NEW Gen 2 HeliBars® Tour Performance™ handlebar relocation adapters for the Honda GL1800 2018+ (all models)
Installs between the factory handlebar mounting clamp risers and the top triple clamp to reduce the reach to the grips.
HeliBars has updated it's 2018+ Goldwing Tour Performance handlebar adapters to improve comfort and handling. By removing the original "Sport" position from our adapters we gained the freedom to perfect our Touring position. We have reduced the rear angle of the grips and adjusted the reach to offer improved comfort and handling performance.
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I'm a 5'8" woman. I have a 2020 DCT Tour Goldwing. The arm reach for me was okay but right on the edge of being too far away. I installed the HeliBars and they make a world of difference in the comfort. I now have a slight bend to my elbows and it feels like I'm in better control of it. Thanks to Harry for giving me some pointers over the phone! I so appreciate your product!! I rode 600 miles yesterday and I'm so glad I installed them. Thanks again Harry!!
This product was easier to install than I anticipated. It took me 90 minutes, working slowly and carefully. The YouTube video helped, but the instructions were excellent (18 pages with lots of pictures). My riding position is improved, with my hands closer to me, my arms more relaxed. and overall more comfortable. The risers were well made and fit perfectly with no play at all. I am happy with the quality of this product.
The caps come off and get lost. Glue them on or you will loose them.
I must say that i love the new position of the bars. But the installation on a GL1800 Tour NON DCT is not as easy as described! The issue is that on a non DCT the hydraulic line for the clutch and wiring harnesses for the throttle are not long enough as assembled. With that said if you try to assemble the handlbars on the risers you are stressing the clutch line and throttle wires too much. The difference between the DCT and non DCT is that the clutch line and wires to the throttle are on the same hold down. Since the wires for the Throttle handlebar come from the left side of the bike, the addition of the clutch lines moves those two harnesses further away from the throttle, therefore being too short. But.. if you disconnect the hold down and remove the tape for the wiring harness, the rubber grommet can be moved about a half an inch giving you enough room for installation without stressing the wires. The same can be done for the clutch hydraulic line. I am not sure if the grommets on all bikes are positioned exactly the same, but would think that for mass production they are very close.
Anyway, it worked and i love the new riding position.
Tony: Thank you for your very detailed install review. This was sent over to engineering.