Don’t bodge your bars

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

I’ve just read the work­shop ar­ti­cle about han­dle­bar swaps (MCN, De­cem­ber 7). I take is­sue with the sug­ges­tion that the switch gear lo­cat­ing dow­els can be re­moved, or worse, ground down. On bikes where the throt­tle twist grip is part of the right hand switch gear, that dowel is all that stops the en­tire as­sem­bly slid­ing off the end of the han­dle­bar, should the screws clamp­ing the switch gear to the han­dle bar come loose, or

fail to grip the bar tightly enough. Far bet­ter to take a lit­tle more time and do the job cor­rectly, drilling lo­cat­ing holes in the bars as in OEM prac­tice. Richard Pit­man, Worces­ter

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