In this how-to tutorial Tyler shows you how easy it is to take your stock Sportster's cockpit and turn it into something exciting and custom. Changing out your motorcycle handlebars can drastically change the look, feel, and handling of your motorcycle and are extremely easy to change out. Tyler walks you through the step by step disassembly of a 1994 Harley-Davidson 1200 Sportster stock handlebar and control set up. Then walks you through how easily it is to install a new set of our Narrow Rabbit Ears handlebars and the capabilities of keeping your stock controls. You can always check our basic tips and info about motorcycle handle bars here if you feel like you forget something.
With our Rabbit Ear handlebars we have a lot of options for you to choose from. We have smooth or dimpled that come in three different finishes, Chrome, Black, or Stainless and we even offer two riding styles: Standard width or Narrowed. After choosing the right bar for you, there is even more ways to customize your cockpit with accessories or deleting accessories. From deleting your speedo, to changing out those bulky motorcycle mirrors, to adding some styling grips, to even relocating your turn signals. The options are endless and a really easy way to make your bike stand out from the rest all while being a super fun and easy project to tackle on your own. We also have another guide to show you how to install a T-bar handlebar onto a motorcycle. So follow a long and get some ideas on how you can make your cockpit even cooler by utilizing all that Lowbrow Customs has to offer.
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Comparisons between the Lowbrow Customs Standard and Narrow Rabbit Ears.
Lowbrow Customs Narrow Rabbit Ear handlebars in the wild!
Video Time Stamps:
00:01 - Intro
00:20 - Rabbit Ear handlebar styles available.
00:48 - Removing the stock speedo and tac gauge cluster.
01:09 - Speedo gauge mount relocation option.
02:08 - Remove the bolts holding the headlight eyebrow on to free up room to move the gauge cluster out of the way.
03:19 - Removal of the turn signal, mirror, and hand controls on the right side. 05:52 - Removal of the turn signal, mirror, and hand control on the left side. (Turn signal and Mirror come off the same way as the right one.)
07:01 - Tip on how to remove glued grips on the left side.
07:33 - Loosen the nuts on the riser bolts before removing the bars, this will help with getting them loose and not spin.
07:56 - Remove old handlebars from stock risers.
08:32 - Remove stock risers.
09:28 - Differences in certain stock mounting riser studs to look out for and solutions if you need to use something different.
10:53 - Installing Lowbrow Customs Rabbit Ear handlebars.
12:52 - Note* what to look for when putting the stock controls back onto the new handlebars. Be sure to watch out for the brake light switch and to engage the lever accordingly. You can also see the dimpled part of the bars will help you align the wiring correctly.
13:33 - Installing stock controls on right side.
14:58 - Installing stock controls onto the left side.
16:28 - Narrow Rabbit Ear handlebar install complete.
16:47 - Ideas and options on what to do to clean up the look of your cockpit
17:52 - Finished!
17:59 - Narrow Rabbit Ear handlebars in the wild!