Handlebar Install Tips,
Tricks & FAQ
Are there sizing charts
available for the apparel? Yes, to see sizing
charts for all of our apparel please click
Can I return an item
for a refund? Yes, you can return new,
unworn or unopened items for a refund within 90 days
of purchase. Please see below on the procedure for
returning an item. If a product is not new, that is
it has been installed or has damage (for instance
handlebars with clamp marks) we cannot except a
return. When returning items please make sure items
are well packaged, any items that are damaged on the
way back to us due to improper packaging will not be
refunded as we will not be able to sell it again.
You cannot return custom or special order items such
as oil tanks, fenders, magnetos and frames so make
sure to ask any fitment / application questions
before ordering! All returns are credited back your
full purchase amount (not including your shipping)
to your credit card or paypal depending on which
method you paid with. We do not exchange items due
to the limited nature of some of our products.
We do not warranty electrical items, if there is any
defect or fault we will help to try and figure the
issue out, but any warranty offered or manufacturing
defect will have to be addressed directly with the
manufacturer. If an item is new, unused and
unmounted in original packaging we will accept
returns as usual.
Can I exchange an
apparel item for a different size? We do
not do direct exchanges, however you can purchase
the proper size apparel item and return the unworn,
unwanted one for a refund. See below for the proper
return procedure. If apparel items have been worn or
washed we will not accept returns!
How do I return an item? To return
an item you MUST first contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and get a RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization)
number which needs to be written visibly on the
outside of the package. Any packages coming back to
us without a proper RMA number on the outside of the
package will be refused and returned to sender. ***Please
sure to email us for the RMA number as we
need this in writing for our records, it cannot be
done over the phone
When Will My Order Ship?
Orders ship out Monday - Friday 8am-4pm Eastern,
and typically ship out the same day or within 24
hours (not including weekends). Keep in mind if
you order 2nd day air at 8pm at night that will
not ship until the next day! If you need it by a
specific date and are unsure of what service to
choose feel free to call or email us and we will
be glad to help out. Some custom order items such
as hardtails and magnetos ship separately once
completed, please refer to the listings for those
items for current lead times.
Shipping Our primary domestic
shipping method is UPS. We chose this method
because it matches the service level we offer to
all of our customers. We want to make sure the
packages we ship have point by point tracking,
insurance in case of an issue, that the package
will get to you on time, and in great condition!
We charge actual shipping based off of your order
(weight and dimension) as well as your address; We
do not add on any additional handling or service
only offered for lighter weight, low value
shipments. We limit this because they do not offer
true tracking and a offer a lower service level.
We charge actual shipping rates and do not add on
any additional handling or service charges!
Shipping Internationally We ship
world-wide. UPS is the best service with several
options available depending on the country you
reside in. There may be additional customs duties
or brokerage fees based on what your countries
laws are and we do not have any control over
these. UPS offers excellent point by point
tracking and is typically 3 - 4 days anywhere in
the world. It costs more but you will know where
your package is and you will be sure to receive it
First Class International typically takes 2-6
weeks and has minimal tracking, once it leaves the
country it will not be updated until it clears
customs. This is the cheap option for light low
value packages, but you get what you pay for! USPS
Priority International is faster and has better
tracking, and typically arrives in 7 - 10 business
days. The customs declaration number will not show
an update until it is released from customs in
lower the value on packages for customs?
We WILL NOT do this, it is
illegal and we can not mark the value of your
orders down. Even if you ask we can not do this
and we have no control over any fees, duties or
taxes your country or customs department may
charge you. Please take this into account and if
you are unsure research it with your customs
department we are not familiar with every
What types of payment does Lowbrow Customs
accept? Lowbrow Customs is set up to
take payment via your credit card (Visa,
Mastercard or Discover), debit card, or through
PayPal. You don't need to sign up for a PayPal
account to check out, you can just enter your card
info and address and it will process it like
a secure site? Yes!
We have a secure 128-bit encrypted checkout to
ensure your personal data is protected. We have
never had a single problem with any security
Out Of Stock? One thing
that sets Lowbrow Customs apart is we will
only sell you parts we have on hand and ready
to ship Today! We do not pre-sell parts, take
your money for parts we do not have on the
shelf, and we do not drop ship (the only
eception are Frames and Magnetos which are
made to order).
We sometimes run out of stock on items we
carry for several reasons, but we can
guarantee that if it is out of stock it is on
order! Many of the cool parts we carry are
made in small one man shops who can not keep
up with large volume orders or are imported
from overseas from the UK, Sweden, Japan,
Taiwain, etc. If you see an item you want, buy
it, or tomorrow they may be gone! Keep in mind
leaving items in your shopping cart does not
put them on hold, only a completed order does
that, so leaving items in your shopping cart
does not do anything unless it is paid for! If
the item has several variations (for example,
velocity stacks for several different model
carbs) but the option you want is not in the
drop down menu, that means we are currently
out of that variation. As soon as parts come
back in stock we update the website
immediately and they will be available for
If the item is out of stock, enter your email
in the Out Of Stock notification box and
recieve an email as soon as they item comes
Customs offer wholesale pricing for
vendors & stores? If you are
interested in being a dealer of Lowbrow
Customs products for your company you can find
more information on our Dealer
Motorcycles We Make
We do not offer any one-off hardtails or
frames for different make and model motorcycles,
only the models you see in the Motorcycle
& Hardtails section.
|British Frame Types, Years
'Unit' refers to unit Triumphs or BSAs. The
'unit' bikes have a motor and transmission that is one
piece. Earlier 'Pre Units' have a transmission that is
a separate piece from the engine. Unit 650 c.c.
