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post #1 of 39 Old 04-18-2015, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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Bar end weight caution

Never fully remove the screw from the bar end weight. Loosen it no more than 1/2", then wiggle the entire assembly out. Otherwise, the floating expander #8 with encapsulated nut #9 can get pushed in too far to engage. A Vee is pictured but it applies to other models too.


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Thanks for posting this Pat, this is a very popular mistake that many make.....and likely still will.

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good and necessary post.

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Never fully remove the screw from the bar end weight. Loosen it no more than 1/2", then wiggle the entire assembly out. Otherwise, the floating expander #8 with encapsulated nut #9 can get pushed in too far to engage. A Vee is pictured but it applies to other models too.
Yessssss! I found a nut in my scrouge bin on my bench and was wonder what it went to.... now I know! It was the #9 nut.

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First time owner here!! Found an 02 DL1000 on Craigslist for $3k and I looked her over, it seems to be in surprisingly good condition. She has 22k miles and quite a few farkles that made it worth the $3k.

I was bringing it home on the trailer, hit a bump in the road and looked back in time to see the end weight falling into the trailer. Looking at it it seems as though the previous owner had removed his completely, then just glued it back on.

I'm terrible at searching forums, can never find what I am looking for. Is there a way to remove what looks like part 5 from the handle to see if the nut is laying in the handle bars? Is there complete replacement options available if the nut is gone/something breaks?

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5 is just a spacer. 5 and 8 may be present. #2 is the complete assembly and can be ordered as such. It's the only way to get the weight. The other parts are available individually.

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5 is just a spacer. 5 and 8 may be present. #2 is the complete assembly and can be ordered as such. It's the only way to get the weight. The other parts are available individually.
I must be terrible at deciphering diagrams too So I still have the end weight and the long bolt. Inside the handlebar is what looks like the spacer, all I can really tell is the bolt goes through it and just spins.

Any ideas on how to remove the internal parts?

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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.
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Tried making sure you cant thread the bolt into it, without the end weight on?
This way you can get the bolt in there further and it might catch threads, then you can pull on it to make the nut/spacer slide out toward the end of the bar.

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Apparently that is what is rattling in my handlebar a month after I installed the throttle lock.

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