Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:59 am

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:59 am linkquote
Has anyone removed/replaced their bar ends. Mine seem to be lock-tite solid and can't budge them without drilling.

Anyone else have this problem?

88
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:16 am

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:16 am linkquote
Barends
Mine came off quite easily using an allen to remove the bar end bolts. I had to do it to install the throttlemeister cruise lock.
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:43 am

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:43 am linkquote
Mine came off no problem. Actually I took delivery of the scoot and drove it for a few days before I realized that the one on the left side was missing. They had it at the shop so no biggie I stopped by and they threw it on for me.... Just got overlooked in "PDI..."

I've since replaced the stock grips with Kuryakyns (they are teh sweeeeet) so I have a pair of bar ends if you screw something up and need them... Hit me up if that becomes the case.



New gripsVV




Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:08 pm

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:08 pm linkquote
Kuryakyns Grips link?
Can you send along a link for those - they look great.
Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:09 pm

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:09 pm linkquote
throttlemeister cruise loc Detail?
Can you please send along detail for this as well...no fair to mention with no picts links or install input...
Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:39 pm

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:39 pm linkquote
Re: Kuryakyns Grips link?
Pieraldi wrote:
Can you send along a link for those - they look great.
Lol! You might not appreciate the irony of that depending on how much combing through old topics and posts you've done here but I'll happy to oblige.

Damn! Right in the middle of your own thread here too, 88.... Sorry dude.



BAM!- http://scootertrap.com/





Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:30 pm

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:30 pm linkquote
Re: throttlemeister cruise loc Detail?
Pieraldi wrote:
Can you please send along detail for this as well...no fair to mention with no picts links or install input...
They're Kuryakyn Iso grips. The little doohickey on the throttle side is called a Throttle Boss (also by Kuryakyn but sold separately. Not Throttlemeister- I think that's a cruise control type of thing- different animal) and is positioned so that when I'm at my most common speed (classified) my palm just holds down the tab and my wrist isn't all twisted. They are pretty but I liked them more because I thought that the stock grips were a bit small for me and they felt kind of cheap to the touch so since that's the main human/machine interface (not counting your butt)...

They come w/instructions but I would suggest that you throw away the glue that they come with (or put it in your glue supply for some other use... It's basically superglue) and dry-mount them. You'll cut a shallow slit along the length of your rubber grips, peel 'em off and throw 'em away. Clean your bare bars, then the left side takes a little "building up" w/electrical tape to get a good fit. The throttle side holds pretty snugly as-is. Windex was suggested as a little lubricant to get things on and positioned. Then a cyclist I work with also suggested using hairspray as it dries tacky. That would prolly work- this guy puts a couple hundred miles on his bicycle every weekend so he should know a thing or 5 about handlebars. Me- I left 'em like so (since he suggested this after I was done) and the left side will twist but only if you try to twist it. The throttle side has held firm for almost 1K miles.

Cheers!
Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:32 pm

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:32 pm linkquote
No Problem
My RHS came off no problem to fit a Vistacruise. Didn't try the LHS
Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:21 pm

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:21 pm linkquote
Re: throttlemeister cruise loc Detail?
Pieraldi wrote:
Can you please send along detail for this as well...no fair to mention with no picts links or install input...
Hey Pieraldi,

I have already done a post on the throttlemeister product on this forum.
?http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic27072
Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:22 pm

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:22 pm linkquote
Throttlemeister
http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic27072
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:24 pm

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:24 pm linkquote
88 when I removed mine I thought I was going to break the allen wrench but they eventully broke loose, then I installed jettin's that are color matched.
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:29 pm

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:29 pm linkquote
"Surprise" them with a hammer on the allen key.
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:52 pm

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:52 pm linkquote
jimc wrote:
"Surprise" them with a hammer on the allen key.
do you have to sneak up on them and be very very quiet, like huntin rabbits
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:59 pm

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:59 pm linkquote
If I ever do decide to swap mine out, these are bar ends I wouldn't mind having. Adds some LED light for turn signaling a bit higher up.

http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/Two-Way-Bar-End-Indicators-p-18923.html
Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:11 pm

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:11 pm linkquote
The 2 Cent Capitol of the World
dlg_az wrote:
If I ever do decide to swap mine out, these are bar ends I wouldn't mind having. Adds some LED light for turn signaling a bit higher up.
http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/Two-Way-Bar-End-Indicators-p-18923.html
I really like those, but at 360 viewing, so they are seen in front, back, and my side.
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:00 pm

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:00 pm linkquote
Re: The 2 Cent Capitol of the World
johnwwwatson wrote:
dlg_az wrote:
If I ever do decide to swap mine out, these are bar ends I wouldn't mind having. Adds some LED light for turn signaling a bit higher up.
http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/Two-Way-Bar-End-Indicators-p-18923.html
I really like those, but at 360 viewing, so they are seen in front, back, and my side.
It's hard to tell from the picture, but the description states "let others know your intentions more clearly, whether you're coming or going". I found another article on them with some "show and tell" pictures.

http://tinyurl.com/2racq9
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:11 pm

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:11 pm linkquote
Re: The 2 Cent Capitol of the World
dlg_az wrote:
It's hard to tell from the picture, but the description states "let others know your intentions more clearly, whether you're coming or going". I found another article on them with some "show and tell" pictures.

http://tinyurl.com/2racq9
I think I like them!
Even if they cannot be seen in front, as far as I can tell, anything that increases our odds of telling folks behind us
that we are turning, is a good thing. A phone call before I ordered them, would be my first step.
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:34 pm

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Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:34 pm linkquote
Re: The 2 Cent Capitol of the World
johnwwwatson wrote:
dlg_az wrote:
It's hard to tell from the picture, but the description states "let others know your intentions more clearly, whether you're coming or going". I found another article on them with some "show and tell" pictures.

http://tinyurl.com/2racq9
I think I like them!
Even if they cannot be seen in front, as far as I can tell, anything that increases our odds of telling folks behind us
that we are turning, is a good thing. A phone call before I ordered them, would be my first step.
I agree on confirming with a phone call, but the pix show they are visible from both sides. They sure are nifty.





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