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I was looking for a better feel and I had some atv handlebars laying around, I like the fit/feel but the throttle cables will not reach (maybe 2-3 inch short). I tried rerouting the cables but they tend to bind in every position I try. anyone have a fix for this? 1987 left side cables
 

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The bind isn't from your cables.



File the nubs (the ones that fit into the holes on your old bars) off the inside of the control housings. That's your throttle bind.
 

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Just curious, why do so many people mention they changed the handle bars? Are the stock handle bars that bad? I can understand wanting them higher, but I was under the impression that was done at the riser, not the handle bar.
 

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I have put installed taller bars (ATV High) on several bikes, since the cheap bars can be found for under $25. Risers I've seen are usually more. Some folks like higher quality bars that won't bend so easily. I just plan/hope to fall less...
 

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Risers are cheap. Someone on here had the bright idea to just use an extra set of handlebar clamps so I picked up a set of ttr's off ebay for 7 bucks. Granted I had to drill out a bigger hole in them but that was about 2 minutes of work. Flipped my original clamps upside down and used the ttr's to cap it. Just right for me.
 

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Are you using ATV bars and risers? I'm debating to swap the bars or just get risers (mainly want it higher for the xt250 tank mod that is currently in the mail)
 

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here is the excerpt from my install on rerouting and the final pic of which order



undo this bolt and move cables over



bilt removed gives you easy access to move throttle cable over the to the right of the forks





 

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I added atv bars and didn't have to reroute anything. It seems to work fine. Did I do something wrong?
 

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I was looking for a better feel and I had some atv handlebars laying around, I like the fit/feel but the throttle cables will not reach (maybe 2-3 inch short). I tried rerouting the cables but they tend to bind in every position I try. anyone have a fix for this? 1987 left side cables




I had this problem as well. With the extra height added to my Dad's bars after installing All Balls steering bearings (the upper race protrudes the steering tube by about 1/4 inch, but its enough to make the cables bind), I routed the throttle cable underneath the fuel tank and on top of the frame. It worked great. No binding and a lot more length on the cables. Try it. The tank fits fine and nothing rubs.
 

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Parts are installed! Only problem is now the throttle sticks. I drilled out the bars for the notch on the throttle housing and it still won't close automatically. Thoughts?















 

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It looks great. That blue is a great color scheme. How do I get on your wish list?
 

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True yamaha blue color is always a good choice. Use some dry lube in the throttle tube and it should be fine. If you take it off and put it back on it will usually magically be fixed.
 

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True yamaha blue color is always a good choice. Use some dry lube in the throttle tube and it should be fine. If you take it off and put it back on it will usually magically be fixed.


Thanks for the tips, I'll try them. The throttle worked when first installed until I took it off again. Never would work after that even after taking it off and on. We'll see
 
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