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How To Install Motorcycle Handlebars
Knowing how to install motorcycle handlebars is important to a lot of riders these days. The reason is because motorcycle riders give a lot of importance to comfort while riding. Most of the factory-fitted motorcycle handlebars are not as ergonomically appropriate as their riders want them to be. So bikers install motorcycle handlebars with customized configurations to increase the pleasure of their riding experience.
To install motorcycle handlebars, you will need:
- A sharp knife
- The first step is to figure out the ergonomics of the new handlebars that you want to install. For ergonomics, the measurements required are the width, height and diameter of the bars. To take the measurements, position your hands in the most comfortable position while sitting at the seat and calculate the dimensions.
Remove the handlebars that were attached before. While removing them, take care with the fixtures linked to them, like the throttle, ferrules and cables, because these fixtures will be required later to install the new motorcycle handlebars.
Before installing the handlebars, first place them on the bar riser and swing them left to right. This step is carried out to make sure that the handlebars do not hit the fuel tank and that there is no obstruction blocking its turning arc.
- After placing the handlebars on the bar riser, shield it with clamps. Install the clutch lever on the left side and position the wires properly. Slide the left hand grip on and glue it. Attach any accessories you want to attach on the left side. Then, install the brake lever, switch housing and throttle control on the right bar. Glue the right bar grip on. Test all switches to make sure they work properly. Test the swing of the bar one last time and make adjustments if required.
Posted on: Oct. 10, 2010