Ask ScooterDad: I'm Wondering If I Can Convert Standard Scooter Bars Into Oversized Bars. Is That Possible??

Submitter's Name: 
Daniel Garrett
Submitter's Location: 
Victorville, California
Answer: 

It's sorta-possible. Some bar builders have done what they call "tapering" bars. This is the process by which a larger, oversized bar (pipe) is welded over the standard diameter bars that have been cut shorter. Essentially, it makes the bars look like this terrible diagram:

 

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However, that's not a very practical solution since it requires welding. The short answer is no, you can't up-convert standard diameter bars to oversized bars.