Flexx Handlbars purchased after July 2010 are maintenance free*. If you purchased Flexx Handlebars after July 2010, you do not need to service your bars at all. The current generation of Flexx Handlebars utilize a fiber bushing to prevent the need for any service or maintenance. To check to make sure you have the newer version, quickly remove your crossbars and look for the bushing encompassing the pivot pin.
*Extreme riding conditions may cause the fiber bushing to wear over time, bushing kits are available to purchase to bring your Flexx Handlebars back to new condition. Contact us for more details
Flexx Handlebars pre-July 2010 require regular maintenance. If you're like most people and use a pressure washer to clean your bike or ATV regularly, the Flexx Handlebar pivot pins should routinely checked for proper articulation and serviced if needed. We also offer a free service through our Factory Freshprogram. Also note, lack of maintenance to the pivot is not a cause for warranty.
We also offer our Factory Fresh in-house service program for your Flexx Handlebars that were manufactured prior to July 2010. This service requires you OBTAIN an RA# from us (please contact us for an RA#). Next ship us your bars with the RA# Attn: Factory Fresh. The Factory Fresh service program for Flexx Handlebars is free with the purchase of a Service Kit. The Factory Fresh program consists of disassembling and cleaning your Flexx Handlebars, a thorough servicing of the pivots and reassembly with a Flexx Handlebar Service Kit. The Service Kit consists of new o-rings, clips, bolts, washers, and nuts as well the compression and rebound elastomers of your choice at a cost of $49.95. Please note that this is only a clean and lube job, in no way does this make your handlebar stronger, last longer or take away any prior damage/neglect. If your Flexx Handlebar is damaged/worn in anyway we will inform you of the damage and what your options are. We will not return damaged handlebars to you as it is a safety concern and liability to yourself.
Your handles may have some drag or resistance when the elastomer is removed. The drag is caused by the exacting tolerance required for the Flexx Handlebar to offer the utmost in control and reliability. Flexx Handlebar pivot points are most likely the most exacting tolerance on your entire machine and must be so. Too large of a tolerance will not the yield the precise control you as a rider require to perform at your best. It is not only acceptable but preferred to have some drag on the handles. Each side of every Flexx Handlebar System is measured with a strain gauge to be sure the resistance of each handle is within our tolerance. If your bar rebounds to its present ride height after being compressed you should be good to go. If you have any questions concerning this please contact us. *If your pivot pins are damaged they will need to be replaced. A Pivot Pin kit is an additional $40.
1) Do not mix the pivot pins up. The left pin needs to go back in the left hole, and the right pin in the right hole. We separate our pins and hone our pivot holes to .0001 of an inch. It is crucial to have proper fitment of each pin so there is not front to back play.
2) The second key point is do not strike the pivot pin directly with a hammer, press or any other form of tool. A dowel or punch must be used to protect the pivot pin from "mushrooming". If you do not have a proper dowel or punch to match the pivot pin diameter you can use an old bolt to protect the pin.