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    Any tricks I need to know or just straight forward stuff?
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    pretty straight forward. Just take your time so's not to pinch/kink anything, and your golden.
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    Unbolt clamps and remove everything. Then put everything on the new bars before clamping them down. Should take you ten minutes max.
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    The stock handlebars have a small hole on the right hand side that lines up with a nub on the inside of the throttle/kill switch/starter button housing. This is for alignment purposes. The ProTaper bars do not have this hole. I believe that most people do what I did and just file this nub off.

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    Thanks everyone. Sounds pretty straight forward. I will tackle the nub when I see it. Maybe drill a small hole as the OEM bars.
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    Dont drill the hole. Losing the nub allows you to move them where you want depending on the angle you set your bars.
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    Remember tape wrapping can tighten the fit of grips, switchgear and lever perches if they are loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tw200sgp View Post
    Remember tape wrapping can tighten the fit of grips, switchgear and lever perches if they are loose.




    Thanks. I planned on looking into this since I want to get some Oxford heated grips and the aluminum can suck the heat away quick so I have been told. I think some electrical tape might work.
    2011 TW200: Protaper Fat Bars, IMS Pegs, Cyclerack, Moose Racing Tail Bag, Cyrca Handguards, VStrom Mirrors, Jimbo Shield, Oxford Heated Grips, ProCycle 15k spring, 2x2cycles rack, seat concepts, Cyclops Adventure Sports LED conversion

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    A blow gun tip for an air compressor makes quick work of removing grips and you can re-use them.
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    Ok the bar is on. As usual I was pretty slow. It was a bit of stretch on the throttle cable turning the wheel to lock to the left. I ended up taking off the throttle and throwing some lube on the bar. Also the brake is more of a 3 finger deal.



    I used the ATV High bar and they are swept back pretty far. It feels like a 70's dirt bike. I them aligned with the forks right now as think that is proper placement. They may feel better rotated forward a bit but then again the throttle may get sticky.



    What is the torque on the stem bolts?



    EDIT: I did rotate them forward of being inline with the forks and they feel great that way. I went for a little shake down run and I love them. Now I would like a bit higher foam in the seat to get my legs a bit less bent but the bar feels great. I have some IMS pegs coming next week too.
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