Mounting Handguards on 7/8 Pro Tapers
Posted June 08, 2009 - 08:01 PM
I've got a set of Acerbis guards leftover from my DRZ400. I'd like to slap them onto my 2004 WR450F, but before I carve up a perfectly good set of grips, I want to be sure that they will indeed mount up.
I have all the mounting hardware with them that came of a set of 7/8 Answer Alumilite bars. Can I mount the same hardware directly onto my 7/8 Pro Tapers on my WR, or is there some kind of "taper" at the end that will prevent them from mounting up?
Any advice/experience would be appreciated before I start hacking away on the grips and throttle tube. Thanks!
Posted June 09, 2009 - 06:18 AM
Posted June 09, 2009 - 03:36 PM
I'm certain the handguard hardware is all 7/8. The bars are Protaper SE (Seven Eighths) as well, not the fatbar variant (those are on my son's bike, he gets all the good stuff and I get the leftovers!).
I'm certain the collars will fit on down by the triple tree, however I was just concerned because when I did a search on the subject, there was a couple of mentions that the Pro Taper bars "tapered" at the ends (hence the name I suppose) and I was concerned that the 7/8th bars tapered as well which would prevent me sliding in the tube ends from the handguards.
Guess I'll just start chopping and see where I end up!
Thanks for the response Dave, much appreciated.
Posted June 09, 2009 - 04:15 PM