Originally Posted by blaisew
OK, I have a dumb question! I pulled off the left bar weight to reconoiter what has to happen for crash guards and found a metal plug in the end of the bars. How do you remove this? I didn't get too crazy with my pliers, but I did try to rotate it. No go. So, how does it come out? Yeah, dumb, but there it is.
I think I'm going to try HDB guards and hope that I can get the ignition key in and out. A little bar riser will help there.
That threaded insert is welded in------I just cut about 1/4" of the bars off and it just fell off then----it's just welded at the very end. I used an air driven cut-off wheel to do it. But a sawzall or even a hack saw would be just fine. The handlebars are just thin steel.