Handlebar Replacement Measurements & Tips

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The chart below shows stock handlebar measurements for most motorcycles on the road today. Use the measurements as a starting place for deciding whether new bars will give you a more comfortable riding position.

Ask yourself before buying, will you need new cables and brake lines with new bars? A rough formula to follow is to measure the increased height + 1/2 the increased pullback that the new bars will give you. This amount will be very close to how much additional cable and brake line that you may need.

Ask yourself before buying, will you need new cables and brake lines with new bars? A rough formula to follow is to measure the increased height + 1/2 the increased pullback that the new bars will give you. This amount will be very close to how much additional cable and brake line that you may need.

Obviously the best method is to fit the new bars to the motorcycle and then make the increased length determinations, if needed at all.

When planning for new bars, make sure to allow room for your new bars to clear your gas tank on full lock turn.

Honda Model Honda Description Year Bar Diameter Height Width Pullback Center Clamp Area Factory #
GL 1500 C Valkyrie 1997 - 2003 1" 6" 33" 14" 9" 3" x 5" 53100-MZ0-000
VTX 1800 C Performance Cruiser (Risers 5"H x 3"PB) 2002 - 2007 1" 3" 33" 12" 7-1/2" 3-1/2" x 6-1/4" 53100-MCH-000
VTX 1800 N Neo Retro(Risers 5"H x 2"PB) 2004 - 2007 1" 5-1/2" 33-1/2" 12" 9" 3-1/2" x 6-1/4" 53100-MCV-N10
VTX 1800 R/SHonda /T Retro / Classic Cruiser 2002 - 2007 1" 8" 33-1/2" 14" 9" 6-1/2" Solid 53100-MCV-000
VTX 1800 F Sport Cruiser (Risers 5"H x 2"PB) 2005 - 2007 1" 4" 33-1/2" 10-1/2" 8" 6-1/2" Solid  
VTX 1300 R/S 1300 Retro / Classic Cruiser 2002 - 2007 1" 5" 33" 12" 10" 4" x 6-1/2" 53100-MEA-670
VTX 1300C 1300 Cruiser (Welded Risers) 2004 - 2007 1" 3" 33" 6" 8" Welded Risers 53100-MEM-670
VT 1100 T Shadow 1100 ACE Tourer 1998 - 2001 1"         2-3/4" x 5" 50337-MM8-000
VT 1100 C-C2 Shadow 1100 ACE 1998 - 1999 1"         2-7/8" x 5-1/4" 53100-MAH-A40
VT 1100 C3 Shadow Aero 1100 1998 - 2002 1" 6" 32" 12" 10" 3-1/2" x 5-3/4" 50337-MBH-000
VT 1100 C2 Shadow Sabre 1100 2000 - 2007 1" 5-1/2" 33" 12" 6-1/2" 2-3/4" x 5" 53100-MCK-A00
VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit 1100 1998 - 2007 1" 8-1/2" 32" 11" 8" 2-3/4" x 5" 53100-MAA-A00
VT 750 CDA/B/C/D Shadow 750 ACE Delux 2002 - 2003 1" 5" 32" 12-1/2" 10-1/2" 2-3/4" x 5" 53100-MBA-610
VT 750 C/CD/CD2 Shadow 750 / 750 Delux 1998 - 2001 1" 5" 32" 12-1/2" 10-1/2" 2-3/4" x 5" 53100-MBA-610
VT 750 Shadow Aero 750 (Welded Risers) 2004 - 2007 1" 7" 32" 13" 7-1/2" Welded Risers  
VT 750 DC/AB Shadow Spirit 750 (Risers 5-1/2"H x 3"PB) 2001 - 2007 1" Drag Bar 29" 7" 7-1/2" 2-3/4" x 5" 53100-MCL-000
VF 750 C/C2 Magna 750 1994 - 2003 1" 5-1/2" 31" 10" 6-1/2" 2-3/4" x 5" 53100-MZ5-910
  Magna 700 / 750 / 1100 1982 - 1986 7/8"            
  Nighthawk 750 1991 - 2003 7/8" 5-1/2" 28" 7-1/2" 6-1/2" 3" x 4-3/4" 53100-MW3-670
VT 600 C Shadow VLX / Delux 1999 - 2007 1" 5-1/2" 31" 11" 9" 3-1/4" x 5-1/2" 53100-MZ8-L50
CMX 250 Rebel 250 2001 - 2007 7/8" 5-1/2" 30" 10-1/2" 7" 3" x 5" 53100-KEN-670
CB 250 Nighthawk 250 1991 - 2007 7/8" 4" 26-1/2" 9" 5-1/2" 3" x 4-3/4" 53100-KBG-700
GL1100/1200 Gold Wing 1979 - 1986 7/8"            
  919 Sportbike 2002 - 2007 7/8" 4" 26" 7-1/2" 5-1/2"    
  599 Sportbike 2004 - 2006 7/8" 4" 26" 7-1/2" 5-1/2"    
                   