Triumphs were 1963 and later. The unit bolt-on
hardtails also fit pre unit duplex frames, '60 - '62,
which are characterized by the double-downtubes at the
front of the frame.
Triumphs 1971 and newer are known as OIF or
Oil-In-Frame models. They have a much thicker frame
backbone and seat post, which serves as the oil tank.
These OIF frames are different than the earlier styles
and you cannot use a bolt-on hardtail on them. The
rear section of the frame has to be cut and a weld-on
hardtail welded in place in a jig by a professional
Triumph unit bolt-on hardtails fit 1963 - 1970 bikes.
'71 on up are known as Oil-In-Frame or OIF models, and
you cannot use a bolt-on hardtail with these, the
frames are different and would require a weld-on
You can fit up to a size 140 tire in our hardtails or
full frames without a problem. A wider tire will
physically fit in the frame but you will have an issue
in trying to keep the motor sprocket and the rear
wheel sprocket in-line, and to keep the chain from
eating at the side of the tire.
Stretch refers to the length of the bike,
based on the measurement from axle-to-axle on a stock
bike. So a 4" stretch gives you 4" more length
axle-to-axle than on your stock bike. If you go with a
0" stretch you will NOT have room to mount an oil tank
inside the hardtail between the seat post and the
fender/wheel. You would have to use a stock-type or
side mounted oil tank.
With a 2" stretch it gives you more room and allows
you to use an approximately 5" diameter oil tank. A 4"
stretch allows even more room and you can do a bit
larger oil tank or still mount a 5" diameter tank with
a little more room to spare so it isn't so tight. A 4"
stretch gives you a nice line from the backbone of
your stock front frame section right down to the rear
axle, it keeps it pretty much one continuous line.
refers to the ride height of your bike. When you
choose a hardtail with drop, it is lowering the rear
and of the bike. So for instance (measure your own
bike to determine the actual ride height), if you
happen to have 5" of clearance on a stock bike with
stock wheels, and you install a hardtail with 2.5"
of drop it will lower the rear of the frame so it
has 2.5" of ground clearance. If you want your frame
to sit level and you lower the rear you will have to
either shorten your front end or rake it.
Why am I being charged shipping even though
a frame is over $100? If you read the description
for the frames it says: "Frames are EXCLUDED from
the free shipping over $100.00 special "
Frames ship direct from David Bird in the time
stated on the product listing, when they ship we
will email you tracking information!
NOTE TO AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMERS: If you are in
Australia or New Zealand there may be additional
charges other than calculated upon checkout. These
countries have strict import laws regarding package
dimensions so depending on the size of the hardtail
ordered it may have to ship freight or there may be
additional charges. We will email you with an update
after the order is placed and we can calculate
dimensions and costs.
Tips, Tricks & FAQ
Installing new motorcycle
handlebars should be well within the
skill set of most home mechanics. If you are
uncomfortable with the process, please consult a
motorcycle service professional. The following links
and FAQ's should answer any questions you might have
on the subject.
Common Questions & Answers:
Q: Will these bars fit my bike?
A: This is an ambiguous question. Which bars?
What motorcycle? How tall are your risers? How short
are your cables? If you really want our advice,
please be thorough as possible in your inquiry. Tell
is your bike specs (fork style, motorcycle
make/model, hand controls specs, etc.) This
information is required to make an accurately assess
your fitment dilemma.
Q: Will I need to get new cables for my 20XX
A: Not all factory bikes are exactly the
same, and there is no way to know whether your
ten-year-old machine has aftermarket cables, wires,
brake lines, etc. Use this chart as a guide:
- Biltwell Tracker, Moto, Clubman, Keystones and Low
Drag bars generally fit stock-length wires, cables
and triple trees on late-model Sportsters
- Biltwell Window, Frisco and Chumps generally fit
stock-length wires, cables and triple trees on Dynas
- Apes generally require longer cables and wiring to
fit any bike with standard hand controls (brake and
clutch levers, for example)
Q: Can I narrow dimpled bars?
A: You can, but doing so may compromise the
function and safety of your throttle. Reason: the
tool that puts the dimple in the bar increases the
outside diameter of the tubing slightly. If you want
to make your handlebars as narrow as possible, use
non-dimpled bars and install your stock H-D hand
controls according to the instructions on the link
Q: What are the dimensions of the Biltwell
bars I want to buy?
A: Every Biltwell handlebar listing in our
web store includes a blueprint in the photo gallery.
These blueprints show width, height, back sweep and
other measurements for every bar in our line.
Q: What is the difference between dimpled
and non-dimpled handlebars? How do I know which
style is right for my motorcycle?
A: Dimples are the 2-inch-long indentations
on the underside of each handlebar end on select
Biltwell handlebar models. The wire clusters on
stock Harley-Davidson electrical switches rest
inside these dimples and are held in place by the
bar clamps on stock H-D brake and clutch levers. If
you intend to keep your stock H-D switchgear and
hand controls, dimpled bars are the right choice. If
your bike has no front brakes, a foot clutch, no
bar-mounted electrical switches or similarly custom
control setup, non-dimpled (smooth) handlebars are
the way to go.