Biltwell Keystone 1 Handlebars
These bars are super easy to install and they look awesome.
April 1, 2016
big improvement little cost
I'll post the info i was looking for on reviews.
1) im 5ft8, riding position is about the same as far as my lean forward with stock bars but my hands are about 1.5 - 2 inches higher.
2) no cable change needed.
3) bike handles much better with the smaller grip width. I go 95+ at times. (Sportster)
4) I took slack out from above the front fender and relocated my front brake line. Only cable you need to adjust to ride. (Pictured)
5) my check light came on after install. Took to dealership they checked it corrected it and sent me on my way no charge.
6) was thinking apes with forward controls, so glad i didn't. That's for another bike later. Not for a sportster.
March 31, 2016
Could'nt ask for more
I changed out my stock handlebars for the Biltwell keystones after my first 300mi ride, shortly after the 1000k service on my 2016 Iron 883. The stock handlebars were atrocious, and there was no comfortable position other than sitting straight up. Which gets old pretty quick; cant lean on the bars and cant hang on them no matter how you position your rump. The Keystones solved all comfort problems for me, aside from the stock seat. I could go through all of the little things and tell you about how the drop angle from the top of the bar to the tip aids in counter steering, along with the 13 deg rearward cant and so on... just know this, Biltwell thought these out very well plus they are just bada$$. Install was relatively painless, but you are pushing it to the max when it comes to cable length. No serious issues, but you may have to adjust the throttle no biggie. Build quality is superb and they are made from some really good stuff (1-inch O.D. x 0.120” wall seamless 4130 chromoly tubing). All and all I couldn't ask for more. TIP: check these out on Youtube. Also try google search (wikipedia) on 4130 Chromoly steel.
March 21, 2016
Find your sweet spot.
This bars are great. They look great. The build quality is great. Overall pleased with the purchase.
The only thing I will warn people about is finding your sweet spot. Not a lot of pull back on these, so rotate them around and get a good feel for the position before drilling. I had originally lined up the bars to be in line with the top of my frame.. to far forward, hurt my arms and shoulders bad.
Then I tried in line with the forks, the angle was all wrong and my wrists were friggin dead.
finally found my sweet spot somewhere in between in line with the top and bottom of the frame. It's still a bit of a pain on super long rides, but otherwise these things are great.
Not comfy in stop and go traffic, but very few bars are.
100 bucks for some sweet lookin bars.. fully recommended ( any biltwell product for that matter).
March 15, 2016
These bars are a perfect fitment on my sportster 1200 and extremely comfortable, changed the look on my bike!!
March 8, 2016
Bars look wicked on my 2012 Iron 883. Had to move brakeline a bit but overall great install with no cable extensions.
January 26, 2016
Nice quality, great feel
I was going to Go with drag bars for my Harley 48 sportster. But after looking through many YouTube videos I decided to go with the Keystone Biltwell bars. I'm very happy I did, they have a great feel and are the look that my Harley Davidson 48 needed.
November 17, 2015
Great bars, great price, great looks.
I recently purchased a 2008 Harley Nightster. The previous owner installed drag bars which were very uncomfortable. The day after I bought the bike, I started looking for new bars. I was in sticker shock after seeing the price on some of these bars for harleys. I know you get harley tax but there was no way I was shelling out $300-$400 for some handlebars. Thats when I stumbled upon Biltwell bars, watched the video on them, and was instantly sold.
I installed the same day as delivery and was impressed. No scratches, smooth welds, and fit perfectly. Changed the ride on my bike for the better. It know handles like it should and the comfort while riding is spot on.
If you're thinking of getting these bars or any other Biltwell bar. DO IT. Well worth the money.
November 6, 2015