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post #1 of 23 Old 06-10-2011, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Bar end weights falling out, getting lost!

I've lost a few. Couldn't figure out what was happeninng. Now I'm thinking that it might be the fact that I'm cleaning the inside of the bars TOO MUCH! I've been using a swab soaked with carb. cleaner to clean it out. Maybe it's too clean to hold the bar ends?
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post #2 of 23 Old 06-10-2011, 02:45 PM
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I've lost a few. Couldn't figure out what was happeninng. Now I'm thinking that it might be the fact that I'm cleaning the inside of the bars TOO MUCH! I've been using a swab soaked with carb. cleaner to clean it out. Maybe it's too clean to hold the bar ends?
yep, the hold in by friction mostly. i'd rough it up, or try using something sticky like hairspray to create a little friction.

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I've lost a few. Couldn't figure out what was happeninng. Now I'm thinking that it might be the fact that I'm cleaning the inside of the bars TOO MUCH! I've been using a swab soaked with carb. cleaner to clean it out. Maybe it's too clean to hold the bar ends?
You clean the INSIDE of your handle bars? How often? Every oil change? Every fuel fill? Does the bike run better? Sounds sort of OCD to me...

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Never heard of such a thing, cleaning the inside of ones handlebars. I thought I was OCD. I agree use hairspray, that is also what I have used for my hand grips for the past 30 years when changing them out. I have never lost a grip heated or otherwise and they seem to be firmly installed.
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I've lost a few. Couldn't figure out what was happeninng. Now I'm thinking that it might be the fact that I'm cleaning the inside of the bars TOO MUCH!
I gotta know...why? Why would you clean out the inside of your handlebars at all, let alone too much?

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I think he is pulling our legs...

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From NY? Probably where he hides his drugs. Amirite? :biggrinjester:
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From NY? Probably where he hides his drugs. Amirite? :biggrinjester:
Nope. We New Yorkers hide our drugs in ... NEW JERSEY!
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How I clean my bike when o get to doing it. Put it up on a centerstand and using powerwasher rinse it so it's wet. Then I spray some simple green shit on where bugs relaxed and degreezer on chain and around the splashes. Let it sit for a little and just blast it with powerwasher. I'm using teflon lubricant for chain and all lock cavities. That's it. I did not know I have to wash inside the handle bars. Well, I'll do it next time around...

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A simple twist of the wrist whilest grasping the bar and turning will make it tight again. I noticed mine were loose before. They are behaving now due to being addressed.
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