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Just received my bars in the mail, it recommends using a one piece top clamp rather than the separate riser top clamps ?

Any advice, do I need to order the one piece ?
 

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Sorry, no experience on this one......Yet.
Did you have to pay 'import' tax to bring them into the E.U. from the States?
 

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When I bought my 518's the website said the same thing, I emailed their tech people and they said not required but they suggest it. I didn't.
Dan
 

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Bars

Thanks to you both !
Came across a printable detailed report somewher on this site on changing the bars from start to finish, damned if I can find it !
 

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I've got the 508's also. I didn't use the one piece clamp either, I've had them insatalled almost a year with no problems.
 

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My mechanic told me the idea behind the 1 peice clamp was they were stronger. The 508's give the rider more leverage and apparantly there have been a "few" instances of failure. He didn't think it was required, but had a 1 peice clamp laying around so used it anyway. I think the 1 peice is std. on lots of models which is why he had a spare.
 

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I used a one piece clamp when I did mine. Wild 1 recommends it and was only 15 bux...do it if you have the opportunity.

It's a small investment...

Bucket...
 

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Thanks for this aclaration i don,t know it, i have my Road King just waiting for a chubby 508 bar i hope was great for me, i,m tall 5.4.

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Re: Bars

AL-CI said:
Thanks to you both !
Came across a printable detailed report somewher on this site on changing the bars from start to finish, damned if I can find it !

Here ya go.......Following are some tips.

It is not necessary to cut or lengthen any wires. Releasing
wire looms inside the housing from the two retaining clips
frees up additional length needed. Disconnect the control
wire pins from the junctions leaving all wires attached at the
switch housings. From bar ends run the wire looms through
the bars and plug the pins back into the junctions.

The stock upper brake line is too short to follow the shape
of the bars, so it must be straightened to angle from the m/c
to the forks. This can be done with the line intact and does
not require bleeding the brake lines. You can pull more of
the soft line up from below if needed. Using a small tube
bender on the hard upper line will enable you to get it to
look the best. It won't follow the contour of the bar so the
cleaner you get the bend the better it will look!

Stock clutch, throttle and idle cables are adequate and look
fine. On 2002 models the throttle and idle cables must be
routed behind the cruise control module.
 

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One more thing, take the circlip off and remove pivot 13 then carefully WITHOUT rubbing on the Brake light switch inside the housings, ease the front brake lever out and remove completely BEFORE you loosen the switch housings.
That way you won't damage the front brake light switch inside when you split the housings.

If you do that you can ignore what the FM says
about using cardboard to wedge in at the lever.......what lever? :D
 
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