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Old 04-06-2013, 02:52 PM   #50
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I use the same technique that I use to open the lower clamp on the triples when they have been there a while: take a wide-blade standard (flat) screwdrive and use it as a wedge. The trick with aluminum is to work it slowly and let it expand (or whatever it does!)... forcing it rapidly tends to break things, moving it gently and slowly it can be expanded enough to get it on the bars. ....just did it for my 80ST el-cheapo bars!

XS650 becomes a VT BackRoadRunner
Loving the 80ST
I love projects that take twice as much effort as should be needed. Should be an Airhead motto. (disston)
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