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post #1 of 10 Old 05-23-2013, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Bar End Mirror Problems

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I am new to wrist twisters. My name is Armando and I have been riding for 8 years. I have a 2007 Honda 919 Hornet and have just bought Driven D axis Bar end mirrors with the bar end mount. However, the problem I am running into is the bar end mounts that come with it are the kind that expand the rubber as you tighten. As some of you I am sure know the 919 has the female bolt on bar ends. Is there a way to remove this interior female end? If not any advice would be great.

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-24-2013, 05:26 AM
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Probably use the same method as when adding a throttlemeister. Remove the stock bar end and thread a bolt of the same size into the hole backed up by a washer that is larger than the O.D. of the handlebar. As you tighten the threaded bolt, the insert creeps its way out.



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There is a little tab that locks it into the handlebars. In order to get to it you have to remove the grips, or at least far enough to expose the tab and push it in with a screwdriver.


Doc's method will probably work just as well, it forces the tab to straighten out.

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There is a little tab that locks it into the handlebars. In order to get to it you have to remove the grips, or at least far enough to expose the tab and push it in with a screwdriver.
+1 This is how I did it. I was putting new grips on at the time anyway.

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I used a set of needle nose vise grips and pulled them far enough out to see the tabs then used a screw driver to push the tabs I think.....I do remember it was kind of a bitch. The vibes did increase slightly in the bars with no inner weights, I had to keep an eye on the tightness of the mirrors after that, a couple times they got loose while riding.

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There is a little tab that locks it into the handlebars. In order to get to it you have to remove the grips, or at least far enough to expose the tab and push it in with a screwdriver.


Doc's method will probably work just as well, it forces the tab to straighten out.

It will depend upon whether you are changing the grips or not.



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If you pour a little rubbing alcohol into the bar, it will help free up the rubber grommets holding the bar weights in the bars.

When pulling the bar weights out, I find 2 people makes this a breeze.
1. Pull bar end off
2. Pour some rubbing alcohol into the opening of the bar (rubbing alcohol will evaporate leaving no residue)
3. Take the bar end screw and thread screw into the bar weight a few turns (this will give you something to grip when pulling the bar weight out)
4. have one person hold the bars and push the tab on the bar weight in while the 2nd person pulls on the screw you previously threaded into the weight.
5. If the rubbing alcohol has reached both sets of rubber grommets, the bar weight should pull right out.



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All the above are great approaches. Another method you have at your disposal is to take some needle nose pliers, locate the metal clip towards the outside opening of the bar end and compress that clip together while you use a bolt threaded into the weight to pull it out. It requires some patience and finesse but totally doable with 1 person.

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All good stuff. Precisely why this forum might be the best peer-helper on the 'net.

I think I could pull/lift the outside end of the grips just far enough to get to those tabs, keeping the grips I had on at the time in place....spent some time at it, as by the time I was finished I has those huge Manic Salamander bar-end weights, bar-end mirrors and hand guard brackets outboard of those grips.

Yeah, I almost needed two traffic lanes to get down the street...but it still wasn't GIVI hard case wide...

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I cut my weights down in length and put them back in to help with the vibs. Just cut the amount you need off and put an o- ring on the the end and push them back in. Install mirrors

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