Originally Posted by pavemike
Apparently Kawasaki welded about 3" of weight into the ends of the bars? Has anyone mounted guards onto the stock handlebars (and how did you do it), or do you need to purchase aftermarket bars? Forgive my question, I'm a suzuki guy
and I dont have the 250s here infront of me to check it out. Thanks!
Well, I installed Cycra Pro Bend with the U clamp and I wish I had replaced the handlebars, had I known about this.. It's a major PITA to drill through it, I would change the bars in a heartbeat next time, so yes, he's not bs'ing you, changing them out, is a lot easier than drilling through the ends. Oh, and by the time I drilled through, the bars were so hot that they melted the glue holding the grips in place, so I had to replace those too.