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post #1 of 5 Old 08-10-2010, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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problem with handlebar weight

I decided to replace my oem worn-out grips by some progrip 785 foam grip. I removed the weight on the right side first, and now, I can't get the rubber thing out and the nut is gone discovering the inside of the handlebar. How can I get these out so I can reinstall the weight?

I installed the foam grip to reduce vibration and increase diameter so i'm not gonna hold the grip so firmly (Only 500km done on my V-strom, first road bike so i'm not totally used to it)
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-10-2010, 06:59 PM
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You're supposed to loosen the screw no more than 1/2", push the screw in to loosen the rubber expander, then wiggle the entire assembly out. You can fish the lost parts out with a coat hanger wire or take the other side off and run compressed air or a flexible shaft through the handlebar.

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I did the same thing - compressed air worked like a treat to blow it out the other side.

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I did the same thing - compressed air worked like a treat to blow it out the other side.
It works so well, be careful where you are aiming the projectile.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-06-2011, 07:28 PM
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D'oh! I just did the same thing. palm smacks to forehead...
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