Author Topic: LSL Fat-Bar Tourer XB3 Handelbars  (Read 2271 times)

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August 21, 2011, 09:52:01 AM on

Offline Birdy68 (OP)

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OK - I have the 800XC and have the lower seat fitted. Fact is, after riding for a while I find myself getting cramp in the shoulder muscles and that my arms are at (almost) full lock!

So I need to bring the bars up and back to me! Simple - no?
I mean - there's a few accessories already out there, such as ROX-Raisers, SWMotech's Vario Barback, so life could be simple....

Well - although it isn't a reason to NOT have a raiser, fact is - I have the Touratech GPS handlebar mount that fits perfectly to the 10 and 8 mm bolts of the OEM handlebar mounts!


So I decided to try and find a different handlebar that had more raise and pullback!
Not all that many are out there when you start looking - especially with the oversized 28.5 mm bars that we have!!!


In the end I found that the 'Tourer' bars from LSL were the best for me!
Their official model naming is: LSL Fat-Bar 'Tourer' XB3

Here's the difference:


BEFORE - Stock OEM XC Bars:


AFTER - LSL Bars fitted:



The only difficulty I had was the fact that I have the Barkbuster guards fitted AND the OEM heated grips!  :?  If you don't know - the OEM heated grips run their cabling within the handlebars!!!
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So - a 7 mm hole has to be drilled to allow the cable to exit next to the levers - PLUS - a section of the bar end and center locking/bolting adapter had to be modified to allow the cables to run by them:


The bar end locking adapters - had to be filed down to allow the cable to run past them!
I didn't remove all the bur and ended up shorting a cable! This leads to the fact that the grips are permanently heating!!! NOT GOOD when the current weather is already 31 degrees C...


The throttle end had to be modified to allow the movement of the cable when throttling!


Summary
Minus:
- More expensive than a 'ROX Raiser' or 'Vario barback'.
- Modification requirements for adapting heated grips.
- More time requirements for fitting.

Plus:
- Uses same OEM fittings therefore can keep my Touratech GPS mount.
- Looks like it was delivered this way - no 'bolt ons'.
- Now riding with bend elbows and NO shoulder cramp.


So there you go! I now have the LSL Fat-Bar 'Tourer' XB3 fitted!
Birdy68
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September 13, 2011, 12:39:24 PMReply #1 on

Offline blacktiger

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Just been to the Pyrenees with a friend with a KTM990ADV and his bars had more pull back. Not too sure about the rise but should be more comfortable than the OE XC bars. They were stamped with "Renthal KTM bend".
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September 19, 2011, 07:41:39 PMReply #2 on

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Checked the price from KTM, just under £144..... Ouch!!! or just under £115 for the NEKEN later ones.
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