Handlebar Switch Spacer - Wrist Twisters
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post #1 of 8 Old 10-06-2019, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Handlebar Switch Spacer

I just picked-up a 2007 919 and it came with aftermarket grips.

I replaced the aftermarket grips with OEM but now there is a 1/4" space between the left bar-end weight and the end of the left (clutch-side) grip. The service manual mentions a "handlebar switch spacer" that would probably take care of this issue, but this spacer is not listed on any of the parts illustrations on RevZilla, PartZilla, BikeBandit, CheapCycleParts, etc.

Does anyone have the P/N for this "handlebar switch spacer"?
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-06-2019, 04:06 PM
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This may or may not help, but when you put OEM type grips on, it's possible to "scrunch" them up a bit. Maybe try to stretch the grip back out.

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post #3 of 8 Old 10-06-2019, 07:32 PM
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The "spacer" is part of the control pod itself & sits pretty much flush with the side of the switch. It would be obvious if it was missing--the switch would not look right & be loose on the grip side. Maybe someone removed the nub from the pod for aftermarket bars once upon a time & the switch is moved in a bit?

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post #4 of 8 Old 10-07-2019, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback! After looking at things again, I think I might have "scrunched up" the left handgrip when I installed it. I just ordered another OEM replacement grip and will install it upon receipt, although I'm not looking forward to cleaning the handgrip cement off the handlebar again

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post #5 of 8 Old 10-07-2019, 02:53 PM
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Trip, what I do when changing open end grips is Take a wire coat hanger, cut the long end, the bottom of the triangle and cut a piece about 10 inches long. Chuck that into your drill. Round off the tip with some sandpaper or grinder. Turn your drill on slow. Now work that rotating wire under your grip. It'll spin around the grip slowly. Don't get aggressive. Let it work. Then start working the grip off. Good luck.

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post #6 of 8 Old 10-07-2019, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Sniper-x: great suggestion! I might even be able to reuse the grip that I am removing

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post #7 of 8 Old 10-07-2019, 03:09 PM
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I changed grips recently and just used compressed air. Put the blower nozzle right up against grip and blew. It floated off. Floated new grip on like that too.
But there was no cement.
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-07-2019, 04:09 PM
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+1 on the compressed air.

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