- Triumph Bonneville
- Triumph Thruxton
- Triumph Scrambler
- Phillips head screwdriver
- 5mm Allen wrench
- 6mm Allen wrench
- Air compressor (optional)
Total time the job takes:
- 30 minutes
You must first remove the controls from the handlebars. It is easiest to move from the clutch side of the handlebar to the brake side.
After removing the bar ends, use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the left hand switch housing from the handlebars.
Note: There is an index on the throttle clamps that goes into the dimples on the stock handlebars. You will need to dimple your new handlebars in order to most securely install your controls to your new handlebar.
Use a 5mm Allen wrench to remove the control clamps.
Tip: Support the clutch perch with one of your hands so that you don’t scratch the handlebar.
Use an air compressor to remove the grips from the handlebar. If you don’t have an air compressor, rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer will work too. DO NOT USE GASOLINE, BECAUSE IT WILL DAMAGE YOUR GRIPS.
Use a 5mm Allen wrench to remove the control clamp holding the brake perch.
WARNING: DO NOT SQUEEZE THE BRAKE LEVER AFTER REMOVING THE BRAKE CONTROL CLAMP: YOU WILL GET AIR INTO YOUR BRAKE LINES. KEEP THE FLUID RESERVOIR UPRIGHT.
Use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove two screws securing the right hand signal housing.
Tip: Notice the pin on the right hand signal housing that goes into the stock dimple. You will have to dimple your new handlebars for best installation results.
You have to remove your handlebar before you can remove your throttle tube.
Begin removing your handlebars by using a 6mm Allen wrench to remove the bolts securing the handlebar risers. Remove the screws from the risers using the star method. Support the handlebar when removing the last screw so that it doesn’t fall.
Lift the handlebar out of the risers with one hand and support the throttle tube with the other. Pull the throttle tube off the handlebar.
IMPORTANT: NOTE THE WAY THAT THE THROTTLE ACTUATOR TUBE ENGAGES WITH THE THROTTLE HOUSING. IT MUST BE REINSTALLED CORRECTLY FOR THE THROTTLE TO OPERATE PROPERLY.
Your handlebars have been successfully removed! If you need help installing a new set of handlebars, please see our guide on how to install a new set of handlebars on our site's Resource Center!