Biltwell Tracker 1 Handlebars
Flipped Trackers on 2016 Iron 883 challenge
Shopping for Biltwell Tracker handlebars for my 2016 Iron 883 and needed guidance since I wanted to mount them upside down. The Revzilla customer service was quite prompt with a voicemail response but in my opinion didn't have the best advice for me on whether to use dimpled handlebars or smooth handlebars and the difficulty of implementing the change myself since I was forced to do so....I had ordered smooth handlebars through my local Harley Davidson dealer / service shop to just have the job completed by professionals on a new bike. However, five minutes after dropping the bike off to do the job they called and said they couldn't do the job because they didn't know how to make it work with the smooth bars without cutting and drilling and wouldn't do it because it would be an unknown open labor charge. So I decided to do it myself. After numerous Google searches and reading forum posts with no concrete information and then two voicemail responses from Revzilla telling me to use smooth bars, I opted to separately order the dimpled version so if I got it apart I would have either option at my disposal. I wound up using the dimpled bars despite all advice and just had to reroute the wires inside the controls a bit to exit the dimples (on the top of the upside down bars), which was actually pretty easy with no cutting drilling involved. I flipped the mirrors too and I did have to move the signal lights a little bit for clearance but it wasn't difficult. No offense to Revzilla because I love the website and the quick responses on questions, I'm sure the smooth bars flipped with internal wiring get would have worked too but in my opinion you don't recommend that to a newbie home mechanic with a brand new bike tearing into a technical challenge like this...use dimpled bars for simplicity of the job. Anyhow hopefully this information will help others wanting the bars like I do. Complete success on my own! I love the modification, the new riding position and look!
May 18, 2016
Great style bars
I got these bars because they give that great tracker feel to your bike. The quality or the bars seem great, they are nice think steel. I have one compliant which is why I gave 4 stars, only a week in and the bars seem to get a gray haze over them, similar to of you paint fresh paint in high humidity. A waxing makes this go away but I suspect I will just have to keep a coat of wax on them all the time.
July 6, 2015
Nice Bars, Chrome
I put these bars on a HD 07 FXST, I wanted more bars than a drag bar but this bars isn't much more. I am leaning forward a little more than I wanted but it is closer to the stance I am looking for. I ended up putting HD 6" risers to help. Its close to were I want it. The bars are heavy weight, much better quality than the stock bar and the wall thickness on the steel tubing is much thicker! Quality piece!
April 6, 2015
Love it! - Triumph Bonneville
I had my '07 Bonneville mostly stock for about 6 months and the biggest thing that annoyed me were the stock handlebars and mirrors. The handlebars had way too much rise and pull back, put you into a scooter riding position - not cool. I debated long and hard about different handlebars and limited it to these and M bars. I made the right choice. I have mid controls and now love the riding position. I think M bars would have been too aggressive without rear controls. I'm just under 6 foot and have relatively long arms and legs with a shorter torso. I paired the bars up with some bar end mirrors and absolutely love the look now.
February 8, 2015
The perfect bars for all kinds of distances.
Switched out the stock bars on my 2012 Triumph T100 to Clubmen's. The Clubmen's looked awesome, but an aggressive switch up from stock. The Tracker bars were a perfect middle road choice. Still felt nimble enough for the city but still comfortable on long rides - no strain in the lower back or on wrist.
July 22, 2014
One might say these bars are well built.
Sorry about the pun. These handlebars are quality. I was imediatly impressed with the packaging. They come in a knitted sock!
They weigh about twice as much as the stock bars on my XR1200, but thats not a bad thing. They feel very well constructed.
July 9, 2014
Look and feel great on my 2010 Triumph Bonneville
They're not super-aggressive dropped bars but are a dramatic change from the upright, almost cruiser position from the stock bars. They look great, come packed in a sleeve so they can't get scratched and install in about 15 minutes with all stock cables and controls (but you'll have to fiddle a little bit). Recommend!
June 2, 2014
Bought these for my Sportster project. Fit perfectly, look awesome. 10/10
February 3, 2014