Hmmmm... I'm a little lost. What did you mean by "I had to cut off the welded insert in the handle bar?" I understand what you're saying, of course, but where is the welded insert you speak of? I looked through the other posts and read about the welded piece, but I didn't look into it any further.
I took off my bar end, grabbed the bolt out of it, put my Acerbis Dual Hand Guards where the old bar end used to be, and used the original bolt from the original bar end. I tightened the hell out of it and it feels pretty secure, but if you're worried about it moving, grab some Loctite.
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Last edited by Banack; 05-25-2010 at 06:49 PM.