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post #1 of 5 Old 10-28-2018, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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GTL handle bars

Does anyone know if cast handle bars and the tubular bars like those on the B model are readily interchangeable ? I have seen some 2018 GTL’s with the B handle bars installed.

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Forged bars to tubular bars

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Does anyone know if cast handle bars and the tubular bars like those on the B model are readily interchangeable ? I have seen some 2018 GTL’s with the B handle bars installed.

You would have to replace the handlebar base plate that the bars bolt to. This is the part that would make it expensive to do the swap. The base plate is the part that attaches to the splines for steering.
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I just picked up my K1600B and all the 2018's had tubular bars and I prefer the cast. I had the dealership check as to what it would cost to change out - the bars were expensive ($450 each side) and a couple other small parts and $100 in labor. So yes, it can be done.
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