Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Northern Virgina, USA
I did not install my bars, but will say that I went outside, sat on the bike and gave it a few good tugs. Mine are solid as a rock and do not move at all. While it may not pose any danger, who knows what damage could be done over time, so I'd check with the dealership regarding the bushings others have already mentioned.
On the same lines...the handlebar sits into pins, that locks them into one position. I'd like to rotate my apes an inch or so towards me. The pins prevent this. I'm giving thought to either grinding down the pins all-together, or adding another set of holes for the pins to go into. In reality, I think the pins are a bit of "lawyerly over-engineering" and are not necessary. My Harley has apes with no pins, and I've never had an issue. I checked with a (speed) shop who agrees, so either way I go, I feel pretty good with the choice.