NOT An Exact Or Simple Bolt-On Replacement For 1972 R60/5
Appear to be good quality bars, but quite a bit different from my 1972 R60/5 's original bars, especially the top bend. As another /5 owner observed, the ends of the bars are significantly thicker (cut-off technique and chrome plating thickness?), thereby necessitating alteration. In my case I measured 22.32-22.36 mm OD at the very ends and 22.06-22.08 inwards of that. The original bars were actually slightly less than 22 mm coming in around 21.9 or less (badly pitted). So, I had to grind down the last 1/4" to 3/8" at the bar ends, and really 'spread' the slots in the perches to get them on. I ultimately cut-off the last 3/8" on each bar end as I had to slide my perches inwards/upwards due to the length of the wiring and throttle/clutch/brake cables -- all original stock length and a bit too short. This shortening of the bars was also required to properly fit the closed-end Magura grips I also purchased. The bars do look nice though, and my daughter - who is going to be using the bike - likes the slightly different riding posture they produce.