Installation instructions: 7-10-2009
This is a two person job (4 hands). You will need padding
to protect the gas tank bodywork. Two thick bath towels will
do. Torx tools are required to do anything on the new BMWs.
A 6mm Allen is needed for our bolts. The kit includes two
M8x35 bolts, two 6mm button head bolts, two stainless
washers and two aluminum adapters.
On the back side of the handlebars is a black plastic cover
held on by two Torx screws. There are two fragile plastic
fingers on the front side of the cover that help guide it
into position during assembly. Remove this cover to gain
access to the hardware that holds the bars to the steering
On both the left and right side of the steering head top
plate there are two metal tabs that hold wiring in place. To
move the handlebar to a new position the wires must be
removed from behind the tabs to provide enough slack. A
little wiggling can usually get the wires free from the
The handlebar attachment bolts thread into "T" nuts that
fit in a slot in the back surface of the handlebar. This "T"
nut and Torx bolt will be reused, but the cap nut, spring
and folded sheet metal plate will NOT be used.
Remove the cap nut using a 13mm wrench or socket.
Loosen the M8 Torx bolts. The "T" nut and other hardware
will fall free as you remove the M8 bolts.
The spring can easily fall into the bodywork and be lost
forever, try to avoid this.
Let the HB rest on the padding.
First attach our adapters to the top plate using our
M8 Allen head bolts together with the BMW factory
washers. See the picture at right.
Tighten to 20 Newton meters or 15 -16 foot pounds.
There are five possible positions to fit the upper
handlebar to the adapters. The highest will give
approximately 1.5" diagonally up and back (45 degrees) from
the factory position.
Attach the HB to the adapters using the BMW factory 8 x
45mm Torx head bolts and our flat washers.
Note in the picture that the "T" Nut is reversed and the
other parts are not used.
This arrangement maximizes the contact area between the
handlebar and adapter for maximum strength.
The clutch hydraulic hose is tie wrapped to a tab on the
right side of the inner fairing panel. The tie wrap must be
removed to provide enough slack in the hose to turn full
Use the included slippery black spiral wrap on the brake
hose where it touches the steering plate.
Optional: Tie wraps can be used to secure the wiring to the
metal tabs in a manner that will allow turning full lock
without binding. Radio Shack spiral wrap may also be useful
here as well.
Check throttle cables, wiring, brake and clutch hoses to
make sure they do not bind at full lock left and right.
The two M6 button head bolts are provided for you to attach