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Can't remove bar end...

Seem to have some trouble removing the one remaining bar end on my bike. When I bought it, the right one appears to have broken off when it was dropped. I can turn the bar end, but the screw and the bar end spin together. It seems that the weight inside is spinning with the bar end and not loosening. Any ideas on how to remove this thing (besides dropping the bike on the left side )?
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Seem to have some trouble removing the one remaining bar end on my bike. When I bought it, the right one appears to have broken off when it was dropped. I can turn the bar end, but the screw and the bar end spin together. It seems that the weight inside is spinning with the bar end and not loosening. Any ideas on how to remove this thing (besides dropping the bike on the left side )?
Have you tried (while pulling on the bar end) a drill or rattle gun?

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Have you tried (while pulling on the bar end) a drill or rattle gun?
Nope. That screw looks too easy to strip if I used anything other than a screwdriver...
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Nope. That screw looks too easy to strip if I used anything other than a screwdriver...
You mean you want to be able to reuse it afterwards?
When I eventually manage to get out a stubborn fastener it goes in the bin - I don't put it back in where I just got it out of :-)
You could try removing the clip-on, stand it vertically and spray WD40 or a light oil like INOX in and hope it lubricates the rubber enough to be able to pull the complete weight out in one piece but I'd be surprised if it'll work.
Otherwise you could grip the bar end in a vice and saw right through it until you cut the screw. then you just have to deal with getting the inner weight out which can be tough as well. One of mine came out easily but the other was a nightmare. I think I ended up going in with something sharp and chewing the rubber to pieces before eventually getting it out.

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Re: Can't remove bar end...

I had a similar problem on my 08 CBR 1000RR when I wanted o put R&G Racing bar ends on it. Basically the left side would not come off, and then it started spinning in the clip on.

So what I did was, take a medium sized set of vice grips and clamp it to the bar end, I'm only assuming your bike has enough bar end to grip onto. Once you have it clamped on there take a screw driver that fits the screw perfectly, and by perfectly I mean doesnt have any play at all, I had access to a full mechanics set of tools so I really didnt pay attention to what size it really was.

Once I did all this I had a friend hold the vice grip while I took a rubber mallet and tapped the end of the screw driver while turning it. The screw came out and there was much rejoicing.

The only problems I see with this is that the screw head looked like crap, and the bar end itself was scarred from the vice grip. I didnt care since I was replacing them with the R&G ones. So I would suggest going out and getting some after market ends and just doing it this way.
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I had a similar problem on my 08 CBR 1000RR when I wanted o put R&G Racing bar ends on it. Basically the left side would not come off, and then it started spinning in the clip on.

So what I did was, take a medium sized set of vice grips and clamp it to the bar end, I'm only assuming your bike has enough bar end to grip onto. Once you have it clamped on there take a screw driver that fits the screw perfectly, and by perfectly I mean doesnt have any play at all, I had access to a full mechanics set of tools so I really didnt pay attention to what size it really was.

Once I did all this I had a friend hold the vice grip while I took a rubber mallet and tapped the end of the screw driver while turning it. The screw came out and there was much rejoicing.

The only problems I see with this is that the screw head looked like crap, and the bar end itself was scarred from the vice grip. I didnt care since I was replacing them with the R&G ones. So I would suggest going out and getting some after market ends and just doing it this way.
Sounds like a plan. I'll just ride into the auto parts store (I know I don't have one that fits exactly) and pick one that fits perfect. I don't plan you reusing them, just replacing as I don't have a match and this one's a little scratched up anyways. Thanks guys!
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Re: Can't remove bar end...

Instead of the hammer and the Mallet you can try an impact driver, ( available at most auto parts stores) and it might do the job without using vise grips.
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Re: Can't remove bar end...

i used an impact driver and vice grips to get the stubborn bastid out of mine
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i used an impact driver and vice grips to get the stubborn bastid out of mine
That's what I did, worked like a champ. I borrowed one, so not sure how much $$ they cost but they are nice to have around the house anyways.
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i agree impact driver works like a charm a tool needed in every box imho
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Re: Can't remove bar end...

I just went to Harbor Freight yesterday and bought one for $2.99. It was marked 5.99 tho. Don't know how it works, but for $3, who cares lol
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Re: Can't remove bar end...

I had one that I actually had to split the clip-on in two to get it out. Luckily the clip-on was bent and was trash anyways. The rubber on the bar-end seems to vulcanize(stick) itself to the inside of the clip-on after a long period of time.
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I just went to Harbor Freight yesterday and bought one for $2.99. It was marked 5.99 tho. Don't know how it works, but for $3, who cares lol
An Impact Driver?

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Impact driver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

you hit the back with a hammer and it goes down and turns at same time

or was you saying damn thats cheap if so i agree 6$ wth
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