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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-01-2019, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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KST Bar Install-Clutch/Brake Perches?

I'm installing a set of 10" KST Renegade bars. Inside the front halves of the clutch and brake perches, there is a tit that engages into the stock bars that are drilled for it. On the KST's it's not drilled there. Not sure if all the aftermarket bars are this way. Do I need to grind off the tit? Can't see drilling the bars, KST would've done that .
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Yep, grind them off. For me that was the most time consuming part of the install.
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That is why I stayed with F47 they had the slots.

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I’ve installed a number of KST bars at work and I always just stand the clutch and brake perch on end on my toolbox and smack the pin with a punch. 95% of the time, the nub snaps off flush.

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I ground mine off with a dremel.

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Iíve installed a number of KST bars at work and I always just stand the clutch and brake perch on end on my toolbox and smack the pin with a punch. 95% of the time, the nub snaps off flush.


Dang. That would have saved me like 30 minutes.


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Thanks! The dremel tool did the trick. Gives you full adjustment range. Pulled the bar clamp dowel pin too. HD must be using the pins for more efficient assembly. Never seen them on any previous bikes.

For $185 less than Factory 47, removing the pins isn't a big deal.
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I used a screwdriver as a standoff and hit it with a hammer. They break off cleanly. It's quick and easy, really it is.

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Iíve installed a number of KST bars at work and I always just stand the clutch and brake perch on end on my toolbox and smack the pin with a punch. 95% of the time, the nub snaps off flush.
About the same as what I did, took a 1/4 inch chisel, knocked off the pins, and sanded to make look good; although it will never be seen.

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Thanks! The dremel tool did the trick. Gives you full adjustment range. Pulled the bar clamp dowel pin too. HD must be using the pins for more efficient assembly. Never seen them on any previous bikes.

For $185 less than Factory 47, removing the pins isn't a big deal.
Efficiency maybe the end result, but in HD's case it was cost cutting one person assembly versus the need of two on the old road glides.
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We're saying the same thing(cost cutting and efficiency}, streamlining the production process.
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