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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-25-2015, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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I want to raise my handlebars to a more upright position like the 8-ball has...so last night I took the controls off only to find that this cannot be done until I drill a second set of holes in the bars so the controls have somewhere to sit in and hold to. Everything I had previously read said the handlebars all come with two sets of holes for either an upright or low riding position depending on rider size. Well that is just not true and I'm tired of pulling my elbows in to ride.

I'd like to see if anyone has done this or who could some approximate estimates as to where I should make these holes in relation to the existing ones so I can keep all my cables at the same length and avoid much adjustment.

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It would be much easier to grind down the peg than to drill new holes, don't you agree? Then you can change the angle of the levers to wherever you want. When tightening the perches, have then just tight enough that they hold their position, but can rotate in the event of a drop and prevent the levers from breaking. An old dirt biker's trick.
Three reasons drilling the bar is not a good way to go; chrome is very, very hard stuff, new holes will start it peeling, unless you have a drill press with a drilling jig its hard to start a drill bit on a round surface.

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you are 100% correct...it would definitely be easier to do that, and I did consider it but was unsure if I could tighten them enough to prevent them from moving/sliding. Guess I could wrap the bars with some electrical tape to give the perches something to bit into a tad. \\


...Alright, I'll give it a shot...thanks!

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You can tighten 'em stupid tight if you wanted to. No need for tape. I did what I recommended to my bars 5-1/2 years ago and nothing has moved.

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excellent...looks like i have plans tonight!

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The perch is made of soft aluminum, so filing the pegs down will be easy. Good luck and glad I could be of help. That's what us old guys hang around for.

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What RICZ said, thats what I did when I fitted BurleighBars.
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I am 6' 3" so i also moved my bars UP same line as my fork, just "snip off" that nodge and file it back, easy peasy

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Interesting post and hope I am not hijacking. When I ride 1 up my bike feels ok reach wise to the bars. Not perfect but ok. When I ride with my wife 2 up the problem is more apparent. My wife is constantly sliding forward over bumps because I cannot rest against her as my reach doesn't allow it. How does one determine which bars to get to correct this problem.

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There should be a generous elbow bend when you are in a riding position. If your arms are straight, or damn near straight, you are too far away from the bars. It's that simple.
I was too far from the bars and when I had my seat customized, he modified it to move me forward. Now I have much more control.

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