IH: Body Parts

HANDLEBARS, LEVERS & CABLES


Here is a list of OEM handlebars:

ModelYear(s)Handlebar Serial Number / Type
XLH1965-19722 piece design: Left (56084-65) / Buckhorn (bare) 1)
1967-19722 piece design: Left (56087-63) / Sport (bare)2)
1968-19782 piece design: Left (56087-68) 3)
1969-19782 piece design: Right (56078-69A) / Buckhorn with starter and directional switches4)
Late 1969-19722 piece design: Right (56085-69A) / Sport with starter and directional switches5)
Late 1969-19722 piece design: Right (56088-69A) / Sport with starter switch 6)
Late 1969-19722 piece design: Right (56083-69A) / Buckhorn with starter switch7)
19722 piece design: Right (56093-70) / Buckhorn (bare)8)
19732 piece design: Left (56084-73) / Buckhorn (bare) 9)
19732 piece design: Right (56083-73) / Buckhorn (for switches) - (bare) 10)
1974-Early 1976Handlebar Assembly (56003-75) / Buckhorn 11)
Late 1976 to 1978 Handlebar Assembly (56003-76) / Buckhorn 12)
1974-1976One piece:(56083-74) / Buckhorn (bare) 13)
1977-1978Handlebar Assembly (56003-77) 14)
1977-Early 1979One piece:(56083-77) / Buckhorn (bare) 15) 16)17)
Late 1979-1980(56083-74) / Buckhorn (bare) 18) Buckhorn
XLCH1963-19642 piece design: Left (56087-63) / Sport (bare)19)
1968-Late 19692 piece design: Right (56089-69) with starter switch 20)
Late 1969-19722 piece design: Right (56088-69A) / Sport with starter switch 21)
1970-19722 piece design: Right (56093-70) / Buckhorn (bare)22)
1970-19722 piece design: Left (56087-63) / Sport (bare)23)
1970-19722 piece design: Left (56084-65) / Buckhorn (bare) 24)
1970-19722 piece design: Right (56068-70) / Sport with directional switch 25)
1970-19722 piece design: Right (56069-70) / Buckhorn with directional switch 26)
1970-19722 piece design: Right (56082-70) / Sport (bare)27)
19732 piece design: Left (56084-73) / Buckhorn (bare) 28)
19732 piece design: Right (56083-73) / Buckhorn (for switches) - (bare) 29)
1974-Early 1976Handlebar Assembly (56003-75) / Buckhorn 30)
1974-1976(56083-74) / Buckhorn (bare) 31)
Late 1976 to 1978 Handlebar Assembly (56003-76) / Buckhorn 32)
1977-1978Handlebar Assembly (56003-77) 33)
1977-Early 1979One piece:(56083-77) / Buckhorn (bare) 34) 35)36)
Late 1979-1980(56083-74) / Buckhorn (bare) 37)
XLR1970 and up through?(56027-70R)
XLCR 10001977-1978(56002-77) 38)
XLS 10001979 and up through?(55963-77) Drag Bar 39)
XR1970 and up through?(56027-70R)
XL 10001981(56081-81) Buckhorn 40)
1982-1985(56081-82) Buckhorn (pullback) 41)
XLS 10001979-1980(55963-77) Straight bar w/ bent ends 42)
1981(56081-81) Buckhorn 43)
1982(56081-82) Buckhorn (pullback) 44)
1983-1985(56082-83) Flat Bar 45)
XLX-611983-1985(56085-83) (black only) 46)

Additional Handlebar Information

Right side bars with no switch holes were used on all:
k, kk, kh, khk, kr, krm, khrm.
Also the were used on all xl and xlh prior to 67 provide the bike wasnt fitted with factory directionals.
And all 70-72 xlch without directionals.
All 1973.
So no switch right side bars are very common.

Conversely, the bikes that did use right side switches are
59-69 xlch (button as kill)
67-72 xlh
70-72 xlch with directionals.

'52-'73.
As far as factory fitments:
67> is pretty clear by using part cat listings
66< not so much.
For example long bars were fitted up to at least 1960 probl by dealer order, book says e57.
Speedsters on 66ch is real, but the book realy dont address the right side correctly.

In the following: ls= left side - rs= right side

Long Bars (high bucks)

56083-52 rs
56084-52 ls
52 only. uses grip retention collars
56083-53 rs no switch holes
56083-58 rs direction switch holes
56083-53 ls horn and hi-low

Speedsters

56085-53 ls horn and hi-low, twist grip
56085-65 ls horn and hi-low, no twist grip
56086-53 rs no holes
56086-58 rs directional
56065-66? (66ch) rs kill button.
part number is unsure. could also be 56086-53a.

Buckhorns

56069-70 rs directionals only
56078-67 rs starter and directional
56078-69a rs starter and directionals.
drilled for front brake lite wires.
56083-57 rs no holes
56083-65 rs kill button.
56083-69a rs kill & drilled for front brake lite wires.
56093-70 rs no holes (may be same as 56083-57)
56084-57 ls horn & hi-low, twist grip.
56084-65 ls horn & hi-low, no twist grip.

XL Bars

56081-68 ls horn, hi-low, twist grip
56087-68 ls horn, hi-low, no twist grip
56085-68 rs starter, directionals
56086-69 rs starter, directionals hole for front brake lite wires.
56089-69 rs kill button.

Laconias/Sport

56087-58 ls (kill 58ch) horn and twist grip capable.
Used immolbizing spacer 56227-53.
56087-58a ls horn, no twist capable.
56087-63 ls horn, hi-low, no twist.
56087-65 ls horn, hi-low, twist grip.
56068-70 rs directional
56082-70 rs no holes
56085-67 rs starter, directional
56085-69a rs starter, directionals, hole for front brake lite wire
56088-58 rs no holes.
56088-59 rs kill or starter
56088-69a rs starter drilled for front brake lite wires.
56088-59 rs kill button.

73 was the half and half year.
the only bars were bucks, and they still had the internal throttle (last yr for this).
but
the switches were now in the perches. and the wire ran along (rather than inside) the bar.
so
73 was the only year with internal throttle and external switches / wiring.

To identify these bars:

56083-73 rs two 1/8“ holes along the underside of bar
to accept spring clips that held the wires.
56084-73 ls two 1/8” holes along the underside of bar
to accept spring clips that held the wires.

The one pc stainless bars with the external throttle debuted in 74.

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HD XLH XLCH-1000 Parts Catalog (99451-78B)
16) , 35)
HD 1979 XLH XLCH XLS 1000 Parts Catalog (99451-79A)
17) , 18) , 36) , 37) , 40) , 41) , 42) , 43) , 44) , 45) , 46)
HD 1979-1985 Sportster Parts Catalog pg 97
38)
1977 HD XLCR 1000 Parts Catalog pg 57
39)
1979 HD Sportster Parts Catalog pg 59
47)
1959-1969 HD Sportster FSM pg 4B-7
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