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Author Topic: G5 trying fit bar end mirror handlebar  (Read 352 times)

bergerac

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G5 trying fit bar end mirror handlebar
« on: January 05, 2013, 01:43:17 AM »
G5 attempting to fit bar-end mirror throttle side handlebar. Using correct size allen-key and hammer/long bar cannot shift it, that allen key is in there real tight. anyone else have problems ? Larry
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mattsz

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Re: G5 trying fit bar end mirror handlebar
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013, 01:52:38 AM »
Dunno if it helps, but my B5's bar-end weights were held very tight - there was a heavy application of some sort of thread-lock on the allen screws, which was hard to break, and even after I did, the screws backed out quite hard all the way.  I was a little concerned about stripping something, but the replacement screws went in just fine...

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Re: G5 trying fit bar end mirror handlebar
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 03:15:44 AM »
They're held in with red Loc-Tite, it takes SERIOUS torque to get them out.  You can try tapping with a hammer or some heat from a torch or heat gun to soften it.  I just went with a ridiculously large wrench.

Scott

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Re: G5 trying fit bar end mirror handlebar
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 09:48:30 AM »
Dunno if it helps, but my B5's bar-end weights were held very tight - there was a heavy application of some sort of thread-lock on the allen screws, which was hard to break, and even after I did, the screws backed out quite hard all the way.  I was a little concerned about stripping something, but the replacement screws went in just fine...

Thanks Mattsz I'd better eat more spinach like popeye and try again!
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bergerac

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Re: G5 trying fit bar end mirror handlebar
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 09:49:50 AM »
They're held in with red Loc-Tite, it takes SERIOUS torque to get them out.  You can try tapping with a hammer or some heat from a torch or heat gun to soften it.  I just went with a ridiculously large wrench.

Scott
Thanks Scott, I'll try again
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