Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN, USA
Acetone (a.k.a. finger nail polish remover) is a known solvent for these glues, soak the glued surfaces with this to soften the bond. This would be my first idea. The package for the glue probably gives you an idea of this, or check the mfr. website.
Super glue has a tendency to become brittle and lacks shear strength, so even though it holds like the dickens, it's pretty poor for resistance to shock. I've been told this is especially so as the glue in the bonded joint gets old. But, I wonder if giving the glued ball a few modest whacks would fracture the glue itself, aiding its removal? If it breaks the bond, it just might shake the offending piece of tool loose, too.
I don't know if super glue (cyanoacrylate, or CA glues) is affected by heat, but maybe try hitting it with a small propane flame out in a well ventilated area for a moment might help. Just don't melt any body plastic or blow up yourself and the bike in the process!
Before you put everything into final position, before mounting your bars and skid plate to the bike, look at the installation instructions for both the plate (SWM?) and the bars. (Dry fit all this stuff on the bench top before assembling on the bike.) The instructions for the crash bars says to put the connecting sleeve one way, but to attach the skid plate to the crash bars you have to turn the crash bar connecting sleeve around the other way. The plate will only attach to that sleeve when the sleeve it oriented in one position, I just can't recall which, but it's opposite of what the crash bar directions tell you to do. (The hex shaped recess on one side of the sleeve that receives the nut, or does it receive the bolt head...?, has to go in only one direction and not the other.) Hopes this makes sense, but nothing worse than having to disassemble the crash bars to reverse the orientation of that connecting tube to mount the plate. Ask me how I know...
After this little goof, you'll have plenty of time to forget about it while enjoying the ride. Happy Trails!
Twin Cities, MN, USA
'18 DL650XT, previously '07 DL650 and others
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-Me, Steve T.