Originally Posted by pavemike
Quick question for you team green experts: My buddy just bought an '09 250s, and wanted to put some handguards on. He went to the stealership and picked up some handguards, but the dealer told him that he needs to buy new handlebars to mount these. Apparently Kawasaki welded about 3" of weight into the ends of the bars? Has anyone mounted guards onto the stock handlebars (and how did you do it), or do you need to purchase aftermarket bars? Forgive my question, I'm a suzuki guy
and I dont have the 250s here infront of me to check it out. Thanks!
Just take a pipe cutter to the bars about a quarter inch from the ends. When it isn't cutting anymore, just grab the end with a pair of vise grips and pull the thing out.