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post #1 of 6 Old 08-16-2012, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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How do you remove handlebar anti-vibration inserts?

I got some bar end mirrors for my 919 and took off the bar-end weights to install them. However, I can't figure out how to remove the stock bar inserts. It's probably really simple and I'm just not getting it. Can anyone tell me how to remove the the inserts?

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Look for the small hole near the end of the handle bar.
A small spring steel tang that is attached to the inner core registers there.

Take off the bar end.
Remove the screw.
Thread the screw into the inner, without the bar end weight.
Grab the screw, depress the tang with a small screwdriver or drift, and pull out the core.

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Look for the small hole near the end of the handle bar.r
A small spring steel tang that is attached to the inner core registers there.

Take off the bar end.
Remove the screw.
Thread the screw into the inner, without the bar end weight.
Grab the screw, depress the tang with a small screwdriver or drift, and pull out the core.
The tang will be under the grips.

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The tang will be under the grips.
Yes, I forgot about that.
12 mm in from end face of bar and vertically up.
Also, I erred by saying just use the screw.
Leave on the bar weight but make sure the screw is loose so no compression is occuring.
The bar weight is easier to pull on.
Should be an easy extract.
Old bars could be a bit rusted inside.
If so, some WD40 will help.

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I got some bar end mirrors for my 919 and took off the bar-end weights to install them. However, I can't figure out how to remove the stock bar inserts. It's probably really simple and I'm just not getting it. Can anyone tell me how to remove the the inserts?

Thanks.
Another option if you're interested: Take a lathe to the bar end weights and cut the middle section down to the size needed in order to mount the bar end mirrors on the weights themselves. This allows you to keep all the bar weights and it looks factory.

Check out this thread for pictures: https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...out-29477.html

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Remove the bar ends. Reinsert the bolt with some large diameter washers against the end of the handlebar and just turn the bolt until the insert backs out. This was the approach when I added my Throttlemeister. No need to remove the grips.


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