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P11 Handlebars

Postby elefantrider » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:35 am

Were there 2 different types/designs of handlebars used depending on the years? How were they different?
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Re: P11 Handlebars

Postby CanukNortonNut » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:59 pm

Check out the "2015 Norton Rally P11 photos" here in this p11 section. I think there are variations to the original handlebars on the crossbar location and the total width of the bars. 32"-33" ish??? Some aftermarket bars are narrower than stock. I got some information at the Yahoo P11 website.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/nor ... =463990195
Try there as another option.
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Re: P11 Handlebars

Postby BillT » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:54 pm

P11/P11A bars the cross brace is about an inch down from the top of the bend
Ranger brace is flush with the top.

Check the literature on the P11 thread I did a few years ago. Just search 'the P11 thread' - pics of original brochures and restored bikes

Make sure you read the text under the brochures - the bikes in the pictures aren't always the bike the ad says it is! The bike photographed for the ad was often outdated.
'73 Norton 850 Commando - 3030xx
'69 Norton Ranger 750 - P11/1289xx
'67 Matchless G15CS - G15CS/1235xx
'61 Matchless G80CS - 61/G80CS/41xx
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Re: P11 Handlebars

Postby Mike B » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:53 am

According to Walridge Motors, two different "pullbacks" were used.

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Re: P11 Handlebars

Postby elefantrider » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:11 am

Thanks fellas. I am looking for bars like these with the lower crossbar. I like the gradual shape of the bends and height on this bar. Doesn't look to have too much pullback. The crossbar looks really low, I am not sure if it clears the knob, does not look to be the case on this photo.

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Re: P11 Handlebars

Postby BillT » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:05 pm

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The bars on both bikes in this ad would be Part# 031651 (or 03-1651)

The ad says P11A, but it is obviously a P11. Parts manual says N15CS, G15CS, P11 and P11A use this same bar. From what I've seen, the book is accurate in this case
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'73 Norton 850 Commando - 3030xx
'69 Norton Ranger 750 - P11/1289xx
'67 Matchless G15CS - G15CS/1235xx
'61 Matchless G80CS - 61/G80CS/41xx
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Re: P11 Handlebars

Postby Mike B » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:02 pm

elefantrider wrote:Thanks fellas. I am looking for bars like these with the lower crossbar. I like the gradual shape of the bends and height on this bar. Doesn't look to have too much pullback. The crossbar looks really low, I am not sure if it clears the knob, does not look to be the case on this photo.

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Those bars with the lower crossbar are from an SS Commando, also an Interpol. I have them on my bike, and it does not clear the knob. It also puts them in an
uncomfortable position with the steering dampener installed.
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