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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-30-2015, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Spray and play

Splashed a bit of colour on the bike a few weeks ago ..

mods so far have worked out well .

Fwd handle bars have solved my back pain and the lhs rear brake makes hill starts a breeze. not missing that white elepant park brake !

The exhaust is next .. ive stripped her down and made the mods for an undertail exhaust which is being hand fabricated from stainless.

That and the msx 125 taillight incorporating the indicators will make it look more sport than bulky cruiser. the radiator shoulders are going in the bin as well.
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Neat color scheme, not sure i'd ever go for that but it sort of resembles the Japan only colors of the CTX.

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I solved some of my problems reach problems by moving the bar forward, despite nudging my windscreen slightly I consider it a huge improvement over the OEM condition it was in originally.

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^ I had done that with the original bars and found it an improvement but due to racing injuries my wrist couldn't handle the new grip position.
I'm thinking of red Honda wing decals on the tank cover sides for a more sporty look.
The msx 125 taillight is a bolt on but removal of the indicators might break a few rules stateside.
Lucky here in SEA as police don't care what mods are made untill there's an accident.
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Looks good!
So tell us more about the bars, many here are interested-source, size, install issues?
The small red wings will look great on the tank. I have gold on mine.
Keep us posted on the exhaust, seems a few are into making changes recently.
Oh, and pics-gotta have the pics.



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^ Yes Dave I had a thread on here somewhere on the bars , they are pro-taper knockoffs .

Price here was 12usd.
Install is a bolt on , just drill a hole for the switch blocks after finding a comfortable bar position and tightening it down.
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^ Yes Dave I had a thread on here somewhere on the bars , they are pro-taper knockoffs .

Price here was 12usd.
Install is a bolt on , just drill a hole for the switch blocks after finding a comfortable bar position and tightening it down.



found your old thread

https://www.ctx700forum.com/forum/how...rs-fitted.html
unfortunately it doesn't tell us any bar dimensions (spread, rise, pullback) so it might be tough to match them, even from a domestic source. As you noted, the Renthal look similar but are pricey. Not sure if the dimensions are the same as we don't know yours.
It does sound like the bars make things more comfortable.



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I like the color you added!

How'd you do it? Take it to a painter, or DIY?

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Sorry Dave your quite right. I have measured the bars but not posted the details I will get those up today for you.
Colour was Diy .

Removed the panels and sand , prime , guidecoat , sand , colour , sand , colour and clearcoat.
The headlight surround needs a really good scrub with a toothbrush and detergent if the primer is to stick properly. Paint and paper $10usd.
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Okies ,

The bar measurements ,

Spread ....76cm

Pullback ...6cm

Rise ...... 10cm

Cast aluminum and very light.
I had thought I may have vibration issues without bar weights so initially I left off the caps and found it was fine , just fitted plastic end caps from a Yamaha Mio 125.
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