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    Don't Throw Away Stock Handlebars

    Going through my phone to clear out old pictures and came across a few...

    Anyone who runs stock Yamaha handlebars on a B1, SJ, old WR3, etc...has probably learned that the OEM grips are silly narrow, unless you have tiny hands (I don't, lol), and the bars are too narrow to install grips like the ever popular ODI Rogues.

    Yeah, the obvious suggestion is to just spend the $$ and get some aftermarket bars. But what if you have piles of OEM bars from part-out couches and spare time ??

    Well, you can actually cut an inch off both sides of OEM bars to use as extension donors for another set of OEM bars, so you can easily install ODIs.

    The pictures in this example show B1 bars installed on the 650 raffle Jammer I built a few years ago for the Jet Blast freeride. These widened B1 bars with ODIs were a huge improvement over the stock Jammer bars...and they were cheap/free to make.

    Pictures coming.
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    Re: Don't Throw Away Stock Handlebars

    Cut off pieces from donor OEM bars.

    Thread in the end plug is M5.


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    Re: Don't Throw Away Stock Handlebars

    Installing them is as simple as threading an M5 bolt inside and through the cut off ends and then into the threaded hole of the OEM bars you are widening.

    I suggest a layer of JB weld in between the extension and the bar and also on the threads...or some red loctite on the threads.


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    Re: Don't Throw Away Stock Handlebars

    Final result on the raffle Jammer.
    I did the same thing on my old WR3 years ago when adding ODIs to make it more comfortable when taking the kids/grandkids tubing all day.



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    Re: Don't Throw Away Stock Handlebars

    Looks like these cut offs were made 3/4" long.
    Think I have also done some at 1".
    Regardless, if you remove the old grips then measure what you have on the bars, then measure the wider grips you plan to install...well, then you can determine how long to make your extensions.
    Simple and easy.


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    Re: Don't Throw Away Stock Handlebars

    Thanks for the tip!
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    Re: Don't Throw Away Stock Handlebars

    Good Tip!

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