Need a handlebar opinion...


7 replies to this topic
  • Old Graybeard

Posted January 29, 2008 - 04:57 PM

#1

I'm in the process of switching bars on my "L". Hope you guys don't rag on me for asking this BUT when any of you swapped bars on your "L" did you drill new holes in the new bars for your switch clusters to locate to or did ya just file the little pins off and trust the grip of the clamp? Seems like overkill to drill locating holes in the new bars, especially if the switch clusters fit tight enough on their own. Be easy on me now. lol OGB

  • Rockjockey

Posted January 29, 2008 - 05:06 PM

#2

Wire cutters. (on the little pins of course)

  • dylanr

Posted January 29, 2008 - 05:09 PM

#3

i drilled the hole on my r, but the handlebars were old, ive flopped it pretty good, and never had any problems.

  • Denn10

Posted January 29, 2008 - 10:05 PM

#4

Ive done a switch on my 400ex and i got rid of the tits on the levers. For one im not drilling in some pro tapers and two you dont really need em to locate your levers, i like mine more level so there about useless. Id get rid of em

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  • Old Graybeard

Posted January 30, 2008 - 04:51 AM

#5

Thanks for the input. Old people seem to stress over trivial, unimportant issues. Ya saved me from some of that and told me what I was hoping to hear. lol Again, thanks man. OGB

  • jonr3

Posted January 30, 2008 - 11:04 AM

#6

I filed the pins off and put a layer of cloth (not plastic) electrical tape on my bars. Installed the controls and no slippage at all. Worked good.

  • radvocaat

Posted January 30, 2008 - 03:17 PM

#7

I used wire cutters, then a light file. Never had a problem in 4 years of punishment!.

  • Denn10

Posted January 30, 2008 - 03:22 PM

#8

I filed the pins off and put a layer of cloth (not plastic) electrical tape on my bars. Installed the controls and no slippage at all. Worked good.


try the thread tape next time, its not a pain to get off like electrical tape and it gives a little. When tight they will only move in event of a fall and thats when you want them to move so they dont break levers and all. If you dont have fancy levers with the plastic bushing under it the PVC thread tape works awesome. Been using it for years and last time i broke a lever, even racing MX with my YZ250 was like 6 years ago.





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