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devian
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Hello,

I've been wanting a electric bike for a while after problems with my ice 125 bike.

I have decided the TC max  is the bike for me and have found a local dealer where i had a test fit. Love the bike however i prefer a more upright riding position similar to the TC (after having sat on that one too).

Has anyone tried changing the handlebars over to a more drag style set or even the one from the old TC. The dealer said they would contact super soco and find out as the main issue with doing so will be if the cables connecting the electrics are long enough for a simple swap out. 

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated as i am looking to purchase it for myself as an xmas present.

Thanks

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Phil de Canillas
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Drag bars are at least 100mm lower than TC bars.

Standard TC bars are already "chopperesque" and are very weak, thin wall aluminium.

The best that I can suggest is perhaps good quality alloy bars with risers added.

I am using LSL Streetfighter bars with 3cm risers: a good riding position but still lower than standard TC apes.

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devian
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@phil-de-canillas

I have googled the handlebars you mentioned and they don't look as tall or "chopperesque" as the tc and the riding position i like. Can you post a picture of you bike with the mod.

If i were to try and change the bar i would get something similar to the tc but from better quality.

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Phil de Canillas
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@devian

IMG 20191030 170507
IMG 20191113 175711
IMG 20191113 175945

My bar options, TC at top.

Next pic LSLs on 3cms risers.

  • Last is the LSL setup with the TC originals in front.
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devian
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@phil-de-canillas

thanks for the pics. excuse me my lack of knowledge but what do you mean by risers.

the bars you have got are not as high as i would prefer but if that's the best that can be done without cutting cables and voiding the warranty then i may have to compromise.

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DocWeyr
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You cannot simply mout TC higher bar for TCmax. Brake cables are shorter in TCmax. I tried that option while ordering mine a few months ago.

So you can find a bar a bit higher (but still lower then TC) or you have to exchange brake cables as well.

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devian
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@docweyr

Thanks for the info, The dealer said swapping out the brake lines shouldn't be a problem as they are standard type brake lines the problem will be with cables for the control electrics and throttle.

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Phil de Canillas
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@devian

Custom made hoses are easy. I use HEL in the UK.

As for the wiring...how are you at soldering and sealing to extend the wiring? Not hard, just tedious.

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devian
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@phil-de-canillas

splicing in new cabling and extending wouldn't be an option as it will void the warranty.

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DocWeyr
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I supposed they should match. But service failed to switch my bar giving above reason.

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devian
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having done some googleing for drag handlebar i think the drag handle bars are straighter than what i am looking for. So it seems what i am looking for is cruiser style handlebars which are on the standard tc. May just have to go to the dealers and see what can be done with the parts they have.

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JonSnow
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@devian

Where are you living? I have my TC handlebars for sale. I mounted dragbars on my TC

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devian
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@jonsnow

thanks for the offer but if i do swap i will probably go for 3rd party bars after hearing that the stock bars are low quality.

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devian
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@jonsnow

thanks for the offer but if i do swap i will probably go for 3rd party bars after hearing that the stock bars are low quality.

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