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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.




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.
 

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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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I have not thought about this since I did it. The front brake is now a 3 finger affair but I really like the setup a lot.
 
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