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    Renthal Medium Road Bars on Cl350

    Does anyone have any experience or opinions on the Rethal Medium Road bars? I'm looking to replace my stock bars with something similar. With the (rough) measurements I took of my current bars, these seem to be fairly close.

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    I have them on my CB360. I like them a lot (considering my previous configuration had eBay "clubman" bars). I know a lot of folks here recommend CB400 bars, which come pre-drilled for routing cables through them though. Otherwise you will need to dremel out a hole in your controls to route cables on the outside of the bars.
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    I'm sure the Renthal bars are quality, but it seems crazy to me to pay twice as much for a set of bars that you also have to make modifications to use, one that would make the bike look less clean at that, with wires running on the outside of the bars unlike the bike was originally built... but that's just me. The CB400F replica bars are half the price (but they are chrome, if that's a deal breaker)
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    The Renthal Medium bars are much taller than the CB400 bars, which are pretty much the same dimensions as Renthal Ultralows.

    I had Renthal Low bars fitted to my Hornet for a while, but found them too high and wide for high speed riding, whilst I find the Ultralows ideal.

    The Renthals, in thick alloy tubing, are much stronger than chrome plated steel tube handlebars, but should not be drilled for internal wiring.

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    Richard, which bars are on the Hornet in the left photo(black bars)?
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    Thanks for the replies! Does routing the cables outside the bars look too bad?
    And I'm trying to move away from chrome because just about all of the chrome pieces on my bike are rusted and chrome won't go with the final look I'm after. I think the ultra lows might be too low because you sit pretty upright on the CL350 with the stock bars and I like that. But I do appreciate the input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rscottp View Post
    Richard, which bars are on the Hornet in the left photo(black bars)?
    Those are the Renthal Low bars. Pretty much the same dimensions as the stock Hornet bars.

    I've removed the brace from my Ultralows, didn't like the look, and I doubt it adds much extra rigidity.

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    Wow Richard... I had no idea you'd done so much to it. Very nice!
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    Thanks Richard, leaning toward trying those bars on my CX500. Current bars are similar to the ultra low renthals and I would like to be slightly more upright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastonboy99 View Post
    Thanks for the replies! Does routing the cables outside the bars look too bad?
    And I'm trying to move away from chrome because just about all of the chrome pieces on my bike are rusted and chrome won't go with the final look I'm after. I think the ultra lows might be too low because you sit pretty upright on the CL350 with the stock bars and I like that. But I do appreciate the input!

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    You'll have to file or grind openings in your control housings for the wiring to pass through. Exposed wiring on low bars doesn't look too bad, as long as the wire sheathing is clean and in good condition. If it were me, I'd just buy some black superbike-bend bars and drill them for internal wiring, or buy the CB400 replica bars (or the slightly higher CB550F replica bars) that are already drilled and either paint or powdercoat them black.

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