkeling for a bit.(famous last words)  I already did the Meanstreak rear wheel, Rifle windshield, overflow tubes and Audiovox cruise control so it's just about where I want it.



This shows approximately the difference between stock bars and the adapters with Sabre bars.



Here is the finished installation.

Mike G

Offline Eddie

  • Road Bike
  • ***
  • Posts: 305
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: Murphs tubular adapters and Honda Sabre bars.
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 05:18:38 am »
Nice, I just put mine back, ya mind if I ask what you did to the throttle side control box to keep it from spinning? I was about to make a little bracket from the clutch perch to the control box.

Offline Mike G

  • Mini Bike
  • **
  • Posts: 105
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: Murphs tubular adapters and Honda Sabre bars.
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 01:05:15 pm »
Both the right and left controls originally had pins that went into corresponding holes in the bars to prevent them from rotating.  On the left bar I drilled a new hole in the Sabre bars and all was good.  I would have done the same thing to the right bar but the PO had shortened the throttle tube by about ½” for some reason and cut the pin off so he could move the controls on that side further out.  I’m guessing he wanted the space to mount something to the round portion of the bars, looked like he did the work with a dull hacksaw and a butcher knife.  There is a hole molded  in the middle of the (now missing) pin that is just a hair under 3/32”.  I cleaned out the hole with a 3/32” drill bit and pressed a piece of welding wire into it and drilled a corresponding hole in the bar, no more turning.