Bar ends are loose/allen spins freely. - 2017+ Kawasaki Z650 Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By nkbd357
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-12-2018, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 2
Bar ends are loose/allen spins freely.

In an attempt to self-install bar end mirrors I was unable to remove the ends due to not having a 'heat' gun or impact drill/allen combo. I asked the dealer to remove the bar ends for me while on a first service and do the install. They were unwilling to do any kind of mod but the tech agreed to loosen the bar end screws so I could do the mod myself.




When I got home and attempted to unscrew the allen bolt that was firmly in place previously rotated albeit sluggishly. However it seems the interior is rotating as well as the bolt never backs out. The bar ends spin freely as well. I can't remember if it was rigid or if it spins previously.





Does anyone know the solution? Bike safe to ride in the mean-time? Thanks.
nkbd357 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 05:15 PM
Senior Member
 
Tremonte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 262
It's safe to ride, but the interior weight is now spinning freely. The only way to remove it will be either with heat to break down the red locktite, or with an impact while pulling back on the bar end. They are a pain in the ass to deal with. I don't know why Kawasaki chose to go this route.

Bored? Looking for info? Check here: www.tremonte.tv
Tremonte is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 06:28 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 86
Garage
seems for $60 this is easier route to take...LOL maybe/maybe not
https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/ka...0hhf/handlebar

Last edited by Jadar671; 06-13-2018 at 06:31 PM. Reason: spelling
Jadar671 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 2
Thanks guys appreciate it.





Tremonte been following your youtube channel since I stumbled across it. Used your videos for frame sliders and fender eliminator install. Thanks.
Tremonte likes this.
nkbd357 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 08:12 PM
Super Moderator
 
czrlaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: El Centro, CA
Posts: 245
Garage
Just wanted to throw it out there in case it happened to anyone. I accidentally pushed the weight in too far. I had to buy a longer bolt, and since I had 12 gauge wire handy, I tied it around the head of the bolt and pulled... and pulled... And pulled until it very slowly pulled the weight back out to it's normal position. 😕

WhitexShadow
czrlaker is online now  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-17-2018, 12:14 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by czrlaker View Post
Just wanted to throw it out there in case it happened to anyone. I accidentally pushed the weight in too far. I had to buy a longer bolt, and since I had 12 gauge wire handy, I tied it around the head of the bolt and pulled... and pulled... And pulled until it very slowly pulled the weight back out to it's normal position. 😕
Thank you for this. I got my passenger side one off, but the weight was a bit pushed in when I went to put it back on. Thanks to your advice I put the bolt in and got a few threads in, and then gave it a few good pulls to get it back in the right position. Took longer than I wanted, but the new grip on the left side looks and feels good. Saving the right side for another day though I think.

Cheers
hazzardsky is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another question about bar ends and grips hazzardsky Appearance Modifications 2 06-12-2018 09:20 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome