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 Post subject: Bar-end mirrors for the Vino: easy to cut off grip ends?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:46 pm 
Hi folks,

On my 2014 Metros I've replaced the stock stalk mirrors with bar-ends, which I far prefer.

I'd like to do the same on a 2006 Vino Classic; but unlike the Metro, the handlebar grips/throttle on the Vino cover the ends. Not sure if I really want to risk slicing off the ends of those rubber/plastic/whatever-they-are grips just to get access to the inside of the bar....

Has anyone else tried it?

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 Post subject: Re: Bar-end mirrors for the Vino: easy to cut off grip ends?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:03 am 
Idk about the vino specificaly but it should be the same as most any other grips. I did this on my ruckus. I just poked through the end with a razor knife and then worked my way out. On the throttle side check if your throttle tube is metal or plastic first. If plastic id use the same technique but remove the throttle tube from the bars first. If its metal you will need a hack saw or a drill.

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 Post subject: Re: Bar-end mirrors for the Vino: easy to cut off grip ends?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:27 pm 
make sure before doing any holes
that your throttle side bar doesnt have a plug welded in

my zuma did and what a nightmare that was clearing out

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 Post subject: Re: Bar-end mirrors for the Vino: easy to cut off grip ends?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:15 pm 
Mike155cc wrote:
make sure before doing any holes
that your throttle side bar doesnt have a plug welded in

my zuma did and what a nightmare that was clearing out

Great; thanks for the tip.


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 Post subject: Re: Bar-end mirrors for the Vino: easy to cut off grip ends?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:17 pm 
panZer wrote:
Idk about the vino specificaly but it should be the same as most any other grips. I did this on my ruckus. I just poked through the end with a razor knife and then worked my way out. On the throttle side check if your throttle tube is metal or plastic first. If plastic id use the same technique but remove the throttle tube from the bars first. If its metal you will need a hack saw or a drill.

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I'm such a newb to scoots.... :oops: How do I even remove the throttle grip from the bars? Is it pretty standard across different makes/models? -- just pull on 'em or something?


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 Post subject: Re: Bar-end mirrors for the Vino: easy to cut off grip ends?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:49 pm 
Yea pretty standard. To remove the throttle tube you will need to remove the control on the throttle side. There should be two screws on the bottom remove them the control will split in two. The throttle tube has a collar inside the control also the throttle cable it attached to the tube. You will need to pull some slack of the throttle cable to remove it from the throttle tube.

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 Post subject: Re: Bar-end mirrors for the Vino: easy to cut off grip ends?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:32 pm 
panZer wrote:
Yea pretty standard. To remove the throttle tube you will need to remove the control on the throttle side. There should be two screws on the bottom remove them the control will split in two. The throttle tube has a collar inside the control also the throttle cable it attached to the tube. You will need to pull some slack of the throttle cable to remove it from the throttle tube.

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Awesome. Thanks panZer! That cleared it up for me.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:07 pm 
Your welcome.. And welcome to total ruckus

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