Created: August 27, 2021
[0:00] Oh, hey there! Do you like having your machine banged up? We sure don’t—that’s why SuperATV came up with these Heavy-Duty Nerf Bars for the Kawasaki MULE PRO-FXT. Today we’ll show you how super easy they are to install. Let’s get to it.
First, we need to get a drill bit that’s big enough to fit our 8mm hardware through the frame. The frame has about a 6mm hole that we’ll be drilling out to 8mm. The easiest way to do this is to lay the drill bit down here. We can see that will be big enough.
[1:02] This first hole on the driver’s side is threaded and we’ll be using a self-tapper. You don’t want to drill this out big enough to where the screws will go through—just drill it enough to where you can start your self-tapper.
We’ll drill this hole, as well as this hole, out to 8mm.
There are a couple different ways you can do this installation. I prefer to remove the skid plate so I can reach my hands right up in the frame. That makes it easy to start my hardware.
If you don’t want to remove your skid plate, you can get to the inside of the machine by removing your seats and reaching down. But like I said, I personally think it’s a little easier to do it this way.
[1:50] Now our holes are drilled. Like I said, we’ll install the nerf bars by removing the skid plate. That way I can reach back here and start my hardware.
I’m going to start with the front portion of the nerf bar. I’ll take my hardware that’s provided in the kit—that’ll be the non-self-tapping bolt. Drop it through the hole so that it sticks out.
Then, we’ll take one of our spacers and slide it on. Slide this bolt right through the frame, then come back over to this side. We’re going to start our nut and then take a self-tapping bolt and a spacer from the kit. Come up here to the front hole and slide the hardware through.
[2:56] Next, install the spacer. Then we’ll flip this up and line it up. Start the self-tapping bolt but don’t tighten it yet because we still don’t have the rear portion on. We can still manipulate it a bit if needed.
Now, we’re going to grab our hardware for the rear portion of the nerf bar. Again, I like to start with the center bolt. Drop that through and then grab a spacer and slide it on. Line the nerf bar up and start one of the nuts.
It’ll lay there like this for now. Then we’ll repeat the exact same steps, but this time we’ll be using the threaded bolts, not the self-tappers, for these three holes.
[4:03] Slide our spacer through. Now that all of our hardware is started, I like to remove the hardware from this piece. Then we’ll couple the nerf bars together and fully tighten all hardware.
Take the lower portion of the clamp and line it up. Then pull the nerf bars together here. Start the hardware and the clamp, then we’ll start running it down.
[5:13] After that, we’re going to fully tighten this hardware. Take the end cap and the biggest Allen you can find in the kit. Thread it into the end of the nerf bar.
The installation procedure on this side will be identical to the opposite side, minus the hardware. So for these first two holes, we’ll use our self-tapping screws. For the second two sets of holes, you’ll use the threaded screws with Nyloc nuts. On the farthest hole, we’ll use a self-tapper.
[6:03] Once your nerf bars are installed and the hardware is fully tightened, that’s all there is to installing SuperATV’s Heavy-Duty Nerf Bars on this Kawasaki MULE PRO-FXT. Check us out online to pick up your nerf bars today! Thanks for watching and we’ll catch you on the next one.