Discussion in '5th Generation 1998-2001' started by vfrgiving, Apr 2, 2021.
Just for anyone that is curious, I've uploaded the documentation that comes in the kit.
Addendum for '98 and '99 owners. I just completed installing another Hurricane Police handlebar kit on a 1999. The install was no different from the 2000 other than the choke cable. I did not have to completely pull the airbox. I just removed the top, the filter, the 4 intake stacks inside, the bracket stay screw at the front (gold), released the 1 - 4 tubes on the sides, and the big rear breather tube. This allowed me to lift the airbox enough to gain access to the choke cable. I ran the new cable until I got the end sticking out the left side of the throttle bodies. I then straightened out a coat hanger and fished it through the path the old cable had taken through the throttle bodies. I then used some electrical tape on the end of the new choke cable and taped it to the end of the coat hanger. I then just pulled the coat hanger out to the right side of the bike.
Hi Thanks for the post
Should be doing mine in a couple of weeks 99 model
Here's the line routing I went with for the 99. The front brake lines are easy, I even reused the rubber insert and clamp near the horn to secure one of them. You'll know which one I'm talking about when you go to pull the front hose assembly off. It's the clamp that has to be unbolted and retains two hoses.
What torque setting did you use for the fork clamps please
I used an Allen key and tightened the clamp bolts to the German torque spec.
If you want to do it the proper way, I'm pretty sure that's a metric bolt torque chart on one of the .pdfs I uploaded above. I believe the clamp bolts are M8, which Hurricane has at 22 NM. That's around 16 ft-lbs. You can always pull one and check the size to be sure.
Hi so completed the conversion ..all really straight forward apart from the choke cable ...oh for small hands ... riding position reminds me of a Pan European
I had a few years ago ...Thought there would be more wind noise but not at all
will post some photos later
Big thanks to VFRgiving a complete star
So this is a quick photo will upload a few more later
Mirror extender spacers seem like a really good idea with the police kit installed. I'm going to have to look into that.
Hi so this is the sitting position I have a sargent seat peg lowering kit and ST1100 foot pegs
How far down do you have the handlebar swiveled towards you? I've got mine set so at full lock the inner edge of the grips nearest the controls is about 2-1/4" away from the tank when measured from the camera's perspective in the following photos.
3 inch measured in the same way
Hi so done a few miles on the VFR with the bar conversion thoughts .... best thing since the MOFSET regulator conversion so much more comfortable to ride and now making excuses to get out on it ... so anyone thinking about doing it .... stop thinking and do it especially if like me you are getting on a bit and have an iffy back
Again big thanks to VFRgiving
Imagine pulling a day shift hunched over with the civilian version clip-on bars. That would hurt after a few hours.
(there's a 5th gen in about half of the clips in this video)
There is nothing new as far as information goes, but I put up a little review of the handlebar kit. So if the first post is a little too TLDR, this might be easier to digest.
Hi I agree with everything here ...so much more comfortable (especially if you suffer with a bad back) and the lower foot pegs also help
I fitted mirror extenders that give a fantastic view or what`s behind
I will say fitting the choke cable is a bit of a faff but take your time
Also agree with the comments about taking it easy for the first few rides not as much weight on the bars so throttle response is lighter
Can`t recommend this conversion highly enough if you suffer with a bad back I now have all day comfort Sargent seat helps too
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