Problem installing handguards
Posted September 25, 2006 - 08:02 PM
First time poster, longtime reader
I have just bought a brand new WR450F here In Australia. I've taken it on a first ride and loved it - haven't had the chace to get back on it yet though.
One thing I have tried to do is install the handguards that come with it and I've had nothing but problems. Has anyone else had drama's installing them? my problem seems to be the nut at the end of the bolts won't fit into the handlebar no matter how hard I try - is there a secret for this? Obviously I have no instructions for it so I was wondering how you guys have managed to do it and if so, how? Also what are the two plastic tubes for?
Thanks in advance,
PS I did a search before asking and couldn't find anything of help.
Posted September 25, 2006 - 08:34 PM
Posted September 25, 2006 - 11:05 PM
no I am not tightening it before putting it into the bar as I am aware they work by expansion. Reason why I am so confused about it is that its the handguards that come standard with the WR450F in the package. My handlebars are stock etc which is why I'm suprised they don'tall fit and match up together....
Thanks for your help anyways,
Posted September 26, 2006 - 01:01 AM
Posted September 26, 2006 - 01:27 AM
Posted September 26, 2006 - 02:42 AM
Posted September 26, 2006 - 04:38 PM
Thanks anyways guys,
have a good one
Posted September 26, 2006 - 04:43 PM
Posted September 27, 2006 - 12:42 AM
Just wanted to ask before I did and farked the thing int he process....
...seems something so simple is causing me a few problems damnit!
Posted September 27, 2006 - 01:13 AM
Posted September 27, 2006 - 05:40 PM
Yes I got the drill out and drilled the existing hole to a much larger side (instead of hacksawing the whole end off) and it worked just fine.
I've now got them both installed to my liking. Couldn't believe something to simple caused me so many drama's!
Anyways, I think today is a good day for a ride... seeya.
Posted September 27, 2006 - 06:30 PM
Posted September 27, 2006 - 06:31 PM
It sounds as though the first bolt size suplied was the type for steel bars as the interior hole in those is bigger than the Aluminium, did the same thing myself with the first handguards I bought.