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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-26-2016, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
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Changing handlebar

I've bought new handlebars[1] for my XVS1100 (2007), but they don't have threaded inserts at the end of handlebar to screw the stock bar end weights in. Is it possible to remove these inserts from my old handlebar (I tried, but they didn't seem to move a bit) and move to the new one? Or do I have to buy new grips as well? How did you switched handlebars?

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the weights are spot welded in. you can grind out the weld and weld them in your new bars.
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You wont be able to use the bar end wights and don't need them. Now it the time to get a nice pair off ISO grips.
throw a cloth over the bike tank and front fender. loosen the riser so bar can be moved for slack. remove the brake
and put in a plastic bag and tape it up. Remove the clutch, loosen all the screws in the grips, control box's and slide them off.
Remove the tops of risers . Bolts on riser's have a plastic plug in them that you pop out.
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That's what I suspected.. How about new grips then? Would it be easier, or do I need to move weights anyway?

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You wont be able to use the bar end wights and don't need them. Now it the time to get a nice pair off ISO grips.
throw a cloth over the bike tank and front fender. loosen the riser so bar can be moved for slack. remove the brake
and put in a plastic bag and tape it up. Remove the clutch, loosen all the screws in the grips, control box's and slide them off.
Remove the tops of risers . Bolts on riser's have a plastic plug in them that you pop out.
Thank you for detailed description. Any recommendations for particular ISO grips?
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I have a set of Kuryakyns on my bagger for 5/6yr. and they look like new. Last year I got a set of look-a-like from ebay for 15.bucks.
They look and feel like the Kuryakyn and have been on my bobber-- they look good also and I color matched them to the bike.
There is a lot to pick from and the price is $ too $$$$$$.
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If there's no big difference, I'll go for cheaper ones then.
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Your new bars are old school Harley Buck Horn's. I added a set of 12" buck horn's last year to a bike remake. I like them.
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