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post #1 of 14 Old 04-10-2016, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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I want to put a new handlebar that is narrower than the stock one, any ideas ??
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I want to put a new handlebar that is narrower than the stock, I'm having a hard time lane splitting, my old bike was a zx6r so it was easier.
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If you're handy, you can hacksaw a little off each side and re-tap for the bar ends...or take it down to a machine shop.
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If you're handy, you can hacksaw a little off each side and re-tap for the bar ends...or take it down to a machine shop.
No need for re taping, just loosen screw a bit then pull bar weight straight out,do not take screw all the way out or you leave the rubber expansion grommet up in side the bar. I have to remove mine every time I get back from a ride as I can`t get it in the shed with them on.
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You need a hacksaw too... To cut holes in the shed
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No need for re taping, just loosen screw a bit then pull bar weight straight out,do not take screw all the way out or you leave the rubber expansion grommet up in side the bar. I have to remove mine every time I get back from a ride as I can`t get it in the shed with them on.
That would burst my arse!!
Definatley would need to modify the shed.
I didi take the big bulky looking black ones out and replaced with anodised red oberon ones to no ill effect

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No need for re taping, just loosen screw a bit then pull bar weight straight out,do not take screw all the way out or you leave the rubber expansion grommet up in side the bar. I have to remove mine every time I get back from a ride as I can`t get it in the shed with them on.
Oh ok. I didn't realize they were the rubber grommet type. Thanks.


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That would burst my arse!!
Definatley would need to modify the shed.
I didi take the big bulky looking black ones out and replaced with anodised red oberon ones to no ill effect
It only takes me a few minutes , I do not want to cut the door frame of the shed, it`s a lot simpler than my last bike which was an RSV1000R , with that I had to take both exhaust cans off every time I put it away.
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It only takes me a few minutes , I do not want to cut the door frame of the shed, it`s a lot simpler than my last bike which was an RSV1000R , with that I had to take both exhaust cans off every time I put it away.
You have the patience of a saint.
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