Got my Suzuki handguards tonight. After reading about others losing the nut inside the bars, I tried to follow everyone's instructions on not removing the long screws. I tried everything to wiggle them out, no luck. It felt like I was about to break something.
I gave up and went ahead and took the left side apart, luckily the nut stayed in place, got it assembled.
The right side was not so good. Nut fell through. I had an idea that took me a couple minutes to get me out of trouble...it might help those of you who run into the same problem:
Here is a pic of the rubber 'expansion' washer that holds the nut in place:
Pic of the nut that goes inside the rubber washer (behind the washer):
Since the rubber washer felt like it was glued in the bars, this is what I used to get it out of the bar (pegboard hook):
Insert the pegboard hook into the handlebar through the rubber washer like this, and yank it out:
I used a flexible magnetic retriever to get the nut from inside the bar:
This is what the whole assembly looks like inside the bar:
Note: the instructions SUCK big time. Finished pictures are 2-dimensional. Some of you may end up asking others which bolt should go where.
All the OEM dealers say these handguards will not fit DL650K7 models, mine fit just fine, except the right side needed to bend a little.