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What kind of Handlbars are these?

carabener
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Post by carabener » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:07 pm

Ditto Loud Mouse
Don't think CB77's had USA high cowboy bars till 1966.
Done thousands of miles with CB77 flat bars and a windshield-they are the best ever,
more comfy than my R100RS bars.
The higher bars were a compromise as my friend Tibor used to say, "flakey."
You'll never pick up chicks at Starbuck's with high bars.
BMW's with 'Europa' bars are essentially R90S bars.
Oh, You'll need a high bar kit for higher bars check out ebay.
Clutch, ft brake, throttle.
When you sell your bike, put the flat bars back on,
you'll get more $$$ for the bike.

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Post by hefyjefy » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:04 pm

My intention is to have a CB77 that resembles Pirsig's as closely as possible, so I am sticking with the current setup. The bike is definitely 1964 and all the cables look original.
Geoff

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Post by LOUD MOUSE » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:14 pm

Ya can have what ya like but that bike was issued with flat bars.
What would ya say if it had Scrambler Bars?
During the 60's buyers liked the bike but not the Flat Bars and paid the dealer to install Scrambler Bars and cables to fit.
What would ya say about those cables if your bike was set up that way?. ............lm

hefyjefy wrote:My intention is to have a CB77 that resembles Pirsig's as closely as possible, so I am sticking with the current setup. The bike is definitely 1964 and all the cables look original.
Geoff

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Post by jensey » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:30 am

Hi,

Robert Pirsig bought the bike used, not new. I don't think he changed the bars himself, but you never know.

btw, I do like the low bars, not only for the looks, but it's more comfortable for your back.

Jensen
assembly of Japanese motorcycles requires great peace of mind (Pirsig)

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Post by hefyjefy » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:31 am

Interesting, thank you, I did not know that he bought the bike second hand. The scrambler bars were clearly not original because the serrations did not align with the position of the clamps. The previous owner of the bike gave me several spares when I purchased it, among them was a set of bars (not straight) that fit the clamp position exactly so I swapped them.

carabener
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Post by carabener » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:16 pm

Well, that's the beauty of all this, there's no rule book.
Except... have fun fun fun!

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Post by jensey » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:56 pm

hefyjefy,

Did you read the book ?

Jensen
assembly of Japanese motorcycles requires great peace of mind (Pirsig)

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