These handlebars are constructed with seamless CNC mandrel bent 0.120” wall 4130 chromoly tubes. Precision mitering and TIG welding finish off the bars for beauty and strength. Dimpled to accept original equipment Harley-Davidson hand controls.
Construction: 1-inch O.D. x 0.120"; wall seamless 4130 chromoly tubing. All welded joints are precision mitered and TIG welded. Dimpled for stock Harley-Davidson switches and levers.
Fitment: At 9 inches from center of clamping area to top of T bar, Biltwell Window bars fall into the "tall" category. A mere 10 degrees of back sweep gives these bars a flat T-bar style that works best on motorcycles with stock backbone lengths. Depending on the height of the bars you're replacing, longer cables and wiring may be required.
Black ED: The black finish on Biltwell handlebars and risers is called Black Electrostatic Discharge or BED, and is applied the same way chrome plate is applied to raw materials. Like chrome plating, powdercoating and standard paint finishes, BED requires periodic care to maintain its luster. Soapy water and a soft cloth will remove surface dirt from BED, and common automotive waxes and polishes work great to protect the finish.
A Few Words on Knurling: We don’t knurl our bars because doing so reduces the surface area where the handlebar makes contact with the risers, thereby compromising clamping power. Stock and aftermarket steel risers commonly found on cruisers and custom big twins have a material density 4 times greater than aluminum. This density doesn't let knurling bite into the riser material, which in turn compromises clamping strength.
These bars look great on: Big Twin, British and Japanese choppers with stock neck angles; any bike with Narrow Glide forks.