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For Sale - Polyurethane handlebar bushing kits

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by B_Crabaugh, May 6, 2019.

  1. B_Crabaugh

    B_Crabaugh XS650 Addict

    After much trial, error, and research I have found a great solution for our ongoing dilemma of worn-out, squishy handlebar bushings, without going to expensive solid metal.

    Each kit includes:
    - Four top-quality polyurethane bushings
    - Two steel inner sleeves
    - Four nylon washers
    - Two stainless steel fender washers
    - Two stainless steel split-lock washers
    - Two stainless steel nuts
    - Two stainless steel clips

    This setup is a perfect fit and provides ample vibration damping and is extremely durable.

    This kit will fit all XS models from ‘77-‘83





    Processing time is currently 1 week.

    Price is $40 shipped in the US and $50 internationally.

    PM for purchase.

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: May 10, 2019
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  2. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Bookmarked. Not ordering yet, but I will be.
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  3. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That is a very nice, well thought out, professional looking set up. Well done!
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  4. B_Crabaugh

    B_Crabaugh XS650 Addict

    means a lot coming from the Mailman! Thanks!
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  5. Sparkyduc

    Sparkyduc XS650 Enthusiast

    Will these fit an XS2?
  6. B_Crabaugh

    B_Crabaugh XS650 Addict

    I believe so. Are you able to measure the outside diameter of your stock bushings? That’ll give us the answer.
  7. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Would you happen to know the durometer rating of the bushings?
  8. B_Crabaugh

    B_Crabaugh XS650 Addict

    79A durometer, good sir.
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  9. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Ooooooh, that's a good rating...
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  10. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    '70 XS1 and early '71 XS1B used (4) unique 256-23434-00 conical bushings.
    Late '71 XS1B to '76 XS650C used (4) 256-23434-01 straight wall bushings.
    '77-'78 used (4) slightly different 1J7-23434-00 straight wall bushings.
    '79-'83 used (4) 1T4-23434-00 straight wall bushings.

    I have NO dimensional info on these bushings.
    Which set does your offering replace?
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2019
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  11. B_Crabaugh

    B_Crabaugh XS650 Addict

    These fit ‘79- ‘83, but may work on earlier models. I’m hoping to fit them in other triple trees soon. I will update with the new info. Thanks for that!
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  12. B_Crabaugh

    B_Crabaugh XS650 Addict

    I can confirm that these fit ‘77-‘78 as well!
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  13. B_Crabaugh

    B_Crabaugh XS650 Addict

  14. B_Crabaugh

    B_Crabaugh XS650 Addict

    3 kits sold so far! Excited to see them installed! Thank you!
  15. Tim Meaders

    Tim Meaders Not another Old man on an Harley! XS650.com Supporter

    2many, whats a Durometer rating.? Seriously, I've lead a very sheltered life.:thumbsdown:
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  16. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    HHmmmmmm…..Me likey….I can see "The SG" getting some before her next B-day....
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  17. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Haha, a safe place. They know us there.

    Durometer is just a measurement of the hardness/squishyness of rubber stuff.

    You can Google "Durometer scale" and get descriptions like this. The Shore "A" is the most common scale.

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  18. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    My bushing set just arrived.

    Appear to be high quality.
    They seem to have just the right amount of firmness.

    These will eventually make their way into my XS1B.

    Thanx, Brian
    Mailman, gggGary, B_Crabaugh and 3 others like this.
  19. B_Crabaugh

    B_Crabaugh XS650 Addict

    Woohoo!!! I’m working on the instructions now. I will email a .pdf to anyone that has ordered. It’s fairly self explanitory, but might be helpful
  20. B_Crabaugh

    B_Crabaugh XS650 Addict

    I figured I'd put the instructions here for anyone that wants more info. PM for purchase!


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