Help-Can't get my bar end weight off
I know there are several posts on those pesky bar weights, but I have a plan and wanted to get some feedback before I proceed.
I am installing Barkbusters, so I don't need the parts from the OEM weights but would like to keep them around in case I want to go back to stock. The right side assembly came out no problem (it was loose to start with).
The left side just won't budge. I can loosen the screw as much as I dare and I know the end nut if freely moving in and out with the screw. It appears to be the first rubber expander part which is wedged up.
I have tried spraying some WD40 in there as I work the weight up and down and around and keep pulling.
Since I can sacrifice the parts, I was thinking about backing the screw out all the way, pull out the screw and the spacer tube and then roto-rooter the rubber part (dremel, drill bits, sharp metal hook like thingy. If I can clear that part out (and the washer embedded in it, then the end nut should be up the tube. I can either leave it there or blow it out with compressed as other have posted.
Anybody see a problem with this plan, or has some other things to try to get that rubber part out? I suspect the washer in it was has wedged itself up compressing the rubber so much it is pretty much bonded. It probably hasn't been touched since the bike left the dealer in 02.
Thanks for any ideas.
Madstad and Screen, Enduro Skidplate, Barkbusters, Hyperlites (front and rear), 17/43 sprockets, Reemis Exhaust, PCIII, Speedo DRD, OEM Heated Grips, Fork Brace and Lowered Pegs (AdventureTech), Givi top and side cases, Givi Engine Guard