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post #1 of 32 Old 07-08-2008, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Want to drill the new bars....

I just picked up some Renthal Ultra Lows, but I don't have the tools that I would need to properly drill them. Thinking about trying to cut the ends down a little too. Anyone got tools in the SoCal area that is willing to help?

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post #2 of 32 Old 07-08-2008, 08:33 PM
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I've got the tools to drill them, Mikey has a special tool to cut them down, although you could just use a hacksaw.

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I'm farther away, But I'm happy to help.

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Thanks guys. It won't be until after July 20th because I go home this Fri and don't come back until then. I probably won't have time to make it up to LA after I get back though. Mike, you going to be available between July 20th and Aug 8th?

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Mostly. I'll be out of town from the 24th thru the 28th though.

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I installed my Renthal bars last week with no special tools. I got a pipe cutter for $15 at any hardware store. As for the holes I used the drill I have home with the right size drill bit.

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Mostly. I'll be out of town from the 24th thru the 28th though.
You going to be busy on August 2nd?

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I installed my Renthal bars last week with no special tools. I got a pipe cutter for $15 at any hardware store. As for the holes I used the drill I have home with the right size drill bit.
I am not confident in my permanent mechanical modification skills. Electrical no problem.

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What time would be good for you Saturday morning?

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Around 8am good then?

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Sure.

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Ha.


If you want to come down you're more than welcome.
But you'll have to bring the "super special, quick & dirty, patent,one of a kind Bar jig" with you.


Hmmmmm...I was thinking maybe Palomar Mtn after...you know, to give darkace some time to shake down the new bars...

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I'd love to. But I just got a reminder that my niece is graduating from interior design school on Saturday.

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Not this Saturday, the next, August 2nd.

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Ok then. I'll be there.

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Sounds like a plan. I'll buy breakfast or lunch whichever we choose.

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Crap again!
My reminder just popped up.
I'll be at skinner that weekend.

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That is okay. I have a little hurdle to get over...my seat won't be back from Spencers until August 4th. I can no seat it to Mike's, but unless I can find a cheap seat to buy or one to borrow for a little bit...Palomar might be a little hard without a seat.

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Crap again!
My reminder just popped up.
I'll be at skinner that weekend.
You're just too popular!

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That is okay. I have a little hurdle to get over...my seat won't be back from Spencers until August 4th. I can no seat it to Mike's, but unless I can find a cheap seat to buy or one to borrow for a little bit...Palomar might be a little hard without a seat.
Ooops. When are you leaving for your trip? We could take care of this one night during the week. I'd hate to ride all the way from IB to Escondido with no seat.

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Ooops. When are you leaving for your trip? We could take care of this one night during the week. I'd hate to ride all the way from IB to Escondido with no seat.
August 9th or 10th. I could always go out and buy a black pillow case. Just have to tie it down or remember not to stand. Just imagine the look on a cager's face when they see a pillow fly up from underneath my arse.

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Thanks for all the help Mike. They ride home was awesome. I will get pictures up tomorrow. Just got done finish up my college class.

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You're welcome Brian, anytime. Thanks again for breakfast.

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You're welcome Brian, anytime. Thanks again for breakfast.
No problem. It was the least I could do. Finally got time to take pictures.






My seat was delayed a bit from Spencer's. UPS downs, so he sent me a build it yourself temporary seat. It was great. The comfort was awesome. Let a little more heat through, but that was okay. Lowered me down a few inches too. Here is the parts list:

2 size Large black shirts from the rarely worn/work drawer or box
1 extra firm pillow from Target
1 black bungie strap


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very nice........my next mod!

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The bars or the pillow?

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Looks good! You said the bars were the Renthal Ultra Lows, but what are the grips and mirrors? I think bars are my next upgrade. Unless I shell out the money for the Corbin seat...
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Very Nice Brian! Now put some air in the left rear tire of that Ranger.

Hey! Do you want to borrow my stock seat until you get yours?

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Looks good! You said the bars were the Renthal Ultra Lows, but what are the grips and mirrors? I think bars are my next upgrade. Unless I shell out the money for the Corbin seat...
The grips are Pro Grips and the mirrors are CRG lanesplitters 3". I also have the Givi A755 windscreen. Just have it off for a little bit of the full naked feeling again.

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Very Nice Brian! Now put some air in the left rear tire of that Ranger.

Hey! Do you want to borrow my stock seat until you get yours?
I usually fill it up every weekend, but I missed it this last weekend. That is my roomate's truck. I'm taking care of it until he gets back from cruise. It has been fine until last month. I think the valve stem or core went bad. Gonna try replacing the core tomorrow.

I would gladly take you up on the seat offer, but mine is supposed to be back on Wednesday. As long as UPS doesn't delay it again. I'll tell you what though, Spencer's has great customer service. Not too mention the full seat modification was $90. I got to choose shipping specs too. Not bad at all. Can't wait to get it on there tomorrow.

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I had a long procedure typed, but my work connection screwed up. Here is the short and sweet version. After getting a feel for the bar position, put the controls on over a layer of electrical tape. Took the bike for a test ride. Everything was perfect first time round. Used a puch to mark the bars where the tape indents were, drilled the holes, cut an inch off the ends, cleaned them up, installed everything, went to breakfast, and rode home.

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