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I am changing handlebars on an 06 sportster 883

I need to know if there are basic instructions as to the removal of the throttle and clutch and re install on new bars...

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Just keep up with all your parts, take pictures to make it easier.the cable holders need to be removed with a bit of care to make suure they will stay on the new bar. Don't remove more than you have to.Make sure the new bar is not to low or to high when you lock it down as it will make a change in your reach for steering control.

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2.) A significant kink in the routing of the cables. Look under tank if adjustment per the above does not correct the issue.

3.) Finally, I make mention of this just so that nothing is left to assumption. There is an adjustment under the throttle wick at the handlebar. It is a small turn wheel that is usually held in place by a c-clip to keep it from falling out. Though not often, it does occasionally happen that this c-clip falls out and sometimes may penetrate the plastic bushing that resides between the tension screw and the the throttle grip.

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