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Precision Engineering has just completely redesigned their multi-adjustable handlebars and I must say I am very impressed!!

My new set arrived on Friday and I finally got a chance to play around with them.  >:D





From their website:

These adjustable handlebars are CNC machined out of billet 6061 aluminum. These are completely adjustable vertically, forward, backward for a super customizable riding position. These risers will allow 3" of adjustment rearward, 3" adjustment forward and 1.5" upward with out adjusting the hydraulic lines.
These risers have been completely re-designed for 2013 allowing for greater rearward adjustment towards the rider, relocating the hydraulic lines, more adjustability forward and backward with the use of "Face Splines, wider spacing at the triple clamp for better compatibility with Garmin GPS products and the use of all Metric hardware.

This product is supplied with all hardware needed to make installation very simple and straight forward.

These risers are available in your choice of black anodize or clear anodize to provide protection to the outside elements.


http://www.preeng.com/xcart/product.php?productid=56&cat=11&page=1



Things I really like about the new design...

The bolt holes in the bases are now larger to allow use of Murphs wedges if one wishes.




The new design has teeth where the arm connects to the base, giving endless adjustment options for forward/back, it also means they were able to get away from that one small bolt on the prior version to set the position.






The telescoping extensions now have about a 1/2" longer range to them, see below compared to their prior version.






They completely changed the position of the arm mount on the base, on the prior design the hole was just straight up and in the middle, on the new design it is angled back towards the rider and is also higher up, giving the bars even more height options and further back positioning. See pic below of the new angled base before I installed it compared to the prior center hole base design.






With this new design having more pull back and height options I now no longer need to use my 2" Heli risers to have the bars in the perfect position for me!!  :great:


Only temporary down side of that is I currently have my Zumo mounted to my Heli riser mount, so today I went ahead and ordered up a new mount for my Zumo and will be losing the Heli risers all together!  :great:



Here's some comparison shots of the prior design with the new design, one thing to note is that with the new design I don't even have them telescoped out at all to be in the same position as my prior set was completely telescoped out, so that means if one wishes they can be even closer to the rider or higher up, so many endless options with these bars. I really love this new design, it's so much cleaner IMO!

They're also now available in silver too if you want to go slower...  :nananana:



Prior design:




New design:






Look out Heli Horizon bars, there's a new sheriff in town!!





« Last Edit: February 18, 2013, 03:35:34 am by ZG »
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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 03:28:59 am »
Sorry, a couple more pics I forgot to post...

If you have the oem lines it has a place to move that square piece on the front of the upper triple clamp which allows the oem lines to reach when extended.  :great:




Also these have the adjustment option at the top of the bars as well to move the grip bars angle...  :great:


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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 11:55:07 am »
They may be a bit spendy but they sure look like a nice quality peice

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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 12:56:46 pm »
I am getting a set of Phil's 4" extensions (long enough to require +4" hoses) for a bit over $400.

How much do these cost?
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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 02:18:56 pm »
They look like really nice design & machining, CNC really opens up doors. I'm curious, it looks like there are 24 adjustment notches, which translates to each one giving 15 degrees of movement, is that too extreme? Also, I assume they are aluminum, do you know what alloy?
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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 03:12:19 pm »
They look like really nice design & machining, CNC really opens up doors. I'm curious, it looks like there are 24 adjustment notches, which translates to each one giving 15 degrees of movement, is that too extreme? Also, I assume they are aluminum, do you know what alloy?

Extreme??? Can bike parts ever be too extreme Phil?  ;) :) >:D

As for what they are made of, the site says billet 6061 aluminum.
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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 03:17:05 pm »
How much do these cost?

$650 JR.


If there is enough interest here in them I can see if they'll do any group buy/discount, chime in folks if your on the fence so I can gauge a potention group buy.


These guys really do great work, I've gotten to know them well over the past year doing other custom stuff.  :great:
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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013, 03:24:05 pm »
I'm curious, it looks like there are 24 adjustment notches, which translates to each one giving 15 degrees of movement, is that too extreme?

I read this question as "is 15 degrees of movement per notch too much"  (i.e. would finer adjustment / more notches perhaps be necessary?)

Regardless.... A VERY nice looking and clever design to add to your showcase of aftermarket excellence ZG!!  :great:

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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2013, 04:38:27 pm »
I just heard from PE, see what they said below:

To all who purchased the first design Precision Engineering bars are eligible for a 50% discount towards the purchase of a new set of 2nd design Precision Engineering bars.


