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Author Topic: 2015 S - Accident and Parts  (Read 597 times)

TfuRdr15

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2015 S - Accident and Parts
« on: December 31, 2015, 12:12:26 AM »

I was hit on my Zero S by a car changing lanes without signalling/checking blind spots yesterday.   >:(  I escaped with a bruised ankle, but the right side handlebar on the bike was bent so I'd like to replace the bar and the throttle grip. 

Any recommendations for third party handlebars and throttle grips for the Zero S?  I'd be open to more dual sport style bars that let me sit more upright.  Thanks!
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Re: 2015 S - Accident and Parts
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2015, 12:21:36 AM »

Ouch!

Check this thread regarding throttle....the Zero S should be very similar with regard to the throttle.

Domino Throttle Installation
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Re: 2015 S - Accident and Parts
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2015, 12:23:02 AM »

If you are just looking for grips and don't want to replace the throttle, I put Oxford Heaterz on mine and they work great.
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Re: 2015 S - Accident and Parts
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2015, 03:04:06 AM »

If you are just looking for grips and don't want to replace the throttle, I put Oxford Heaterz on mine and they work great.

Thanks.  Yes, I did just mean the grips.  What model of the Oxford's did you use? 
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Re: 2015 S - Accident and Parts
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2015, 03:08:20 AM »

Glad to hear you're OK !

These bars have quite a choice in bends:

Pro Taper Contour bars

If your bike has removable risers, I'd definitely give them and their bolts a quick check for tweaking and/or looseness, along with the entire fork/wheel assembly.  Also, a fall hard enough to bend the bars visibly may also have bent them invisibly inside the throttle tube, which may have loosened it up inside even though the tube itself's not cracked (if it's a Magura as it looks like, the tube should have little play relative to the housing with the throttle off the bars).  The Domino throttle upgrade mentioned is a great idea IMO - I've been real happy with mine.

As with my bars (Contour Raptors), I don't know if the MX-style grips I'm using now would work for you - they're Renthal G094 (full waffle. hard compound).  I really like how the Renthals' sharp edges remain easy to grip even when my arms are tired, and also that they don't slip at all on either the bars or throttle tube.

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Re: 2015 S - Accident and Parts
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2015, 03:38:44 AM »

If you are just looking for grips and don't want to replace the throttle, I put Oxford Heaterz on mine and they work great.

Thanks.  Yes, I did just mean the grips.  What model of the Oxford's did you use?

Oxford Heaterz Premium Sport

http://www.amazon.com/Oxford-OF692Z-Heaterz-Premium-Handlebar/dp/B009T48F6E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1451511402&sr=8-3&keywords=oxford+heaterz
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Re: 2015 S - Accident and Parts
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2015, 07:10:59 AM »

Glad to hear you're OK !

These bars have quite a choice in bends:

Pro Taper Contour bars

If your bike has removable risers, I'd definitely give them and their bolts a quick check for tweaking and/or looseness, along with the entire fork/wheel assembly.  Also, a fall hard enough to bend the bars visibly may also have bent them invisibly inside the throttle tube, which may have loosened it up inside even though the tube itself's not cracked (if it's a Magura as it looks like, the tube should have little play relative to the housing with the throttle off the bars).  The Domino throttle upgrade mentioned is a great idea IMO - I've been real happy with mine.

As with my bars (Contour Raptors), I don't know if the MX-style grips I'm using now would work for you - they're Renthal G094 (full waffle. hard compound).  I really like how the Renthals' sharp edges remain easy to grip even when my arms are tired, and also that they don't slip at all on either the bars or throttle tube.

Ray

Thanks! Any suggestions on which bend to order on the Pro-Taper's?  All the choices have my mind spinning. 
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Re: 2015 S - Accident and Parts
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2016, 08:28:38 AM »

Do you know what the measurements of your current bars are?  I can't really tell from the Zero photos. It looks like the bars tilt slightly forward from vertical before angling back?

Ray
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