Special handlebar epiphany

Vincenthdfan

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After looking at numerous Yamaha craigslist ads on the "Search Tempest" today, it finally dawned on me what the handlebars on my less pristine1980 Special are from.

They're a pretty good fit on a 650 Special because they're not full-on wheelbarrow style like on my minty 1980 Special's original bar, yet they still totally fit the motif/astetics of the bike while being lower and less swoopy/laid back.

They're off a 400 Special...I knew I recognized the bend from somewhere, now I know. :laugh:

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I am not a "Special Bar" aficionado but I understand the search. I went through 3 sets of bars for my Tracker before I found the set I couldn't live with.
 
I am not a "Special Bar" aficionado but I understand the search. I went through 3 sets of bars for my Tracker before I found the set I couldn't live with.
Yeah, I wasnt really searching to see what they were (previous owner installed them), but I couldnt help but notice after seeing a few XS400 Specials that it was indeed what he used.

I was always wondering when I first bought the bike...I knew they weren't original but were a very good fit.
 
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