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i just got through putting my handlebars on and man that was the biggest pain in my ass.you guys just wait until you try to put yours on and you will see what i mean. :evil:and i thought my cannondale was a pain. looks like suzuki took decided to take after cannondale .you have to pull off the seat,plastic and gas tank just to get to the sparkplug :evil: i hope i don't foul any plugs.
 

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Please explain ?
 

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first,you have to get bars with a crossbar pad thats high enough so the light console will clear it,(i am using tags with a quad bend for now )also the light console will only fit 7/8 bars.second you have a choke that fits around the bars next to the start and light switches. the way its set up is there is a cable for the choke but it runs through the start switch and then hooks into the choke next to it (stupid) next to get the start switch to fit on the bars you have to grind out a small plastic stub or it won't fit on your after market bars(they put a hole in the stock bars for this small plastic stub to fit into-stupid) you will also need to take your front plastic off to get slack for the cables going to your controls to reach. ""may the force be with you young skywalkers"" :!:
 

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Yami has there spark plugs buried too. At least the ltr plastic looks easier to take off than the yfz ones.
 

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Trail tech makes a clamp for oversized bars that also houses the lights. The clamp is higher than stock set up so you either got to run their bars or a very low profile bar like the Pro Taper universal bend in the contour series. Otherwise cables won't reach. If you run the universal bend you'll be a little under stock height.
 

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Aftermarket Handlebars

I put on my Trailtech bars and a Honda 450r riser. Looks pretty good and the bars work great. The dilemma is if you want to use stock brake lines, you have to choose riser and lowprofile bars or no riser and raised bars. Mine was a pretty easy install, but the twisty throttle, that was another! @*)(#$#@ stock throttle body cover screw! Toss that one away, as it quickly stripped out!

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I didn't have a problem getting the bars on, but I WOULDN'T recomend anyone with aftermarket bars to put them onto your LT-R without a stronger stem...I wrecked this weekend, and totaled my new Tag bars, and bent my stem to a point where it cant be straightened...This also happened to another member of the forum, CernicsRacing.com(Kyle). He also has a bent stem now too. I figured I would just warn you about this problem.
 

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Originally posted by MX41
I didn't have a problem getting the bars on, but I WOULDN'T recomend anyone with aftermarket bars to put them onto your LT-R without a stronger stem...I wrecked this weekend, and totaled my new Tag bars, and bent my stem to a point where it cant be straightened...This also happened to another member of the forum, CernicsRacing.com(Kyle).  He also has a bent stem now too.  I figured I would just warn you about this problem.
uh oh! I just got a Trail tech clamp and protaper bars, but no stem! Maybe Ill be fine till I can get Fuels stem! just got the yoshi rs5 so it set me back for a while, unless.......
 

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how good is the yoshi? I might get one
 
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