handle bars have gold tint

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by bldhnd617, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. bldhnd617

    bldhnd617 New Member

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    I have a 2007 Road King noticed that the stock handle bars have a gold tint to them. Did I get bad bars or is this normal for the 07.
     
  2. Tigg

    Tigg Junior Member

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    The bars on my Night train have a slight gold tint to them too. They are polished aluminum. You wouldn't notice the tint on mine if they weren't next to the chrome Triple clamps
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Tigg

    What bars do you have on the bike?
     
  4. Tigg

    Tigg Junior Member

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    The factory Drag bars.
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    And they are aluminum? It's usually the stainless bars that have the gold tint to them. Polished aluminum usually has a whitish color to them.
     
  6. Tigg

    Tigg Junior Member

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    I assume they are aluminum ....when I polish them with mothers mag polish I get the black residue like you get when you polish aluminum. Its kind of a copperish tint they have.
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Sounds like they could be aluminum then with the residue, just curious when they went to aluminum. Seems the bars have been stainless forever.
     
  8. Tony T.

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    they probably are stainless, it just takes a bit more effort to get the residue like that then it does with alum.
     
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  10. Sharky1948

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    My chrome shift linkage (just purchased) has a gold hue as well. Sort of stands out from the other chrome.:nosad