Kawasaki Model Kawasaki Description Year Bar Diameter Height Width Pullback Center Clamp Area  
VN 2000 Vulcan 2000, Classic, Classic LT 2004 - 2007 1" 8-1/2" 34-1/2" 14" 7-1/2"   46003-0047
VN 1600 A1/A2 Vulcan 1600 Classic 2003 - 2005 1" 6" 33" 14" 9" 2" x 5" 46003-0011
VN 1600 Vulcan 1600 Classic 2006 - 2007 1" 8" 34" 14" 8" 2" x 5"  
VN 1600 Vulcan Mean Streak (Welded Risers 7"Hx4"PB) 2006 - 2007 1" Drag Bar 29" 6" 8" Welded Risers  
VN 1600 Vulcan 1600 Nomad 2006 - 2007 1" 8" 34-1/2" 14" 7" 2" x 5"  
VN 1500 L5 Vulcan 1500 Nomad 1999 - 2005 1" 6" 33" 14" 9" 2" x 5" 46003-1544
VN 1500 Vulcan 1500 1999 - 2001 1" 6" 33" 14" 9" 2" x 5" 46003-1551
VN 1500 N1-N3 Vulcan 1500 Classic / Classic Anniversary 2002 - 2007 1" 6" 33" 14" 9" 2" x 5" 46003-1479
VN 1500 R1-R4 Vulcan 1500 Drifter 2001 - 2005 1" 5" 33-1/2" 14" 6-1/2" 2" x 5" 46003-1556
VN 1500 P1/P2 Vulcan 1500 Mean Streak 2003 - 2005 1" Drag Bar 29" 6" 8" Welded Risers 46003-1560
ZR 1200 A1-A3 ZRX 1200R 2001 - 2003 7/8" 3-1/2" 27" 7-1/2" 5-1/2" 2-3/4" x 4-3/8" 46003-1572
ZR 1000 A1/A2 Z 1000 2003 - 2007 7/8" 3-1/2" 27" 7-1/2" 5-1/2" 2-3/4" x 4-3/8" 46003-1594
  Z 750 S 2005 7/8" 3-1/2" 27" 7-1/2" 5-1/2" 2-3/4" x 4-3/8"  
VN 900 Vulcan 900 Custom (Welded Risers 7"Hx4"PB) 2007 1" Drag Bar 29" 6" 8" Welded Risers  
VN 900 Vulcan 900 Classic / Classic LT 2006 - 2007 1" 7" 34" 14" 8" 2" x 5"  
VN 800 A1-A11 Vulcan 800 1995 - 2005 1" 5" 32-1/2" 12" 7" 2" x 5" 46003-1459
VN 800 B7-B9 Vulcan 800 Classic 2001 - 2005 1" 5-1/2" 32-1/2" 12" 7" 2" x 5" 46003-1458
VN 800 E1-E4 Vulcan 800 Drifter 2001 - 2006 1" 5" 33-1/2" 14" 6-1/2" 2" x 5" 46003-1558
VN 750 A1-A21 Vulcan 750 1994 - 2006 7/8" 8" 31" 11" 5-1/2" 3" x 5" 46003-1179
  Ninja 650R 2007 7/8" 3-1/2" 27" 7-1/2" 5-1/2" 2-3/4" x 4-3/8"  
BN 125 A4-A8 Eliminator 125 2002 - 2007 7/8" 5" 28" 8" 5-1/2" 2-3/4" x 5" 46003-1555
ZG 1200 Voyager XII 1986 - 2003           Adjustable Bars  
ZG 1000 Concours 2002 - 2006           Adjustable Bars  
EN 500 Vulcan 500 LTD (Welded Bars) 1996 - 2007 1" 7" 28-1/2" 11" 5-1/2" Welded Bars  
                   
Suzuki Model Suzuki Description Year Bar Diameter Height Width Pullback Center Clamp Area  
M109R/RC Boulevard, Ltd (1800) Risers 8" H x 4" PB) 2006 - 2007 1-1/4" Drag Bar 33" 8" 8" 4" x 6-1/2"  
M95 Boulevard (1600) 2005           T-Bars  
VL 1500 Intruder 1998 - 2004 1" 6-1/2" 32" 13" 8-1/2" 3" x 4-3/4" 56111-10F00
C90 / Black / T Boulevard (1500) 2005 - 2007 1" 5" 33-1/2" 14" 8-1/2" 2-3/4" x 5" 56111-10FA0
C50 / C / Black / T Boulevard (800) 2005 - 2007 1" 5" 33-1/2" 14" 8-1/2" 2-3/4" x 5" 56111-41F00
M50 / Black M50 Boulevard (800) Risers 5"H x 4" PB 2005 - 2007 1" 4" 31" 10-1/2" 7" 4" x 6"  
VS 1400 / VS 800 Intruder 1400 / 800 1998 - 2004 1" 6-1/2" 30" 10-1/2" 6" 3" x 5" 56111-38E00
S83 / S50 / S40 Boulevard (1300/800/650) 2005 - 2007 1" Drag Bar 26" 6" 5-1/2" 3-1/4" x 5" 56111-38E00
DL 1200 1200 V Strom 2002 - 2004 7/8" 4" 30" 9-1/2" 6" 2-3/4" x 4-1/2"  
DL 1000 1000 V Strom 2004 - 2007 7/8" 4" 30" 9-1/2" 6" 2-3/4" x 4-1/2"  
GSF 1200 Bandit 1200 2001 - 2007 7/8" 3" 26" 6" 5-1/2" 2-3/4" x 4-1/2" 56111-32F00
VL 800 Volusia Intruder 1999 - 2004 1" 6" 34" 13" 8-1/2" 3" x 5" 56111-41F00
SV 1000 S SV 1000 2003 - 2007 7/8" 3" 26" 6" 5-1/2"

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