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BUMP, Anyone know if the knurl width is going to be an issue?
EOI I think I might be able to pick up some stockers from a local indy but I'll let you know. Were you able to get the left stocker off in one pice...most of the time they just cut that one off.
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the knurl width doesnt matter at all,they tighten down just fine,you have plenty for the riser to catch,the knurl part just sticks out about a 1/2 inch past each side of your riser,that how mine are,they work perfect,just bolt them on and ride
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EOI I think I might be able to pick up some stockers from a local indy but I'll let you know. Were you able to get the left stocker off in one pice...most of the time they just cut that one off.
Yes, the left side has a "lip" around the one side that the controls clamped onto, no glue. A shot of compressed air and it came right off.
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I'm a little confused. The 2004 1200C bars part number 55840-04A show they have a 4.14" Knurl Width wheras my stock 2000 Custom (drag) bars part number 56185-98A have a 3.14" Knurl Width. Is the rubbermount custom riser an inch wider than the solid mount custom riser? Will the bars off the 04 work on mine and clamp tight or am I going to be inside the knurl area and they will be unsafe?
I can measure mine tonight if ya want. Both the riser width and knurled part of the bars.
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Well I broke down and bought the new bars from my dealer. Paid $55 so not too bad I guess plus he had them in stock and to me it is worth it to pay him as incentive to keep more crap in stock At the indy I got a few pieces to finally finish a home made air cleaner project I started a few years back and then a set of stock take off grips in case I can't get my nice ones off the drag bars (I glued them on). Thank you Lux for your offer and again a thank you to Diesel. Both of you are examples of what makes this family so great. I've give parts away in the past and your generosity reminded me it is probably time to get through my stash and play Santa again.
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Good for you Shu! EdeOfInsanity, they're yours if ya want 'em.

PM me with your shipping address if you do.

My stock '04 Custom riser is 5 1/2" wide at the bar clamps.

Here's some pics of the bars.



The bar knurled patterns are 5 1/4" apart at the outside dimensions. The knurls themselves are each 1 1/8" wide and the middle space is 3".

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Appreciated! I'll send a PM in a minute here.

About the knurling, I noticed the drag bars I have now, the "universal" drag bars J&P sells, the knurling sections are towards the center of the bars compared to the stock ones like in Lux's pics. I think as long as you have some of the knurling in the clamping section of your riser, you are OK. I know some bars out there, like the one's made by Santee, don't have any knurling at all, and people still run them without any issues.
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Well my typical luck kicked in tonight. My brake line is too short. I guess I will have to find a longer brake line. I think the clutch cable will work but I will definately have to reroute my throttle cables or they will not reach either (mikuni). So back to the dealer I will go. I did get them bolted on and I think they felt perfect so I am excited to get them on. I do like the look of the drag bars more but my back will appreciate these new ones better. I did finally get an old air cleaner project done thought. I will post pictures of that shortly.

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Anyone know the stock length brake lines on a 2004-2006 1200C or a 1996 to 1998 1200C? Or anyone done this bar swap and know what length brake hose I need?
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Anyone know the stock length brake lines on a 2004-2006 1200C or a 1996 to 1998 1200C? Or anyone done this bar swap and know what length brake hose I need?
I think stock front brake line on my '04 was 38"....not positive though.
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