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Old 01-27-2017, 06:49 PM   #1
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I want to replace the factory bar ends on my 2003 kat I was going to just get new screws and paint the old ones but cant seem to find screws that match tried several places including home depot and Canadian tire. I found these on line it says the do fit but I know we just use a screw the screws into the end of the handle bar. Anyone have any experience with these ones
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Old 01-27-2017, 09:35 PM   #2
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You'll have to mod the bars as the katana has a screw plate in the bar. You may just be able to pull it out or drive it deeper into the bar, I can't remember if it's a welded plate or the grip type. I would reuse the katana end they are heavier and work better to reduce vibration.
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Old 01-27-2017, 09:49 PM   #3
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so probably better to replace the screws then from a dealer?
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I would. I'll pull one and check the screw measurements.
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so what are these for to prevent wooble?
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m6 X 1 tapered head... the length is specific to your application.

Bar ends are to reduce vibration at the bars from engine and road vibration.

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I just ended up stripping the old ones down and repainting them.
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I got the same problem. My Bar ends are rusting and the screws holding them on are seized. I was going to purchase new bar ends until I read this post. I guess I'll refinish mine while on the bike. Riding season starts here in just a couple of weeks and have other stuff on my list before riding it as my daily.


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You'll have to mod the bars as the katana has a screw plate in the bar. You may just be able to pull it out or drive it deeper into the bar, I can't remember if it's a welded plate or the grip type. I would reuse the katana end they are heavier and work better to reduce vibration.
It is a welded plate.
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