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 install. 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 T-bar 10" rise Chrome handlebars and the capabilities of keeping your stock controls. He does not walk you through everything you have to do with your cables and wiring but does give tips and some ideas. We leave that up to you to decided on how you want to customize. Here are some tips on wiring for motorcycle handlebars we think will help you someday, feel free to take a look.
With our T-bar 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 heights: 8" or 10' Rise. 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 and comfy 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. And if you want to know more, head over here to see how we install a rabbit ear 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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Here are measurements of the two styes of T-bar's. The 8"come in Chrome, Black and Stainless, dimpled or smooth. The 10" come in Chrome or Black, dimpled or smooth
Lowbrow Customs T-Bar Handlebars In the Wild!
Black 8" rise smooth T-bars.
Tim Fiorucci's 1973 Ironhead Sportster rocking our 8" rise Smooth Stainless T-bars.
Video Time Stamps:
00:01 - Intro
00:23 - T-bar handlebar styles available.
00:49 - Removing the stock speedo and tac gauge cluster.
01:10 - Speedo gauge mount relocation options
02:09 - Remove the bolts holding the headlight eyebrow on to free up room to move the gauge cluster out of the way.
03:20 - Removal of the turn signal, mirror, and hand controls on the right side. 05:53 - 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.)
07:02 - Tip on how to remove glued grips on the left side.
07:34 - Loosen the nuts on the riser bolts before removing the bars, this will help with getting them loose and not spin.
07:57 - Remove old handlebars from stock risers.
08:33 - Remove stock risers.
09:29 - 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 T-bar handlebars.
12:10 - Brake line talks and how to determine what length you may need with new bars.
13:34 - Reinstalling the right controls onto the bars.
13:38 - Pay attention to the brake switch on the controls and to line up your brake lever correctly.
15:01 - Reinstalling the left controls onto the bars.
16:48 - Ideas on how to clean up your controls, wiring, cables, and customize your new handlebars.
18:39 - Finished!
18:45 - Lowbrow Customs T-bar handlebars in the wild!