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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-12-2009, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Adding just a crossbar

I would love to add a cross bar ( for looks only) to the stock handlebar of my 2009 Versys without replacing anything. Is that possible?
I have seen that some other riders here have adopted bars from ATV's, but they had to change handle bars. I don't want to change mine as I like them and I am comfortable with their height and therefore my riding position.
Also, will there be any major change in feel and to the handling of my bike if I indeed add the crossbar?

I am a beginner rider, despite my age, and this is my first post here...
please go easy on me.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-12-2009, 10:44 PM
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Yes, you can add a crossbar. I have one on mine right now, and I will try to find out where the dealer got it, as it was installed on the bike when I bought it.
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Thanks so much. I will be awaiting for your info. Thanks again.
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I think this is the one they used.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...tview/343/732/
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Oh cool!! I will give it a try. Thanks again.
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For those that have this crossbar, does it reduce handlebar vibrations (mirror's view clearer) ?

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It didn't reduce the vibrations on mine. I don't think I have ever owned a bike that had mirrors that were totally vibration free.
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So besides giving a certain look to the bike and potential use of holding extra instruments/gear ( such as gps) does it add any other benefit to the handle bar strength or general handling?
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I had to remove the crossbar on my protaper atv mids to get rid of the vibes on the left side...
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I took the crossbar off tonight when I mounted my GPS. I don't think it did much but get in the way, actually.
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