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I made my 1200S DVT a little more “mine” this weekend. I removed the handguards, added Motogadget m-blaze bar end indicators and CRG Arrow mirrors. I’ve had the parts for a few weeks, but have been delaying the project because I thought it was going to be more difficult than it actually was. The most tedious part of the whole operation was sliding the grips and controls down about a half inch on each side to allow the CRG mirrors to clamp to the bar ends. I ended up cutting the handguards where the integrated reservoir brackets are, then found an auto body paint pen that matches the silver color almost perfectly. I also found some plastic auto body interior panel plugs that I plugged the factory mirror mount holes with.
The CRG Arrow mirrors are smaller than the factory mirrors but have way less vibration at higher speeds. The Motogadget indicators are very bright. Overall, I’m happy with the look and function of this mod.



 

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Looks great. I'm about to tackle something similar. I'm doing a dry run so to speak prior to selecting which bar ends and indicators, and the left hand switch is giving me fits. Like I'm going to tell my wife I love her, or kick my dog fits.

Ive taken off the bottom cover plate to the switch assembly and tried somewhat firmly to lever the top cover plate away to expose a set screw, lever any existing potential plastic tabs that fit into bar grooves and also looked inside the bar for any clues.

Can't find any videos or online schematics.
 

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How did the air flow over the grips change? The hand guards seem to funnel air over and down on my hands, hate it in the winter even with heated grips and winter gloves. Wondering if a change like this might make the air flow smoother less directed to the grip area.
 

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Looks great. I'm about to tackle something similar. I'm doing a dry run so to speak prior to selecting which bar ends and indicators, and the left hand switch is giving me fits. Like I'm going to tell my wife I love her, or kick my dog fits.

Ive taken off the bottom cover plate to the switch assembly and tried somewhat firmly to lever the top cover plate away to expose a set screw, lever any existing potential plastic tabs that fit into bar grooves and also looked inside the bar for any clues.

Can't find any videos or online schematics.
After removing the grip you should see a small hole. You need to insert a special tool to depress a springloaded plastic clip. I had no idea where to find this special tool, so I just cut a small sliver of 1/8" aluminum flat bar about 5" long. I inserted the aluminum piece into the hole and lightly tapped it until it depressed the plastic piece and I was able to slide the switch assembly off.
Here's a couple pics from repair manual.


 

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Awesome, did some fab on a beat up regular screwdriver with a torch, table vice and grinder. Worked slick and thanks for the write up. Ducati annoyingly loves to keep their mechanically inclined riders in the dark.
 

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How did the air flow over the grips change? The hand guards seem to funnel air over and down on my hands, hate it in the winter even with heated grips and winter gloves. Wondering if a change like this might make the air flow smoother less directed to the grip area.
As you would probably expect, the airflow now hits my hands straight on, to my fingers/knuckles. I don't ride too much in the cold, but when I do I wear goretex gloves which do a better job of blocking the wind, versus the perforated leather gloves I normally wear. I personally have no regrets removing the handguards.
 
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