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Old 02-19-2013, 01:13 AM   #632
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Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Michigan
Oddometer: 804
Originally Posted by browneye View Post
For reals?? You can remove those funky skinny bolt inserts and then install expanding plugs like normal bars?

That's how I would want to do it.
I really should do something. Sooner or later I'm gonna drop the thing and it will probably break a lever when I'm in BFE.

I thought those inserts looked fairly sturdy. I just did not like the small bolt. Its only purpose on the Roadie being to hold that bar end cap thingy on. I did stick a pair of needle nose pliers in the bar end and try to unscrew the stock insert. Couldn't get it to move. But the leverage I could get with pliers was minimal. I think they are plenty strong enough to hold the handguards if you drop the bike. I know mine are on there solid. If I crash hard enough to knock one of those handguards off then the broken handguard will probably be the least of my worries.

I still want to see someone remove them though. Just out of curiosity how they work.

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