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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-15-2014, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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I have decided that I am going to change the bars on my 2007 1300 vstar as I have shorter arms and feel like I am leaning forward too much. I have searched on hear and found good information but still would like to know what is the easiest and cheapest way to get this done. I do not want to change grips or buy new cables, I am ok with rerouting if needed but need to get this done. Any help is appreciated. Please provide links to bar options if able to.

I want to be comfortable on my way to my first sturgis trip.

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I went with the Baron Nostalgia bars on my 2007 V Star 1300 back in December 2007 Most have switched to the OEM RSTD bars which I considered, but I didn't like the wrist angle. You will need to reroute the cables with the Nostalgia bars.

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I'm not sure you will be able to change bars without doing something about grips because of the bar end weights with the stock grips, but it may be possible. I swapped out mine for bars from a Royal Star Tour Deluxe for under $100, and added Avon grips without bar end weights for about $40-$50 and did not have to re-route cables. There is a lot of up and down adjustment too with the RSTD bars. This is one of the best mods I have done.

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What I did with my stock bars is I moved the handlebars up just slightly on my 1300 but I still feel I'm still leaning forward a bit, it's better than the original position that's for sure. I kept getting pain in my shoulders and back. I will eventually change mine bars too and I'm like you bookem15 I do not want to change the cables but will have to definitely change my Kuryakyn iso grips.
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I also moved mine up slightly and it helped a little but now I am going to have to make a change. I am leaning towards using the 2010 1300 V Star bars as they have almost the same wrist position but they have a 16" pullback instead of current 13". I am hoping that it will also allow me to use current grips as well.
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I also moved mine up slightly and it helped a little but now I am going to have to make a change. I am leaning towards using the 2010 1300 V Star bars as they have almost the same wrist position but they have a 16" pullback instead of current 13". I am hoping that it will also allow me to use current grips as well.
bookem15, when did Yamaha change the bars on the 1300's and would you know if these bars will fit the 07's ??
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2010 model year is when they changed the bars and the 2010-2012 will fit on the 2007 and they say you do not have to change the cables or reroute them. I am still trying to find out about the grips though, but I would think they will work with them being stock bars.
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2010 model year is when they changed the bars and the 2010-2012 will fit on the 2007 and they say you do not have to change the cables or reroute them. I am still trying to find out about the grips though, but I would think they will work with them being stock bars.

that's great...im gonna look into the bars as well. I thinks that's all is needed 3 inches more on the pullback and it should be fine. Thanks for the info
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The one place I have found a set of 2010-2012 bars is chaparral-racing.com for about 110.00 dollars I think. I am still looking for a better price, let me know if you find any cheaper.
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The one place I have found a set of 2010-2012 bars is chaparral-racing.com for about 110.00 dollars I think. I am still looking for a better price, let me know if you find any cheaper.
I bought my white wall tires from them. I think chapparal might be the best choice. Yamaha sells the same bars for more money i believe...
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