I'm getting all the silver handlebar stuff powder coated satin black. If you need to remove the top triple clamp, these bolts have to come out, since they not only hold the key switch, they also secure the wiring bracket that holds/routes everything coming off the bars. These are usually called breakaway bolts...there is a hex nut formed on top of the cone, and when torqued, the hex nut breaks off, leaving the conical shape with no way to remove it...well there is one way
Need to drill a hole in the side of the bolt head, then use a punch to hopefully unscrew it:
Looking fwd to seeing it completed. Excellent write up!!
Thanks, could have gone into more detail on initial part removal, but basically everything needs to come off the handlebar, then gently remove the plastic clamps holding the wiring onto the bracket(leave clamps on the wires, just work clamps out of bracket holes). I removed the windscreen to get a bit more room to work. Parts should be ready this afternoon, so hopefully later today I'll get this finished.
Thanks guys, still have to do the lower triple clamp, but I need to fabricate an upper engine mount cradle so I can remove the front Pitbull stand. That fab thread will hopefully start in a month or so.