Hurricane Police Handlebar Kit. Fully Installed

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  1. vfrgiving

    vfrgiving New Member

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    Hi, just seeing this now. I don't have a 6th gen so my answers are anecdotal at best.

    Seek clarification from Webike about which kit would work for you. From what I saw of 6th gen kits there were variances based on ABS or not.

    I don't seen any advantages to going with Earl's aluminum hoses, as stated in my video. Maybe there's weight savings? The VFR is already a heavy bike and if you're looking at this kit to begin with it's probably not seeing track days. Any aftermarket hose kits I would order for any bike would be braided stainless.

    If the linked brakes on the 6th gens are like the 5th, yes the one line from the master cylinder makes a Y and splits off. With the Hurrcane kit the double banjo is installed at the master cylinder, and two lines are ran to left and right.

    The NISSIN front calipers on my 5th gen have two bleed ports, one for the front circuit pistons off the lever, and another bleed for the rear circuit activated by the foot pedal. There's no need to bleed the rear circuit when installing this kit. Check the 6th gen service manual to identify the front circuit bleed ports.
     
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    I find the conversion kit one of the best mods I have done to my 5th gen so comfortable
     
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    I think I’d like the kit with the lower bars, I’d like to hear from someone who has installed them.
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    Still have the vfr but answered the handlebar question with this.

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    It's been a while since I did the handlbar conversion on my 6th gen. The 5th gen job was easy, with the electrical cables being made so long in the first place. That bike came with Galfer lines which I was able to re-route just fine. All I needed was a set of custom extra-length Motion Pro throttle cables.
    I've used Motion Pro for this sort of thing numerous times with excellent results. Picture a ZX-9R with pipe bars...
    As for my 6th gen bike, that was a bit harder because I ran out of electrical cable length and couldn't go quite as high as my old and damaged neck wanted. Still, I stretched things out enough to make it usable.
    The throttle cables were a problem, and I had a time problem back then: we were transporting this and the Missus' 650R to Florida for permanent stationing at her sister's house. So I cancelled the Motion Pro order and did a hokey-but-workable re-route of the existing throttle cables that has stood up for 3000 miles. I saw a YouTube vid where the guy ran the cables aft of the steering stem. I didn't cotton to the idea of that, but sure enough, it works just fine and has presented no safety qualms at all.
    I wound up with a set of old Heli Multi-Tour Sport bars on the bike swiped off a ZZR1200. Love those MTSs, have them on several bikes over the years.
     
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    Let me say this first ... I am not endorsed by either company I will mention below.

    I simply ride a Honda VFR; I like these products; and I want to share my personal experience with these things.
    I have the WebikeJapan Hurricane HBK606A handlebar kit on my 5th Gen VFR.
    ⁠It was an easy job that took less than one hour, with just a few basic hand tools (screwdrivers & 6mm hex key).
    ⁠Remove the old clip-ons, install the new setup, adjust to your liking, go ride.
    ⁠No extra cables needed. No cables were moved, removed, or re-routed. (DISCLAIMER: This does not apply to all handlebar kits sold on their website. They will note on each setup if extra cables are needed or not. Please check their website for exact details.)
    I have had my setup for about 25,000 miles. I prefer it over OEM clip-on setup.
    I've done 12-hour days on my VFR, and I have zero issues with back or wrist pain/discomfort.

    ⁠As noted on their website:

    ⁠All cables and hoses can be installed without modification
    ⁠Processed handlebar switch holes
    ⁠Position 60mm up, 50mm back

    5th Gen VFR – HBK606A – https://www.japan-webike.ie/products/2076546.html


    ⁠Since I have the WebikeJapan Hurricane HBK606A handlebar kit on my 5th Gen VFR, I had to find some aftermarket bar ends.
    The OEM bar ends weights do not work with the handlebars.
    I found these HVMP weights, and they are F’n awesome, folks!
    If anyone is looking for some 14mm “universal” bar ends weights … look no further!!

    One thing I did on dirt bikes years ago that I should have done on my VFR ... fill the handlebars with BBs ... like for a BB/pellet rifle.
    That helps reduce vibration in the handlebars/hands because the BBs absorb a lot of that.

    http://www.hvmp.com/14mmUniversal-s/46.htm
     
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    If I was looking for a no cable swap kit, the standard Hurricane kit would be at the top of the list. It shaves a few more degrees towards upright seating over Helibars based on the claimed rise and back.
     
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    No cable swap for VF1000F bars as well just a slight re route for the throttle cable
     
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    Just a little update. I said earlier that the Honda OEM inner weights will fit, but it's a headache. I don't recommend it, and I didn't even try on the second install to be honest. I've been running that VFR with just bar ends. I got around to measuring the inside diameter of the handlebar and it's around 18mm. I found some balance weights from Hurricane's catalog and ordered them. HB0375. Outside diameter of 17.8mm, for bars with inside diameter of 18-19mm, like our VFR police kit here. They install with way less effort than trying to stuff the Honda balance weights back in. The Hurricane weights are only like $15, but you'd want to order them with a kit or numerous other items to make it worth your while. That shipping is expensive.

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    My intent was to stuff the HB0375 in the bar, and just cap it back off with the universal bar ends I already had. I made a bit of a goof here. Sticking the weight in, followed by the whole bar end assembly shoved the weight right up against the controls peg that pokes through the drill hole in the bar. There wasn't enough room left for the bar end.

    Looking back through webike's catalog I saw numerous examples of Hurricane pairing bar ends with inner balance weights as one assembly, so that's what I did. The weights were here so might as well use the ones I got. I went to the local hardware store and got longer M5 x .80 cap screw bolts. I then combined the bar end I had with the hurricane weight, tossing the bar end's rubber and bolt.

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    If you're looking for an already together weight+bar end combo, try looking through Hurricane's bar ends here: https://japan.webike.net/bm/pl/Bar+Ends/1039/p.b=304/
     
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    Can`t recall having any major issues with the original ones .. nothing that WD 40 couldn`t handle :)
     
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