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General => Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion => Topic started by: flea on 07 Feb 2019 at 22:13

Title: handlebars
Post by: flea on 07 Feb 2019 at 22:13
this site is great ,a post a week or so ago alerted me to the fact that the t35 needs bars that are thicker then normal where they go through the clamps , as most bars iv looked at are a constant 7/8 anyone know where in oz I can get the right dia through the clamps bars , if not what solutions are people using for this prob , also what is the proper dia through the clamps .. thanks
Title: Re: handlebars
Post by: eddie on 08 Feb 2019 at 08:16
You've got hold of the wrong end of the stick!
   The 'bars are of a constant diameter - they need to be WIDER in the centre straight section than most of the commercially available 'bars so that both the handlebar links sit on the straight tube - otherwise the clamps get strained and eventually fracture! Also, beware, the liner segments are of an odd thickness - don't be tempted to use offcuts of 16g tubing as this can also lead to fractured links. The handlebars should be 7/8" dia (.875") and the hole in the links is something like 1.032"dia.  On an un-strained link, the split in the link should be 1/8" wide.

  Hope this has cleared up any confusion.

  Regards,
                 Eddie.
Title: Re: handlebars
Post by: flea on 08 Feb 2019 at 21:12
ahhh , the light bulb just came on , thanks eddie , was wondering why , would have caused a lot of manufacturing probs if done the way I intrepritated the posting , now the fun begins not many bike shops around here so ebaying asking diams and lengths of middle sections .. how come such simple things can be the biggest headaches
Title: Re: handlebars
Post by: isettaman on 09 Feb 2019 at 15:33
Regarding the centre straight piece, does that also apply to Plus handlebars?
Dave
Title: Re: handlebars
Post by: Doug on 09 Feb 2019 at 16:10
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Regarding the centre straight piece, does that also apply to Plus handlebars?

Yes. In regard to the adjustable handlebar clamps and how far the mounting points are apart the Mark and the Plus series are the same.

-Doug
Title: Re: handlebars
Post by: isettaman on 09 Feb 2019 at 17:44
Cheers Doug
What currently available handlebars would you recommend which are nearest to the original Plus shape?
Many thanks
Dave