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I've been wanting to change out the handle bars for some biltwell z bars and wanting to know the handle bar diameter? Also would I need to extend the brake lines and cables? (see picture for the same bar on a sportster). Supposedly on the HD Sportster they do not need to get any extended lines for the same bar, not sure if the Honda Rebel will be the same. :confused:
 

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I've been wanting to change out the handle bars for some biltwell z bars and wanting to know the handle bar diameter? Also would I need to extend the brake lines and cables? (see picture for the same bar on a sportster). Supposedly on the HD Sportster they do not need to get any extended lines for the same bar, not sure if the Honda Rebel will be the same. :confused:
It is a 1" diameter bar.
If the bars are not over high or wide you shouldn't need to change cables since the current bars have a similar shape and are probably wider than the ones you are looking at.
 

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I've been wanting to change out the handle bars for some biltwell z bars and wanting to know the handle bar diameter? Also would I need to extend the brake lines and cables? (see picture for the same bar on a sportster). Supposedly on the HD Sportster they do not need to get any extended lines for the same bar, not sure if the Honda Rebel will be the same. :confused:
You will be banished from this site if you don't post pics when you're done. I've been browsing around too, and have been looking at one similar. :wink2:
 

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Same here. Just FYI.... both J&P Cycles and Revzilla incorrectly list the Bars as 7/8". When you select 1" bars (or risers) the website says "DOES NOT FIT YOUR BIKE".

Apparently the older Rebels used 7/8"... and the companies haven't updated their info for the new Rebels yet.

I have personally verified this as I'm sitting here looking at some cool 7/8 bars on my couch that aren't even close to the ones on my 500...

If the cables DO need to be longer after the handlebar switch... does anyone know if there are any generic cables that would work ? Or would they need to be Honda-specific ?
 

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If anyone is curious, I orders Biltwell Keystone Z Bars 1 inch dia. (smooth, no dimples)for around $114. These are very popular with HD sportsters. My handlebars should come in sometime next week, so I will keep everyone posted.
So what happened? Did you like the bars??
 

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I bought 4" pullback risers and brought them to Honda dealer for install. They told me no cable extensions were available and they would have to make them, $800, going to be searching myself, good luck
 

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John,

IIRC Barnett Clutches still makes custom length cables. I bought a clutch cable for a Suzuki several years ago for $30.00....

Kenny G
 

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I bought 4" pullback risers and brought them to Honda dealer for install. They told me no cable extensions were available and they would have to make them, $800, going to be searching myself, good luck
That is correct. Ain't any cables out there that you can just buy and plug and play. They have to be custom made on demand.
 

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How tall is the rise of your bars and did all your cables fit correctly
it's 5 inches high, everything fits correctly :)

The only thing I had to change was the cables placement just to have a clean look,
and the blinkers and starter "modules" have a plastic pin in it that you have to cut
in order to make it fit on the handlebar.
 

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I bought 4" pullback risers and brought them to Honda dealer for install. They told me no cable extensions were available and they would have to make them, $800, going to be searching myself, good luck
What risers did you get?
 

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I've got the Biltwell Zed on my girlfriend's Rebel 500, but there was no way the front brake line would reach without over stretching it. I had to order a new manifold and custom brake line from Spiegler. I'm not sure how folks out there are making their new bars work with the original brake line.
 

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I've got the Biltwell Zed on my girlfriend's Rebel 500, but there was no way the front brake line would reach without over stretching it. I had to order a new manifold and custom brake line from Spiegler. I'm not sure how folks out there are making their new bars work with the original brake line.
That's the first time I see the handlebar installed at an angle though, that may be why it didn't fit.
 

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Hi I put on my 5in. Z bars and they are great but i was wondering? The risers have a rubber sleeve at the base of them (The stock risers) and I am sure Honda put them there to reduce vibration. But they give my bars forward and back play. Wiggle room if you will. My question is did guys remove the rubber from the risers to give a more solid feel or do you guys have the forward backward play to?
 
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