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Question Handlebar Ends... Changing the damn things - July 29, 2011, 03:02 PM

First off... let me say... I can't believe I am asking this question as I am sure it is ridiculously easy and I am just having one of those days... none the less, it is incredibly embarrassing!

Now my question:

Handlebar end caps: I've screwed them on and off a million times, taken the screw out, no big deal... BUT... now I am replacing the unit due to the existing ones being damaged (one bent when someone knocked the bike over) and I am having a hell of a time figuring out how to get the 'butt end' out and how to replace the whole thing.

They won't screw out and screw back in an even alignment so I figure I need to get the back out somehow. View the attached picture and you will see what I am talking about with the old and new side by side.

P.S. The bike is an SV1000 N.
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July 29, 2011, 03:07 PM

There is probably a threaded nut or receiver tacked inside the handle bar.
Take the rubber and nut off new one, and see if it threads in.

If you are sure the rubber stopper is in there... just thread the bar end, or just the bolt even, a few truns so it catches the nut, but does not expand the stopper. The pull it out. If the stopper is stock, spray a lil WD40 down there and tap the bolt with a hammer to free it up. Then pull it out.


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July 29, 2011, 03:16 PM

You show the new rubber grommet but not the old one. Did it get left in the handlebar?
If so, take the bolt out of the bar end and use it to screw back into the old one and when you get a few threads on it, pull it out.

The rubber expands as you tighten and is what holds it in, so going in with the new one it will need to be on the threads enough to go in but not to loose or it won't grab enough to start it actually expanding it will just spin.

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July 29, 2011, 03:41 PM

Thanks, I'll try that again... I just can't seem to get a grip with the bolt... but in honesty, the first time I tried the rubber was still in.
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July 29, 2011, 03:51 PM

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You show the new rubber grommet but not the old one. Did it get left in the handlebar?
If so, take the bolt out of the bar end and use it to screw back into the old one and when you get a few threads on it, pull it out.

The rubber expands as you tighten and is what holds it in, so going in with the new one it will need to be on the threads enough to go in but not to loose or it won't grab enough to start it actually expanding it will just spin.

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or exactly what I just posted directly above it almost word for word.
That might work too.


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Thumbs up July 30, 2011, 11:29 AM

Thanks guys. The problem was that the butt was pushed too far in and I couldn't reach it with the screw (I pulled the screw out and it contracted enough to slip in further).

After sleeping on it, I figured it out. First tool many of us ever learned to use? A wire hanger with a hook in it!

I just straightened one out, cut off the curly part, bent a small hook in it, threaded the rubber part, pulled it out and then slipped it back in to push the nut out the other end.

I swear... it's the little things that drive you crazy sometimes. Thanks for the help with the noobish question.
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No problem!
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your blinker fluid. We should probably change out the air in your tires... get that
old winter air out and put in some fresh summer air.

JK-glad you got it worked out. I hate shit thats simple and annoying.


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July 30, 2011, 11:51 AM

LOL I deserve that.
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July 30, 2011, 11:31 PM

so your bung was stuck in your hole and you shoved a coat hanger in there to get it out...


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July 30, 2011, 11:34 PM

lol when I re-read it earlier... I interpreted it far worse haha
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