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post #1 of 7 Old 03-31-2012, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Renthal UL installation tips ?

Hi guys I just decided to go with Renthal UL on my 919 !!!!

I'm worried about drilling the holes at the right place and would like to drill it right at the same spot as on the oem bar .

Any advice and tips on how you did it will be very welcome!!

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-31-2012, 01:21 PM
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I've installed some renthal highs and lows... neither turned out perfect. I used a caliper and just measured from the end.

Get the bar installed and figure out the angle you want, then mark the hole on the bottom so your switches will line up nice scratch an X and drill.

I goofed up the highs a few times. My set of lows I got in a good spot but decided that I didn't like the angle of the bars so I rotated and redrilled.

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post #3 of 7 Old 03-31-2012, 02:05 PM
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Take your time! Other than that, like speedprotege said. Fit the UL's, get on the bike & make sure they're in the position for you. Measure the locating holes in from the ends on the stock bars. Scribe a small cross, take the bars off, centre punch cross, drill 5.5mm hole. Fit bars, go & enjoy!

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Oh yea, use the correct size bit. I used on that was a bit too big - now the switch wobbles back and forth a little bit.

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I just installed UL's and I concur with everything above.

To mark the hole locations, I put a bit of Sharpie marker near the place I wanted the hole to be, and then put the switch exactly where I wanted it, clamped it down just a bit, and rotated the switch back and forth just a little. This put a mark in the Sharpie ("permanent" marker) that I could easily center-punch and then drill. The marker didn't get into the bar finish at all - I wiped it away with alcohol.

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Thanks !!!

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post #7 of 7 Old 04-02-2012, 06:36 PM
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like everyone stated.... before you drill.. get everything lined up how you want. put the grips and levers on the bars etc etc.

Thats how i did mine.

To mark the holes i ended up using some spray paint into a plastic cup, then used a q tip to paint the lil indexing pins in the control pods, then carefully clamped them down on the bars where i wanted .

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