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Devil_dog
Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 01:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

When I bought my 1999 X1, the previous owner tossed in a set of touring bars. So a couple months back, I picked up some new grips and finally got around to installing them tonight. I ran into two issues:

1. The locator holes on the touring bars don't match the stock holes on the X1 bars. The right is in almost a half inch further than the stock bars. The left side isn't even in the right place - it's on the back side of the bars.
2. The traction hand grips I picked up have an other issue. The the throttle grip is a quarter inch shorter than the original one I took off. I'll try to upload some pictures so you can see what I'm working with
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Devil_dog
Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 01:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)






Left Grip is original, Right Grip is new replacement and shorter.








Can anyone tell from this photo if these are original Buell touring bars?
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Sparky
Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 05:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

They kinda look like S3T/Blast bars.

You can either drill new locating holes or shave off the locating pins in the housings.

What are you going to do wrt longer cables?
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Devil_dog
Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 07:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

On some other posts, I had asked if stock cables would work when swapping for the touring bars. Anyone that replied said the stock ones could work - I'd have to snip some zip ties and re-route them. After getting into the project, I was starting to wonder if these touring bars would work. I think I'm going to try to drill new locator holes. Having the new throttle grip a quarter of an inch shorter than the stock one surprised me - but near as I can tell, there is only one style of grip...
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Devil_dog
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 10:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only)

Well it's back together with the touring bars on. Just glued on the left grip - so we'll see how more comfortable it is tonight.

I also figured out the mystery of why the older throttle grip was a quarter in longer than the replacement. The locator hole on the touring bar is also a quarter inch inboard than on the stock bars. When Is slid it on to the touring bars it fit - but only because it slid off it's plastic carrier that much when I slid it on. Once I took some more measurements and realized I had to also drill a new locator hole on the right side, a quarter inch out - it all made sense.
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