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Offline mrv

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Norge handlebar differences
« on: March 27, 2020, 03:32:24 PM »
Anyone know the differences between the pre 2010 Norge 1200 and post 2010 handlebars?  The riding position on my 2012 is not comfortable and the only risers ever made were helibars for the 2009 and older 1200. Not sure if I got the year differences correct.

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Re: Norge handlebar differences
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 05:11:28 PM »
Fairly sure the later bars are very like the Helibar position, which is higher than the early bars.
Mine is the early model, but I have got the Helibars.
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Re: Norge handlebar differences
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2020, 08:57:48 AM »
I feel like the bars need to come back about a 1" to 1 1/2" at least for me.

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Re: Norge handlebar differences
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2020, 11:48:10 AM »
I feel like the bars need to come back about a 1" to 1 1/2" at least for me.
Yep.
The issue won’t be how far forward or how low they are, it’ll be because your wrists bend at the angle where you sit your palm on the ‘bars.
If you wear a short sleeve shirt and rest your palm EVENLY across the grips, you’ll see that this is the case.
The Norge ‘bars are unnecessarily wide.
I have shortened mine by 40 mm each side and modified them so your palm rests evenly, they’ve been like that for 11 years and 160,000 k’s.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t believe me that they’re better.
One of us is wrong...


There’s a description in “Huzo’s mods” FWIW.. :popcorn:
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Re: Norge handlebar differences
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2020, 11:48:10 AM »

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Re: Norge handlebar differences
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2020, 02:12:56 PM »
If you want risers for your 2012 Norge, these are what I have on mine: http://motobits.com/guzzi.htm

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Re: Norge handlebar differences
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2020, 08:20:29 AM »
I have the risers, didn't help a lot.


Huzo, I have thought about the width of the bars before, is the windscreen actuated by a three-position switch?

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Re: Norge handlebar differences
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2020, 08:45:51 AM »
I have the risers, didn't help a lot.


Huzo, I have thought about the width of the bars before, is the windscreen actuated by a three-position switch?
Yes mate..
It is now.
Just below the clutch lever on the fairing panel.


I threw the other silly things away..
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Re: Norge handlebar differences
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2020, 12:20:35 PM »



I used a 1200 sport top clamp on my 08 Norge
I now have lots of options for handlebars.

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Re: Norge handlebar differences
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2020, 08:50:13 AM »
Does the sport top clamp bolt directly on the Norge riser? And is it non-U.S. models that have the ABS button on the left cowl cover?

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Re: Norge handlebar differences
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2020, 03:35:29 PM »
The sport top clamp replaces the Norge top clamp will work on Breva's as well. I added the spacer as well.
ABS button on left top fairing cover on US model.

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Re: Norge handlebar differences
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2020, 09:40:18 PM »
What year model Sport fits the Norge?

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Re: Norge handlebar differences
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2020, 12:03:29 PM »
I have some Norge bar risers  I'd be willing to send anyone who wants to with. Left over from plans to experiment with them on my 1200Sport. Free if you cover shipping.
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Re: Norge handlebar differences
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2020, 05:34:01 PM »
What year model Sport fits the Norge?

Only imported here one year 2008
BWT there is a top clamp for sale on ebay minis the handlebar clamps.

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Re: Norge handlebar differences
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2020, 10:21:57 AM »
I wonder if anyone has looked to see if the Sport bar clamps can be installed on the Norge riser?

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Re: Norge handlebar differences
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2020, 11:18:15 PM »
For the record..
Here’s the switch.
https://youtu.be/XBkL0HFq2NY



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Re: Norge handlebar differences
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2021, 08:01:09 AM »
ccoli,

Would be very interested in purchasing the Norge risers from you. My '07's riding position and my gray hair are becoming incompatible.

 

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