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What Is That Adjustment On the Left Grip? 2 weeks 4 days ago #27457

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Factory black-painted handlebars? I'm no expert, but I assumed they were all chromed.

I guess an good inference could be drawn from the inside end of the location/ground screw. If it is in fact sharply pointed, that would suggest that it was designed to either 1) serve both functions, or 2) be primarily a ground screw by piercing whatever non-conductive coating might be applied to the bars.

But if it's just a locator, why make it finely-adjustable instead of a cheaper cast-in peg like on the throttle side? That does suggest it's main function was as a ground connection.

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What Is That Adjustment On the Left Grip? 2 weeks 4 days ago #27459

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That's the reason only the left side is grounded with the pointy screw.....for the turn signal cancel solenoid. The right has return wires, going to the harness for the Start and Kill switch.
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What Is That Adjustment On the Left Grip? 2 weeks 4 days ago #27460

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Valid points indeed.................

...........but I just find it very hard to believe if it was for that purpose it would not be mentioned in the workshop manual and not just as a location screw ??

I guess we will never know and nobody can prove otherwise, as the switch functions perfectly well without it !

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