I replaced the stock bushings on my 15RGS when i went with 12" bars. The new polyurethane bushings were huge compared to the thin wimpy stock ones i removed. I attached a pic of
the thin stock HD bushing i removed. It does not compare to the aftermarket ones.
After recently doing mine (went from 13" bars to 16" bars) I'd say that for the time and money it's not a necessity unless you go taller than 14". I had the stock bushings with my 13" Road 6 Custom bars for a year and 1/2. Never had any problems, gripes or complaints. I am glad that I changed them out for my 16" bars though.
A word of advice, if you decide to swap them out have a buddy come over and help. Having an extra set of hands was a god send when I did mine.
I was thinking about how many handlebar threads are started here. Post a good photo of your bike and write the name of handlebars you're using. I have stock bars so I can't play but I'd love to see my choices.
I just wanted to post this for someone that had commented on my prototype chrome engine guard. TA-DA. It worked well so I hacked up the stock black unit. And I wanted to play with this new site. Enjoy the day all......
14" KST Pathfinder install
Or, where have you been all my life, 14" apes?
I'm getting old. I have minor stenosis in a few of my cervical vertebrae, which - if I don't keep my posture just so - causes tingling and numbness in my left arm. I'm broken down too. I had a microdiscectomy...
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