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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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. 😕
 

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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.

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Hi guys!
I know last is over 2 year someone wrote in this discussion. But i also have some struggle with this bar ends... I have a Kawasaki 2019 and i have like a weight bar in the handlebars... See picture. Is it same for you guys with 2017-2018 model? Would it just be more vibration if i remove these weights and have a bar end with expandering screw inside the bar ...

Cuz like you se on the picture i didnet got the actuall bar end off because i broke the "clip" that suppose to keep the bar to not spin... But yeah... agreed pain in the ass to remove and get nice bar end mirrors.
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Hi guys!
I know last is over 2 year someone wrote in this discussion. But i also have some struggle with this bar ends... I have a Kawasaki 2019 and i have like a weight bar in the handlebars... See picture. Is it same for you guys with 2017-2018 model? Would it just be more vibration if i remove these weights and have a bar end with expandering screw inside the bar ...

Cuz like you se on the picture i didnet got the actuall bar end off because i broke the "clip" that suppose to keep the bar to not spin... But yeah... agreed pain in the ass to remove and get nice bar end mirrors. View attachment 5146
I would just leave the bar en weight in there. Heat is your friend when removing the bar end. If I remember correctly when I removed the bar end that same clip was really bent up. I think I just bent more or less the way it is meant to be and reinstalled.
 
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