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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-25-2020, 10:21 PM
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I can't remember now, it's been a while, but I do believe I slid the throttle cables into the engine bay and re-routed them up again... Sloan's pic looks right.
I never had an issue with the bars turning.
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They are not supposed to have play. Specified torque for helis often isn’t enough. I’m now on another bike and another set of helis, and this set,
like each one I’ve dealt with, required torque over spec to get the bars to stay in place.

Properly routed, the cables aren’t tight at all, regardless of bar position. I’ve had to go back and adjust after an install as well.

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OK, finally got the Helibar kit installed...correctly. It was a relatively simple fix for the issue of a lack of throttle cable slack. The ABS block, which you are supposed to 're-route the throttle cables behind', ( quote from the instructions ), is the correct, and ONLY method to acquire the required slack to prevent cable binding. HOWEVER...getting the cables to go ALL THE WAY IN behind the ABS block is another story, which is not addressed in the supplied instructions or in the not so handy U-Tube video. In my case, I realized, ( mostly by the braille method since it is almost impossible to see clearly in there ), that the cables weren't going ALL THE WAY behind...and so I removed the top screw for the retaining bracket for the ABS block, pried it away from the bike frame a little bit and presto! The 2 throttle cables suddenly slipped in another couple of inches, all that was necessary to provide 'just enough' slack to install the right handlebar correctly, without stretching the cables. Next step is to 'head out on the highway...looking for adventure', and see if the hoped for functionality of the installation is there...
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I didnít have to remove anything to get them re-situates, but thatís exactly what happened with my latest set. Alarmed at first, but was a super easy fix.
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OK, finally got the Helibar kit installed...correctly. It was a relatively simple fix for the issue of a lack of throttle cable slack. The ABS block, which you are supposed to 're-route the throttle cables behind', ( quote from the instructions ), is the correct, and ONLY method to acquire the required slack to prevent cable binding. HOWEVER...getting the cables to go ALL THE WAY IN behind the ABS block is another story, which is not addressed in the supplied instructions or in the not so handy U-Tube video. In my case, I realized, ( mostly by the braille method since it is almost impossible to see clearly in there ), that the cables weren't going ALL THE WAY behind...and so I removed the top screw for the retaining bracket for the ABS block, pried it away from the bike frame a little bit and presto! The 2 throttle cables suddenly slipped in another couple of inches, all that was necessary to provide 'just enough' slack to install the right handlebar correctly, without stretching the cables. Next step is to 'head out on the highway...looking for adventure', and see if the hoped for functionality of the installation is there...

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Watch "Ozarks backroads" video on installing the helibars. He routes his under the triple tree. I did this on my 2012 and I have tons of slack now. Hopes this helps.

https://youtu.be/gHbNqWw6EFE
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