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 top plate.
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 tabs.
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
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
Tighten to 20 Newton meters or 15 -16 foot
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
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
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 lock left.
Use the included slippery black spiral wrap on
the brake hose where it touches the steering
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 accessories.