This article will go over how to install A-Bars on your bike. Note these instructions are written for if you already have the handlebars mounted on your bike - this installation is much easier if done this way.
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You will need the following tools:
- Flathead Screwdriver
- 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm Allen Keys
- Spray Bottle
- Rubbing Alcohol or dish soap for a lubricant
Take pictures or make note of how all of the components are set up on your handlebars currently - this is important for when you reinstall everything. These components are:
- Control Pad
- Brakes x 2
Loosen some of the components which are close to the handlebars - the control pad, throttle, brakes and shifter. Slide them inwards on the handlebar so the inner edges of the grips are exposed.
Fill your spray bottle with a mixture of dish soap and water or rubbing alcohol. Use the flathead screwdriver to pry the inner edge of the handlebar grip slightly upwards and spray whatever lubricant you have in the bottle between the grips and handlebars.
With some of that lubricant in between the grips and the handlebars you can slowly wiggle them back and forth. If the grips aren't moving off the handlebars any more, lift them up again with the flathead screwdriver, spray in the lubricant and continue wiggling them to remove.
Slide off the control pad, throttle, brakes and shifter. If these are not fully sliding off just loosen the screws a bit more then slide them off. The control pad may not be able to fully slide off until you complete the next step.
Undo the screws on your display so the clamps are fully undone. Take this off of the handlebars.
Undo the 4 bolts on the handlebar plate, pictured below with the 4mm Allen Key. With this removed you can take the handlebars off of the bike.
Clamp in the A-Bar handlebars with the old handlebar plate. You will want to be clamping them at the circled location with the end of the handlebars facing you. Insert each bolt by a few screws in a star pattern, then fully tighten them up in a star pattern as well.
Attach your display with the two clamps and insert the screws to secure it. Fully tighten these screws.
Attach the rest of your hardware - shifter, brakes, throttle and control pad in the orientation that they were all initially attached in. Do not tighten these yet!
Spray your lubricant onto the handlebar ends where the grips will go. Slide them on following the same procedure as you took removing the grips in Step 3.
Align the rest of the components on the handlebars and tighten any bolts up. At this stage you can also adjust the angle of the handlebars by slightly loosening the handlebar plate and angling the bars to your preference. Make sure everything is tight before riding!