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Old 07-24-2013, 04:12 PM
rickenbiker rickenbiker is offline
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Default Re: EMT conduit handlebars?

Originally Posted by noco View Post
i think emt would be ok as long as you dont use 1/2 inch....3/4 should be strong enough....i rather see you get mild steel tubing can get it thicker....i never use emt for anything but what it is made for due to it sucking to weld(galvinization and all).....ive bent a whole bunch of emt and can vouch that 3/4 should be plenty strong(depending on the weight your gonna put on it) but id definately recomend using tubing....good luck tell us how it comes out...maybe it would be strong handle bars arn't that expensive
EMT is designed for only two purposes--to shield wires and to be easy to bend. Very soft mild steel.

Not handlebar material, for the that exact reason.

Reminds me of when I used to have a Honda MB5, and wanted to put short straight bars on it to emulate the clip-ons I had on my Suzuki Katana...I bought some nice black-chromed aftermarket bars for the conversion and the only way I could trim them was with an abrasive wheel cutter! This oughta tell you that handlebars are engineered for STRENGTH.
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