Bar risers?

OldDirtBiker

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Instead of bar risers I just replaced the stock handlebar with the one provided in Thunderbird X model. Got it stock from RE, good quality. Its a direct fit and no major cable tension. Also, since it comes in black, it preferred.

Alternatively one can get extra top bracket of current Himalayan handlebar, and longer bolts. Reverse 1 bracket and place it under the handlebar, it rises the handlebar. the longer bolts are needed due to the increase in height. Comes cheap too.
They do not sell any of the Thunderbird Models here in the US. How can I get the Thunderbird X handlebars for my Himalayan? I looked all over the internet, and haven't found them yet. I would rather do what you have, and just replace the bars. Thanks for your help
 

sqeeezy

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Southern Spain
My cheapo AliExpress bar risers were fine, I fitted them ok ( after having fun extricating the most ridiculously loctited bolt, thanks RE ), tried them, found they didn't suit me, took them off. I would, however like to change the angle of the bar ends to reduce wrist strain: I need a little down slope at the ends, I find the stock Himmie bars too flat. Any bright cookies out there with any bar change success stories. Like OldDirtBiker I've googled a bit for the Thunderbird X bars but can't see much useful info out there.
 

kunwar.g

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They do not sell any of the Thunderbird Models here in the US. How can I get the Thunderbird X handlebars for my Himalayan? I looked all over the internet, and haven't found them yet. I would rather do what you have, and just replace the bars. Thanks for your help
I bought it from RE directly and was just about USD 9-10 (depending on conversion rate). If people are interested you can ask local dealer to import a few units, however if they are unable to do so, you can check the approx shipping charge through shipping at www.indiapost.gov.in. If the cost of part + shipping suits you guys, I can co-ordinate to get these from RE, package them and ship them to you. All cost at actual with bill from RE for parts and shipping slip from Indiapost. Packing cost will have to be worked out as I will have to pick them up from a local hardware store and do the needful.

What's in it for me ? - Just helping.
 

kunwar.g

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Here is a video of ThunderbirdX handlebar used in REH, this should give you a good idea, the crossbar shown in this video is an add on and doesnt come as part of standard handlebar, neither does RE provide it as a spare.


The below video is the process to get 25mm rise on stock handlebar, this is the 2nd method that I had mentioned in the original post. Cost of this is about USD 2-4 (without the longer bolts). If you guys plan to get the Thunderbird X bars shipped form India, would suggest to order these too, as landing cost of this wouldn't be much, but just incase you need it, it would be good to have it ready in hand

 

sqeeezy

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Southern Spain
I bought it from RE directly and was just about USD 9-10 (depending on conversion rate). If people are interested you can ask local dealer to import a few units, however if they are unable to do so, you can check the approx shipping charge through shipping at www.indiapost.gov.in. If the cost of part + shipping suits you guys, I can co-ordinate to get these from RE, package them and ship them to you. All cost at actual with bill from RE for parts and shipping slip from Indiapost. Packing cost will have to be worked out as I will have to pick them up from a local hardware store and do the needful.

What's in it for me ? - Just helping.
That is a very generous and friendly offer: for me after checking the video I think no thanks as I don't need to raise the height of the bars, and also the bars look straight, like my original REH bars. But thanks anyway. Are you associated with HDT Customs? I've found his videos well-made and helpful, although my Hindi is limited to धन्यवाद.
 

OldDirtBiker

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Oregun
I bought it from RE directly and was just about USD 9-10 (depending on conversion rate). If people are interested you can ask local dealer to import a few units, however if they are unable to do so, you can check the approx shipping charge through shipping at www.indiapost.gov.in. If the cost of part + shipping suits you guys, I can co-ordinate to get these from RE, package them and ship them to you. All cost at actual with bill from RE for parts and shipping slip from Indiapost. Packing cost will have to be worked out as I will have to pick them up from a local hardware store and do the needful.

What's in it for me ? - Just helping.
I'm headed for my dealer this weekend for my 300 mile service. I'll ask if they can order the bars for the Thunderbird X. If not, I may take you up on your offer. Your idea to simply use the X bars is the perfect solution to my problem. I also like the fact that with the Bark Busters, and the taller bars, the windshield, is not affected, as seen in the video. I see lots of Royal Enfield parts available on Ebay, such as panniers, and all kinds of Himalayan parts, all straight from India, but I haven't seen the Thunderbird X bars yet. Thanks
 

OldDirtBiker

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Thanks for your offer to get the bars for me, but I was able to find an Ebay vendor that added them to his store. He sells a lot of RE genuine parts. The new bars from the Thunderbird X are now on my bike, and looking good. They are a direct fit and the perfect height.
 

kunwar.g

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Gurgaon, India
Thanks for your offer to get the bars for me, but I was able to find an Ebay vendor that added them to his store. He sells a lot of RE genuine parts. The new bars from the Thunderbird X are now on my bike, and looking good. They are a direct fit and the perfect height.
Great. Glad you are liking the setup
 
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