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post #1 of 16 Old 11-05-2012, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Damned nut!!!!

Ok, I found a Renthal handlebar at a very good price, and I bought it.
Clever me, but after I took the old one out, I found out that I can't unscrew the nuts holding the thingies that the old handlebar clamps to.
No matter how I tried , the damned things won't budge. I'm lifting the whole motorcycle with the rench , but nothing.
Any ideas?
Please dont tell me I have to take the hole triple support off...
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post #2 of 16 Old 11-05-2012, 01:48 PM
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It should come off if you can get a wrench or socket on it. Are your Renthals bigger?

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It's the same size as the original handlebar, but aluminum and it also has a support beam. I can fit it to the original risers, but I also got a new pair of really cool rizoma risers, and I'd really like to put them on.
Really tried with a 14mm socket but I can't unscrew the damned thing.
I tried both , and could'nt unscrew either.
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Use an impact driver.

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Have somebody hold the bike. Use a breaker bar instead of a ratchet or a box end wrench plus a pipe for more leverage.

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Maybe use a little Liquid Wrench and heat or just LW and leave it over night.
Just some thoughts.

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A breaker bar or impact tool would be great , but there is space barely for a 14mm wrench.
I stopped trying this way.
I'm gonna have to take the triple support out. That's the way the service manual suggests changing the risers anyway. In that way, there will be space enough to use some proper tool.
I'll post pics at the end.
Anybody know if the bottom triple support is enough to hold the bikes weight???
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A breaker bar or impact tool would be great , but there is space barely for a 14mm wrench.
I stopped trying this way.
I'm gonna have to take the triple support out. That's the way the service manual suggests changing the risers anyway. In that way, there will be space enough to use some proper tool.
I'll post pics at the end.
Anybody know if the bottom triple support is enough to hold the bikes weight???
It is, but...you will have a much easier time getting the top triple clamp off and back on if you have the bike's weight off the front end.

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Differential expansion - Try heating up the bolt with the tip of a soldering iron.....the bolt will expand more quickly than the surrounding metal in the handlebar clamp, and break loose whatever corrosion has occured....Make sure the bolt is good and hot.

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I'll try the thing with the soldering tip.It's worth a try.
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