So make a jig sort of sorts ?
The orange pipe has been bolted to some wood and mimics the current handle bar angle the tape with line represents the shortest bar that I can get the levers/controls onto
measure distance between tops of existing bars and left bar from seat then removed them.
then attached newly made frame part to front end and propped orange tube in same place as original handle bars had been.
I was intending avoiding using bolt on parts however they may be the only way to get this to work ?
So red bolt on part has a paper roll sticking out and I have crudely cut that off at an angle so it roughly meets the orange tube.
To do this side i now need a piece of real handle bar cutting to the pattern size of the orange tube,
another piece wants cutting to replace the paper roll and welding to the red part and the actual handle bar
the surplus end [ wrapped in a spiral of masking tape ] needs trimming and capping.
then on to the other side.
I have avoided this job for a long time as it is a nightmare of tubing meeting at different angles no reference points and everything ' hanging in the air '
DannyC lost most of his hair trying to do this an even harder way using a tube bender , still has a twitch in one eye as a result !