Originally Posted by WRoberts
I just installed the Heli-Bar Spacer in my `06 GT this weekend. It makes a big difference. To answer your dilemma, the nuts on the inside of the Black Plastic are lock nuts. You must use a Torx bit on the bolt end and a socket on the lock nut to break it loose. Once you take off the lock nut the bolt comes right out. If you wait until your Heli-Bar kit arrives, it comes with a complete set of instructions. Now I need to find the peg lowering kit.
Take care and good luck,
Thanks for the info, you are indeed correct in your instructions.
Once I received the adaptor and read the instructions, I was fairly confident when I put a wrench on the safety lock nut while holding the adjusting bolt with a torx drive. Came off without a hitch.
Installed the peg lowering units on Friday night, and rode a mellow day trip with my riding buddy on Saturday, 320 miles (just an aside - 11,000 miles on the Grey Ghost at this date). The adaptor brings the bars back so I can lean back and still guide the Ghost when I want to relax, and the lowering kit extends my legs. One caveat - plan to adjust the shift lever - YMMV. I now need specific instructions on how to lower the shift lever. Any feedback will help, as usual.
The only other revelation came when my SO asked me what else I had planned for the Ghost. I explained that I hadn't done that much, then did a mental inventory (big mistake) - Cee Bailey shield, Heli-Bar adaptor, Rick Mayer seat, peg lowering kit, 2 sets of tires, powerlock rewiring cable, clear plastic protector sheet on tank - uh oh........
Have I mentioned there's something wrong with me?