HeliBars® Tour Performance® Handlebar Bridge for the US & European Model FJR1300's from 2006 onwards
Since introducing the replacement triple clamp for the FJR we have heard from many users that wondered why we went with this design vs. a standard riser under the stock handlebars. The triple clamp afforded the rider a many benefits first there was the benefit of moving the bars closer to the rider (risers alone wouldn't have accomplished this) second we narrowed the stock triple clamp to gain slack in lines and third we gave it a two pinch bolt design vs. the stock single. While the benefits were substantial we had many that didn't want to change the triple clamp out due to the cost for installation and the price of the product. Recently, with the introduction of HST bars for other models we have had a clammoring for HST bars for the FJR. We brought the bike in house with the full intention of producing a set of HST (Horizon Sport Touring, multi adjustable bars.) However, upon close inspection and some design work we determined the cost to the end user would be too great. It would have required all new lines, wiring and the controls would have needed to be altered. So we came up with the next best thing. The HeliBars Tour Performance Handlebar Bridge.
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**Please note that these are the true measurements taken at the wrist position, not at the fixing point or fork or triple clamp, the shape and angles of the HeliBars product give the final result required and indicated in the product description.
Full installations instructions are available to download prior to purchase and are also included in the kit, do not hesitate to contact us and we will happily provide them for you.
HeliBars® are designed for easy installation, in most cases retaining all original cables and hydraulic lines, and requiring little or no modification to your original equipment. They are made with pride by American Craftsmen and women, and are backed by a one year warranty on all materials and workmanship, as well as our 30 day money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied.
HeliBars® provides motorcyclists with better handling ergonomics and greater long distance comfort without distracting from riding excitement. HeliBars research & development engineers are riders like you, and they take meticulous care to address all of your handlebars' deficiencies before they design the perfect fix for your bike. When you buy HeliBars®, you are benefiting from years of experience in riding comfort and performance!
At HeliBars® the focus for over 25 years has been helping motorcyle riders find their elusive comfort zone for all day riding no matter what style of bike they have. So when you are done for the day, you can stop because you want to, not because you hurt - this is what HeliBars® offers you, comfort without compromise!
The installation was fairly straightforward, the directions are pretty good, EXCEPT for 2 items, hence the 3 star rating. First the front brake line extension...more/better direction on the 'bleeding' procedure. Followed the instructions exactly and after pumping about 2 cups of nice new DOT thru the reservoir and out the bleeder valve, one slow squeeze at a time, the lever still came all the way to the handlebar. Must have tapped a million 'light quick taps to dislodge air bubbles' taps but nope, still air in the line. Had to bleed the entire front brake system to get a firm stop on the lever. Second throttle cables... the re-routing direction for the throttle cables needs to be re-written. Simply saying "move the cables to behind the brake lines at the ABS block' in not clear enough. They HAVE TO go ALL THE WAY in behind the line, almost to the block. After dismantling the throttle assemble numerous times trying to find a cable route that would permit full range of motion on the bars, I discovered that the cables weren't going ALL THE WAY BACK BEHIND the brake lines at the ABS block because they were BINDING between the frame and the brake lines. I had to remove the upper screw holding the ABS block to the frame and pull it out just slightly then 'ureka', the throttle cables slipped in another 2" to the rear behind the brake lines, allowing full movement of the handle bars. Very frustrating 2-3 hrs of work in a very tight spot. Not fun.
James: Thank you for your feedback it has been forwarded to engineering.
I am 5ft 5in tall and these bar are great for a short rider. Instructions were fairly easy to follow.