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post #21 of 26 Old 07-17-2015, 06:34 PM
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Sometimes you can fish it out with a coat hanger. Otherwise, you take the end off the other bar properly. Then compressed air or a flexible shaft can push out the stuck piece. A plumber's snake does a fine job.
So I took the other end off properly, but now the expander and nut on that side is still in the end of the bar. Are you suggesting I somehow remove that, THEN blow compressed air through?

I tried blowing air through from the "Good" side with the expander and nut in the "Good" side - but not enough air gets through to blow anything out the other end. or maybe the other nut from the "bad" side is stuck in there somewhere.

I just ordered the $5 nut for the "bad" side, and have already gotten the expander bushing out. So when the new nut arrives, I'll pop it in there and see if it holds.

Weird design with this screw holding stuff in a rubber expanding bushing: Looks like if you pulled hard enough on the bar end weight that it would just pull out. Who knows
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that it would just pull out. Who knows
I do - and yes they do sometimes just fall out or droop.

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post #23 of 26 Old 08-04-2015, 08:00 PM
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It happened to me as I wanted to paint the weights and found an easy way of getting to the nut.
I just used the long bolt that holds the weight in place and pushed it in the handle without the weight and managed to catch the nut with it on the first try. I screwed it in a couple of turns and pulled it towards the end of the handle only to unscrew it and then I reinstalled the weight taking care not to push the nut back in the handle all the while screwning the bolt slowly.
That worked great.
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post #24 of 26 Old 08-05-2015, 02:55 PM
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I installed Acerbis multiconcept hand guards yesterday. I'm pretty sure that my (9)s came out. I did have to put an expander in my handle bar end. Now I'm worried that I won't I wont be able to remove the expanders if I ever want to reinstall my ba rend weights. Other than the fear of commitment, I'm digging the hand guards.
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post #25 of 26 Old 03-20-2016, 07:49 PM
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If you lose the nut, etc. down in the handlebar, just use compressed air from the other end to blow it out.
Be careful where it's pointed when you do it though, the nut is heavy enough to chip car paint!
Slip a porous bag over the other end, small burlap bag, pillow case, etc. I've lost stuff due to compressed air on occasion. Now I like to have a means of capturing things before I send them into the woods/grave driveway/far recesses of the shop.

The worst was trying to get the guts out of a stuck front brake master cylinder. That could have killed someone. Shot that one into a bucket of discarded oily/greasy paper towels.

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post #26 of 26 Old 09-01-2016, 02:29 AM
 
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There is a floating nut of sorts inside the handle bars that you need to screw into. I was able to till the bike so that the handle bars we're slightly down facing. Then with just the screw I attempted to screw it in to find the sweet spot where it would catch, took me a few attempts but I could hear where it was located. Then when I could find where it would screw it I put the rubber bit through the screw and attempted to screw it in while still having the bike tilted. I found it a greater challenge now with the rubber bit impeding my ability to spin the screw by hand but eventually was able to get it to catch and then screw it back in tight. Hope that helps someone from going too crazy trying to fix it.
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