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post #11 of 39 Old 05-06-2015, 09:52 AM
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See if only I'd read this before re-glueing my heated grips

Luckily I had a suitable implement to push through the bars...

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post #12 of 39 Old 05-28-2015, 07:27 PM
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I had to use a wire hanger to get the spacer out of the bars. There was some residual glue where the end weight was glued in place and some rust that made it difficult to pull out the spacer. I used some pliers to bend a very small hook at the end of the wire and was able to get enough surface area to pull and wiggle the part out. Surprisingly the smaller spacer and nut where laying right where they fell off.

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post #13 of 39 Old 07-16-2015, 06:02 PM
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Gotta wake this thread up! My bike fell over in the garage - ugh... bent the end weight down a bit, as well as the long screw...

So I completely removed the long screw before finding this thread - I ordered and now have another long screw, but can't get it threaded into the other parts that are loose inside the bar end. Any advice? Its killing me that I dropped my baby - and now I sense that she's mad at me for not fixing her yet...

Thanks in advance...

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post #14 of 39 Old 07-16-2015, 06:18 PM
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Loosen it no more than 1/2", then wiggle the entire assembly out.
Certainly true, and often optimistic. Sometimes it takes more than a very determined wiggle. Pry bar, keep wiggling & prying. I'll finally come. I put a thin smear of silicone lube on the rubber when it goes back in to let it come out more easily next time.

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post #15 of 39 Old 07-16-2015, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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So I completely removed the long screw before finding this thread - I ordered and now have another long screw, but can't get it threaded into the other parts that are loose inside the bar end.
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.

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post #16 of 39 Old 07-16-2015, 07:26 PM
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I have had my bolts out a few times. I guess I just have been lucky. Next time I will know.
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post #17 of 39 Old 07-16-2015, 07:55 PM
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this will come in handy when I install heated grips in a few months. thx!
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post #18 of 39 Old 07-16-2015, 08:03 PM
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The bar ends and push rivets seem to give folks fits for some reason?

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post #19 of 39 Old 07-16-2015, 08:15 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! :-(

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post #20 of 39 Old 07-16-2015, 10:21 PM
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it easy to get the nut out, if ...

It's a simple job to lift up the bike, tip it over and shake it out.
But I needed a few of my strong neighbours to help me. I was already embarrassed that I had loosened it up to much figured I might as well fess up and get it out as simple as possible.

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