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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-06-2015, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone drill holes in stock triple tree for control wires?

I finally found out what has been buzzing loudly on my bike at high rpms. It's the headlight. If I reach forward and put my hand on the headlight basket it stops.

When I put new handlebars on I ended up with the control wires and the clutch cable laying against the headlight. I eventually plan to route everything better. I need two holes in the top triple tree to run the control wires through.

Anyone drill the stock triple tree before? I've heard it's safe as long as you don't drill any of the supports.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-06-2015, 08:45 PM
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Personally, that component of the bike it much too crucial to compromise. I would never do it.
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I would not drill holes in the trees either .
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I finally found out what has been buzzing loudly on my bike at high rpms. It's the headlight. If I reach forward and put my hand on the headlight basket it stops.

When I put new handlebars on I ended up with the control wires and the clutch cable laying against the headlight. I eventually plan to route everything better. I need two holes in the top triple tree to run the control wires through.

Anyone drill the stock triple tree before? I've heard it's safe as long as you don't drill any of the supports.
Don't remember what bike you have (might be time to fill in your profile) ..... but if it's a 650 or 1100, there is no problem at all. I've seen lots of guys do it. I'm sure there isn't an issue with the 950 or 1300 either.

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Don't remember what bike you have (might be time to fill in your profile) ..... but if it's a 650 or 1100, there is no problem at all. I've seen lots of guys do it. I'm sure there isn't an issue with the 950 or 1300 either.
It's a V-Star 650 Custom

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