Originally Posted by DallasKRSRider
I bought Throttlemeister bar ends for my 02 KRS, used, and they arrived with no instructions or spacers. I have heated grips and have no idea what is inside the grip once I cut out the end. I was told these bar ends came off of an RS with heated grips, but who knows, and I don't know if I have the right internal connectors. I could really use a set of instructions or a step by step procedure before I go and F*&K up my heated grips.
These are the parts I received, look at the screw heads.
I installed a set. Don't have the instructions anymore though. But listen very carefully. Installation is not a problem if you take heed.
1. The throttle side of these have a notch cut out of the side of the cylinder that'll allow you straddle the heating grip wire when installing.
2. The precaution is NOT to allow that cylinder squeeze-clamp to 'TURN' while your tightening the allen screw. (I forgot about this when I removed one or so of the spacers after the grip wore down that the throttle lock had lost its locking ability where vibration decreased the locking effect for any length of time. I cut through the single heating connection wire.. when the cylinder turned shearing the wire. I believe "fasteddieb" had a similar experience, if I remember correctly).
3. The assembly came with different thickness spacers (washers) to allow the right loose to tight ratio, if you know what I mean. You'll have to find some or make some to have it work for you.
4. With regard to #2, you'll need to hold very tightly the end of the Throttlemeister nob opposed to the way you're tightening that allen screw, 'MAKING SURE' that the inner cylinder doesn't turn while the squeeze clamp does its job and NOT cut through that grip's single heating wire.
5. Only cut enough rubber away at the end of the throttle side bar to allow that cylinder to slide into the bar. The rubber left on the end is your friction point circumference.
6. Take my word for it, it sux not having heated grips as winter approaches.