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post #31 of 39 Old 10-23-2017, 10:04 PM
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You can take the other side off properly and push a plumber's snake through the bars as long as the internals weren't glued in.
you can blow the nut thru with a blast of air, easy peasy

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post #32 of 39 Old 10-23-2017, 10:35 PM
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And if you bend the long screw in a tip over, just straighten it with a hammer. It's all inside the bar so it doesn't have to look perfect.
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post #33 of 39 Old 09-23-2018, 04:19 PM
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This thread has once again proved its worth. I bent the left handlebar screw in a crash a few weeks ago. Forewarned being forearmed, I did not fall victim to the "oh @#$&* the expander & nut are now stuck inside the handlebar" syndrome.

It turns out I have some kind of aftermarket end weight on my right handlebar. Probably put on by a PO, in lieu of the factory part.
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I'm trying to install some new handguards but I can't get the old internals to come out of the handlebar, of course I unscrewed the long bolt before I looked up this thread, anyway it screwed back in to the internal nut ok, question is how do I get it all to come out, should I loosen the screw a little, slip the end of a small pry bar or something in the gap and try and tap it out with a hammer? it's been in there 5 years so I suppose it has taken a set in there.

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Wiggle the weight back and forth, up and down. As the rubber expander has been compressed it will not come out easily but if you keep at it, it will eventually start to move.
I have never had to resort to WD40, but I guess that might help get things moving.
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What he said. Steady pulling combined with rocking the assembly back and forth eventually got it out. Be patient and persistent.
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post #37 of 39 Old 11-08-2019, 06:03 PM
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See, now I didn't know this when I was installing my heated grips on my 2018 vstrom 1000

So of course I freaked out when I inserted the bar ends and realized that the bolt wasn't tightening as I screwed it back in.
I almost had the rubber piece and the square nut fall back past the curved handle bar part.

To get them out, I used a really long skinny drill bit that had a jagged tip, and pinched/pulled the rubber piece out of the handle bar. Then I inserted one of those DeWalt magnetic sleeves onto the drill bit and used it to magnetically pull out the square nut part that was laying inside the handle bar.

I wish I would have known about this before removed the bar ends. But we all learn somehow...
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I was unwittingly helped in this area by a previous owner's incompetent installation of cartridge type grip heaters.

He had stuffed them in way past the grips.

They did a very poor job of heating the grips. However the cartridge units did stop the old bar end hardware from falling down inside the bars when I was removing them to install Barkbusters, which was nice.

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post #39 of 39 Old 11-11-2019, 10:22 PM
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I wish I'd read this earlier. I unscrewed the whole thing, but was able to put the screw back in and take it apart the right way. Whew!
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