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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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Use the Baron's Star Bar?

Looking to purchase one to go with my new ISO grips. Have you used them and how do you like them if you did?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 10:13 PM
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call, i don't have them but the reviews i read suggest they are comfortable. i love the way they look on big bikes. if you decide to get them, please post pics.

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Will do. I have a set heading in, will take before and after and give impressions.

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Done. Installation was easy but I took the time to also adjust the clutch, throttle, light switches and to try the bar at different heights. Customizing it to me. The ISO grips and throttle boss is a seriously nice addition. It was in the mid thirties and sunny here today and I never really felt it. I also rode a short distance to my local watering hole for a celebratory drink, then (sober) drove home before freezing set in.

One mistake I may have made was to take off most of the additional items like windshield and saddle bags for cleaning. After they were removed I come to love the look without them.

Anyway, below are the before and after pics.

Streamlined. I love the look.



Then came the Star Bar and grips. Self explanatory but the original bars are the top ones. The SB came well wrapped and was a high quality piece of equipment.

New against OEM


Protecting the tank goes without saying.


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Final thoughts: Will take some getting used to but after just a few miles I already like the new feel and handling. If that changes I'll say otherwise, but for now it was a relatively inexpensive modification with a big impact.

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Re: Use the Baron's Star Bar?

Looks good! I almost got some of those, but I went with beach bars instead. My buddy has a Road Star with beach bars and I like the feel of his, so I went the same route. I rode almost 500 miles yesterday and was quite comfortable.

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Callred,
looks really nice - especially the grips! I sold my 650 yesterday...so I think I'll have to take a look at those grips - they look really nice on the bike!

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Annie, I have no regrets on any of the modifications of the bars and grips. I can't honestly say if I'll need to add weights to the grips yet since the weather hasn't allowed any real riding. Maybe this weekend. But around town I've already come to love the feel of the entire new bar/grip combination.

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Did they reduce vibration? I haven't run the bike I bought yet so I'm a bit worried about additional vibration as the engine is a lot bigger so I am eyeing those grips pretty seriously so let us know if you end up adding the weights (Sheesh I don't want to add any more weight to the bike than it already has!!!)

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Nice looking mods and bike. Does the new bars pull your wrist down further than stock to a more relax feel?

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bars look great! thanks for sharing the pics and review.

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