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Speedster Bars

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Post by Panacea » Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:00 am

Well it's time to get rid of the apes! I found a nice set of 54-72 bars which will need internal controlls. I found a kit with all the parts for both sides from JP. The kit comes with a reverse spiral (pull), Am I correct in thinking this will work with a late model CV carb? Thanks for any tips or suggestions, Mike



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Post by 1950Bobber » Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:11 am

Panacea wrote:Well it's time to get rid of the apes! I found a nice set of 54-72 bars which will need internal controlls. I found a kit with all the parts for both sides from JP. The kit comes with a reverse spiral (pull), Am I correct in thinking this will work with a late model CV carb? Thanks for any tips or suggestions, Mike
Yes Mike...a PULL throttle is correct. I was not able to use the solid throttle wire cable (could not install it on the CV), so I reversed the strand cable where I had the adjuster end near the carb body and cut the ferrel off the other end threading it into the throttle body up on the bars. This gave me some adjustment ability near the carb. Works great!

Jim in Seattle "1950 Bobber"

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Post by Panacea » Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:43 am

Jim, thanks for the tip, I was wondering how the hard wire would work with a CV. Next problem.... The OEM style riser link calls for a 4" riser spacing, my risers are aprox. 4-5/8"oc, do I have some oddball top triple clamp? Mike

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Spacing!

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Post by 1950Bobber » Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:05 am

Panacea wrote:Jim, thanks for the tip, I was wondering how the hard wire would work with a CV. Next problem.... The OEM style riser link calls for a 4" riser spacing, my risers are aprox. 4-5/8"oc, do I have some oddball top triple clamp? Mike
I have 2 early top trees and I just measured them at 4 3/4"!!! Wiped my glasses clean and AGAIN, both at 4 3/4"!!! Go figure.

Jim in Seattle "1950 Bobber"

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Re: Spacing!

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Post by 1950Bobber » Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:06 am

1950Bobber wrote:
Panacea wrote:Jim, thanks for the tip, I was wondering how the hard wire would work with a CV. Next problem.... The OEM style riser link calls for a 4" riser spacing, my risers are aprox. 4-5/8"oc, do I have some oddball top triple clamp? Mike
I have 2 early top trees and I just measured them at 4 3/4"!!! Wiped my glasses clean and AGAIN, both at 4 3/4"!!! Go figure.

Jim in Seattle "1950 Bobber"

OH YEAH, and ONE OF THEM IS SPORTING AN OEM RISER LINK!!!!

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Post by Panacea » Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:47 pm

The 4" number must be measureing the space between the holes, not center to center. I should be OK then. Thanks Jim

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