Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sister Lakes, MI
If you have an air compressor, put a catch container on one end, and blow compressed air through the bars from the other - it should blow the retainers right through (been there, done that).
Otherwise, use a bar snake or similar (some sort of flexible tube cleaning device small enough and long enough to make it through the bars) to push them out the other end of the bar.
It's a well-known problem :rolleyes:
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DL650 K5 - "Drachensfeuer"
DL650 K9 - "Drachensklaue" RIP 7-18-2009 with 5144 miles.
Silver Wheel Club #14
Official Mercedes killer, lol