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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2013, 09:55:35 pm »
I am thinking of doing these as well. Very nice set with tons of adjustments. Very nice. I didn't see but do you need to do longer lines?

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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2013, 10:07:01 pm »
Decided to just order and be done with it.  Hope the install is smooth.

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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2013, 10:08:53 pm »
I am thinking of doing these as well. Very nice set with tons of adjustments. Very nice. I didn't see but do you need to do longer lines?

My front lines are 2" longer than stock, so no issues for me.

But on their site they list: "These risers will allow 3" of adjustment rearward, 3" adjustment forward and 1.5" upward with out adjusting the hydraulic lines."

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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2013, 10:12:33 pm »
Decided to just order and be done with it.  Hope the install is smooth.

Congrats SS!  :great:

I'm no wrencher by any means and I can do it in about a half hour all by myself...

Please post up some pics and feedback on em when you get them installed!  :beerchug:
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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2013, 10:12:46 pm »
Now THESE look nice, just wow
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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2013, 12:30:32 am »
I would love to get a set of these but my son needs braces first
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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2013, 12:54:41 am »
I would love to get a set of these but my son needs braces first

Braces are over rated...  ;) >:D
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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2013, 12:09:44 pm »
I would love to get a set of these but my son needs braces first

Braces are over rated...  ;) >:D

I told my wife the same thing
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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2013, 01:00:23 pm »
Can you post up a pic of these installed on the bike from a distant side shot, and one from the back?  Would like to see them actually on the bike.

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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2013, 04:17:15 pm »
Can you post up a pic of these installed on the bike from a distant side shot, and one from the back?  Would like to see them actually on the bike.

Will do, my new GPS mount should be here by the end of the week, then I'll take some better shots and post em up for ya.
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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2013, 12:08:03 am »
Ok, this should help to clarify...
 
Measuring from the center of the bar from the center of the "O" that the actual handlebar (that yer grip is on) mounts into down to the bottom center where it bolts to the upper triple clamp is about 12" fully extended, not extended is about 10&1/4". So depending where you have the rotation set (where the arm connects to the base) you can just take a tape measure and put it to yer upper triple clamp and aim towards you at the angle you would like.

Does that make sense??   ???
 

FYI, their prior design measures in at 9&1/4" fully extended.
 
 
Does anyone have a stock bar that they can do this measurement?
 
 
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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2013, 02:35:34 am »
Stock bars on my '11 look to be ~8"

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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2013, 02:42:04 am »
Stock bars on my '11 look to be ~8"

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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2013, 07:49:53 pm »
Got my new GPS mount on Friday and Saturday re-installed the new bars!  :)

Unfortunately ran into a little bit of a snag, got em on and all adjusted into the perfect position for me, pulled the bike back and realized a bit of a problem... If you have an 08/09 (with the storage compartment on top of the tank) when you turn the bars the new angled bases hit that storage box, my guess is they didn't take the 08/09 center storage box into consideration which is taller in that spot then the 10+ model years...  :(






Oh well, an easy fix was to just put my risers underneath them which then made them clear that storage box just fine.  :great:

When I had them on without the risers I had the arms telescoped all the way out, but now with my risers under them I have the arms collapsed down to their lowest position. Went for a ride and absolutely love em, I was very happy with the prior set but this set is even better, I'm very comfy and it pushes me back in my Corbin and zero strain on my back.  :great:









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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2013, 01:22:21 am »
- zg , you'll need to post up that pic of yours where you're sitting on the machine whilst holding the bars.

- IIRC , the rider's posture (ie , you) is ala GoldWing (bolt upright , elbows at a 90 deg angle).

- that should be instructive to people thinking of converting this sport-tourer into a tourer.

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Re: New design for 2013 Precision Engineering Multi-Adjust Handlebars!!
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2013, 02:41:50 am »
- zg , you'll need to post up that pic of yours where you're sitting on the machine whilst holding the bars.

- IIRC , the rider's posture (ie , you) is ala GoldWing (bolt upright , elbows at a 90 deg angle).

- that should be instructive to people thinking of converting this sport-tourer into a tourer.

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Are you referring to this pic of my prior PE bars Dog?  ???



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