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Old 06-28-2017, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default Renthal Road Lows

I put on some Renthals a while back, changed pretty much everything as far as the controls go.

The bars fit without cutting. I had Rox risers with the stock bars, but those definitely won't fit without cutting. The Renthals are pretty wide.

I got some Pro Grips, Speedmetal bar end weights (55ish grams) from Procycle, and some knock-off Chinese folding/adjustable levers from ebay.

I ordered some Aprilia Tuono mirrors, but they're not in yet.

Everything looks great I think, the levers seem to perform normally. Vibes are about the same, which wasn't bad for me. I might get heavier weights in the future.




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Old 07-09-2017, 08:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: Renthal Road Lows

UPDATE:

I've cut the bars in order to fit on the Rox Risers. I wanted a more upright riding position... I also wanted the Renthal logo to show - I mean, what's the point in getting Renthals if nobody knows, right?

I had to cut off about 1.5 inches off of both ends. The easiest way to do this is to get a heavy duty pipe cutter, about $20 at Harbor Freight. The Dremel is messy and the hacksaw didn't seem any better. Pipe cutter took about two minutes each side. I filed down the ends a little bit to clean it up.

I also got some Aprilia Tuono mirrors. I've gotta say, these are top notch, worth the money - $50 on ebay, and heavy to the point where I believe they dampen the handlebar vibrations to a noticeable extent. I've seriously been considering getting an Aprilia bike just because of the mirrors.

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Old 07-10-2017, 11:19 AM   #3
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Default Re: Renthal Road Lows

Did Renthals not have a high rise version?

I had Renthal lows too.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:01 PM   #4
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i'm pretty new to motorcycles; what purpose do the bar end weights serve?
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:25 AM   #5
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Dampen bar vibrations - the heavier the end, the less vibrations is how it's supposed to work

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Old 07-30-2017, 12:06 AM   #6
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Dampen bar vibrations - the heavier the end, the less vibrations is how it's supposed to work

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ah ok. thank you!
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