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changing bars should i do anything?

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I bent my bars pretty bad last year(over an inch back and down a bit) and am getting the bike really ready for this year so besides doing the teflon tape under the lever perches what else should i do? do i need to adjust the clamps in any way? could i put teflon tape under the throttle tube to make it smother? anything that i should look for damage wise?

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I would definitely NOT put teflon tape under the throttle tube. It would eventually tear and wad up and make twisting the throttle very difficult, if u have and aluminum tube a little grease is ok but for a standard plastic tube I wouldn't put anything under it.

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Check all the places that it mounts to where there can be pressure points and such. Look for stress cracks or tares. Also I would check your levers for the perch to be bent possibly.

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I put copper anti-sieze on all of the bolts. My son didn't and broke one of the top clamp bolts.:thumbsup:

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