Training wheels fitted!
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Eastern Ontario, Canada
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...
2016 FJR 1300A, GPS, bar risers, top case, touring windshield.