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post #1 of 11 Old 02-13-2010, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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bar end mirrors

bought new bar end mirrors (YES!! time to get rid of the stock mirrors!)... i have 1 problem...

the mirrors are tracksides from cyclegear (on sale), and i have the stock bar ends. went to ace and got same size bolt/thread but shorter. bolt will thread into the weight inside the bar but they just spin around, plus there's a gap between the actual end of the bar and the grips.

those of you with the trackside mirrors, how did you mount them to the bars?

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-13-2010, 11:12 AM
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I pulled the weight out of the bars. They each have two tangs that fit into small holes near the end of the bar. Thread the original bolt in a few turns for a handle, pry the tangs in with a small screwdriver, and the weight will come right out.


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thanks for the response monkey. so how did you deal with the grips hanging out past the end of the actual bar?

with the weights gone, did you notice more vibrations?

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thanks for the response monkey. so how did you deal with the grips hanging out past the end of the actual bar?

with the weights gone, did you notice more vibrations?
I drilled new alignment holes in the handlebars for the switches, and moved both sides 1/2 inch inboard.

I didn't ride the bike enough before, or after the install to give a fair comparison on vibration, but it felt fine to me after.

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I dont feel any vibration difference but I also have pro taper bars.

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post #6 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 04:44 PM
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You could always get a bar snake to replace the stock weight in the bar

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post #7 of 11 Old 02-17-2010, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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ok the tabs on the left side broke while trying to get the weight out. f*ck... how do i get these damn things out? i've pulled so hard i broke one of my craftman pliers and the weight only stuck out about 1/2" gah!

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ok the tabs on the left side broke while trying to get the weight out. f*ck... how do i get these damn things out? i've pulled so hard i broke one of my craftman pliers and the weight only stuck out about 1/2" gah!

Slide hammer?
I don't know, mine slid right out.

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post #9 of 11 Old 02-18-2010, 11:22 AM
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I have Renthal bars and bar ends on mine now, but when I removed my stock barends they also stuck pretty badly.

This is just an idea. Try mixing up a little dish soup and water in a spray bottle. Squirt a little in the end around the rubber. After working it a little, it should slide right out.

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post #10 of 11 Old 02-18-2010, 11:37 AM
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ok the tabs on the left side broke while trying to get the weight out. f*ck... how do i get these damn things out? i've pulled so hard i broke one of my craftman pliers and the weight only stuck out about 1/2" gah!
I had the same issue, the lil rubber spacer inside causes the hassel. I actually took the bars off the bike put them in a vice and muscled them off.

My suggestion for an easier solution. Buy new bars. You will eventually anyway. Save yourself the trouble.

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post #11 of 11 Old 02-18-2010, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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well right now, bars are not an option lol. after brand new tires, bar end mirrors, givi rack, and f4i forks, i'm pretty much tapped out. living on ramen for the next few weeks lol.

so until i can afford bars (low on my list as i have 599 headlight, givi crash bars, and a couple small things to buy first), the bar end weights have got to go.

cheers, thanks for the ideas guys. i'll try the dish soap idea. if worse comes to worse, i'll yank the bars off and use my apt maint's vice.

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