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Old 04-02-2011, 05:02 PM   #1
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How do you remove the threaded side of the bar end?

Getting ready to fill my bars with lead shot, but I can't seem to get out the threaded side of the bar end. Looks like there is flat spots to put a wrench on them, but didn't know how much force to apply, if any. So, I thought I would check with the experts! They definitely look like they should unscrew....

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Old 04-03-2011, 12:30 AM   #2
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Not sure, but...

Not sure of the answer to your question. I considered it myself at one time, but then did not need to remove as I got the HDB Guards that use the threaded end.

However, I must ask why are you filling the bars with shot? Just do not feel it has enough weight when you pick it up or better yet looking to raise the center of gravity? My only guess is for vibration, but doesn't all of the weight overall high placement, and slower steering out weigh (no pun intended) the vibration benefits?
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:49 AM   #3
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Not sure of the answer to your question. I considered it myself at one time, but then did not need to remove as I got the HDB Guards that use the threaded end.

However, I must ask why are you filling the bars with shot? Just do not feel it has enough weight when you pick it up or better yet looking to raise the center of gravity? My only guess is for vibration, but doesn't all of the weight overall high placement, and slower steering out weigh (no pun intended) the vibration benefits?
Whether it works as expected or not is up to the OP, and the nice thing about this sort of tweak is that if it doesn't work, it's easily un-done.

Getting back to that question...if the shot size you're using is smaller than the bolt hole, just drill carefully through the bottom of the thread hole and gain entry that way.
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:44 AM   #4
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It's for vibration reduction. I have tinitis in my wrists/elbows and anything I can do to dampen the vibration would be helpful.

I don't know if drilling would be a great option, the hole is fairly small and I know I'd hit the threads.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:32 AM   #5
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My thought also

I was also thinking the drill option. As far as the threads, just be careful. if you touch them it will have very little real effect. they will still hold fine and these bolts going into them should have locktite anyway. I would not worry about it much. I seem to recall when I was considering the removal, that it could possibly destroy the bars trying to remove them, as I am not sure what they used to lock them in. As you said, what is the appropriate torque. too much and you could start twisting the bars (thus destroying them).
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:59 AM   #6
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Wrists/elbows pain

Might want to consider BAR RISERS first. My wrist and shoulders hurt until I added the larger bar risers...20 minutes to install... wrist problems solved. Bar risers let you sit more upright reducing pressing/weight on the hands.

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It's for vibration reduction. I have tinitis in my wrists/elbows and anything I can do to dampen the vibration would be helpful.

I don't know if drilling would be a great option, the hole is fairly small and I know I'd hit the threads.
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:23 PM   #7
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Bar riser are already installed...with Kaoko cruise. Just need to do anything I can.

thought this would be an easy one, but I'd rather not go the drilling route.
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:56 PM   #8
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Bar riser are already installed...with Kaoko cruise. Just need to do anything I can.

thought this would be an easy one, but I'd rather not go the drilling route.
You may not have to...does the threaded hole in the bar end have a blind bottom, or does it go all the way through?.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:35 PM   #9
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I stuck a small pin in the hole and it bottomed out, if that's an answer to that question.

Just looked up on the microfisch and it looks it might be part of the bar.

However, with the notches and 12 and 6, it looks like you could put a wrench on it and the metal/finish of the threaded end is different than the bar itself.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:31 PM   #10
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Try these guys I did it on my tiger worked great

www.barsnake.com
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:26 AM   #11
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Try these guys I did it on my tiger worked great

www.barsnake.com

How does the OP get it past the plug in the end of the bar?.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:52 PM   #12
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they make a liquid bar snake.
i have no idea if it's good.....
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How does the OP get it past the plug in the end of the bar?.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:35 AM   #13
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Too bad it out of stock.
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