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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-01-2017, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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TC Bros Handlebar Review

Ok so since I finally got some riding time I figured I would post a review of my new bars.

TC Bros. 1" Drag Bar

So I looked around for a good drag bar that didn't have a ton of pullback.
I wanted to get the Honda H2C ones but they were not really available in the USA yet without over paying from thailand.

I installed the bars using the H2C risers. These risers are needed because you have to keep the stock handle bar bracket to be able to mount the Speedo.

Honda Requires a hole to be drilled in to both sides to lock the controls in place. It made it a little bit of pain but they installed pretty easy.

As far as handling. I honestly think they handle a ton better than the stock ones. I do want to add that I did install new adjustable fork caps at the same time so I can't really be sure how much they affected handling compared to the handle bars. But the bars just felt so much better to me. it just seems the bike is more responsive with these bars, and I am not even sure how that is possible. So far I love them and I am glad I did swap. Also the bars are hollow so you can add whatever bar ends you would like. I have not installed bar ends yet but they already seem to have less vibration than the stock ones. I have the 500 so there wasn't a ton of vibration in the first place.


Pros:
1. Price- $49.95
2. Made in USA
3. Thicker gauge metal than most imported bars.
4. 2" Pullback
5. Improved handling/dampening

Cons:
1. Have to drill your own holes for controls.
2. Would likely require risers so they don't interfere with the bike when turned.
3. Paint seemed to scratch easily. (When installing they seems to scratch pretty easy)
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Sharp install, looks great!
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I would maybe try to apply another layer of clear coat on there or something for the scratching perhaps? Either that or keep rubbing compound handy haha.
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Now just get rid of those warning labels on the tank!
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Now just get rid of those warning labels on the tank!
I actually just went and bought goo gone to do that lol.
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Lookin' good! This will probably be my next project (getting my new seat this Friday!)
I'm trying the risers with the stock handlebar but if it's still to far for me, I'll need a new one.

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Ok so since I finally got some riding time I figured I would post a review of my new bars.

TC Bros. 1" Drag Bar

So I looked around for a good drag bar that didn't have a ton of pullback.
I wanted to get the Honda H2C ones but they were not really available in the USA yet without over paying from thailand.

I installed the bars using the H2C risers. These risers are needed because you have to keep the stock handle bar bracket to be able to mount the Speedo.

Honda Requires a hole to be drilled in to both sides to lock the controls in place. It made it a little bit of pain but they installed pretty easy.

As far as handling. I honestly think they handle a ton better than the stock ones. I do want to add that I did install new adjustable fork caps at the same time so I can't really be sure how much they affected handling compared to the handle bars. But the bars just felt so much better to me. it just seems the bike is more responsive with these bars, and I am not even sure how that is possible. So far I love them and I am glad I did swap. Also the bars are hollow so you can add whatever bar ends you would like. I have not installed bar ends yet but they already seem to have less vibration than the stock ones. I have the 500 so there wasn't a ton of vibration in the first place.


Pros:
1. Price- $49.95
2. Made in USA
3. Thicker gauge metal than most imported bars.
4. 2" Pullback
5. Improved handling/dampening

Cons:
1. Have to drill your own holes for controls.
2. Would likely require risers so they don't interfere with the bike when turned.
3. Paint seemed to scratch easily. (When installing they seems to scratch pretty easy)

I thought risers were just to make it easier on your neck and such. Basically to adjust it for YOU

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I thought risers were just to make it easier on your neck and such. Basically to adjust it for YOU
Nay, a lot of handle bar styles require them to even be able to fully turn the handlebar. Otherwise they bars would hit the tank.
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