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Fitting wind deflectors to handlebars

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Post by fgclark123 on Sun 04 Feb 2018, 5:00 pm

Hi guys,

I'm trying to fit bar end wind deflectors to handlebars, but the fitting is larger than the hole at the end of the bars.

Do you guys know how to open up the bars, to widen the hole??

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Post by Jameshambleton on Sun 04 Feb 2018, 5:22 pm

You've already got bar end weights fitted looking at that. Remove them and then you should be able to fit your hand guards
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Post by fgclark123 on Sun 04 Feb 2018, 6:09 pm

Thanks mate, but the snap from the manual attached shows different looking weights? Mine don't have any weights on the end - can you clarify? Shall I just grab some pliers and tug??
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Also, the image of the internals doesn't show any thread / alan key housing, not sure what to make of this.

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Post by Jameshambleton on Sun 04 Feb 2018, 6:33 pm

Try rotating them anticlockwise.
The internal part of the bars where the bar ends screw into are held in using soft rubber bushings so you'll be able to easily pull them out but they're a massive pain to get back in
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Post by Beresford on Sun 04 Feb 2018, 9:26 pm

To get them out without wrecking the retaining clips means that the grips need to be moved. There is an little access hole in the bars under the grips which allows a small screwdriver or similar to depress the clip allowing the bar weights to be pulled out easily using the bar end bolt.
It's easiest to slacken off the twist grip side lever and just slide up the bar a little, but on the clutch side the grip has to be taken off - I use the twisty screwdriver method to do this non-destructively.
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Post by fgclark123 on Wed 07 Feb 2018, 5:50 pm

Ok, I have removed the grip on the clutch side. There are 2 holes near the end of the bar, one either side. There is no "give" when I press on them. Any idea? I maybe just need to press harder? The metal beneath them seems very fixed...

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Post by Beresford on Wed 07 Feb 2018, 8:04 pm

It's item 10 in this diag. you are trying to free. So push in the small holes and use the bolt item 18 to pull out the bar weight at the same time. The rubber vibration rings may be a bit 'sticky' so persevere.
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Post by fgclark123 on Wed 07 Feb 2018, 8:56 pm

Ok, nice one. Can you see my original shots? I don't have item 8, the inner bolt... I'll get me pliers, fingers crossed she'll budge.
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Post by fgclark123 on Wed 07 Feb 2018, 10:21 pm

She did! But 1 step forward, 2 steps back.

Out came the small widget in the image attached, leaving the rest behind inside. I guess it's an after market add on.

Is there anything else to do, except hunt for a bolt, and pray it fits with the screw? Any other trick to get it out? Cheers
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Post by fgclark123 on Wed 07 Feb 2018, 10:22 pm

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Post by Beresford on Thu 08 Feb 2018, 2:34 pm

That's certainly not the standard bar weight.
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Post by fgclark123 on Thu 08 Feb 2018, 4:00 pm

Are bar end bolts standardised, do you know?

Cheers, mught save me buying a ton of bolts, if I can get a standard one.
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Post by davecb5002 on Thu 08 Feb 2018, 5:09 pm

Existing bolt for bar ends is M6 x 70mm long. Cap bolt Very Happy
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Post by GollyGosh on Thu 08 Feb 2018, 8:48 pm

Honda schematics show M6x55 for the naked and M6x95 for the 'S' (I've not checked all years)

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Post by fgclark123 on Thu 08 Feb 2018, 10:24 pm

brilliant thanks all
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Post by davecb5002 on Thu 08 Feb 2018, 10:26 pm

The length does not really matter if you are just trying to get the old rubbers out
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Post by fgclark123 on Sat 10 Feb 2018, 3:02 pm

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The plot thickens...

attached photo shows what I guess are the rubber material bunged in there.

Any idea what tool to use to pick them out?

Ps. it was an M8, not an M6 bolt...!

The saga of the bar end weights continues...
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Post by fgclark123 on Mon 12 Feb 2018, 3:17 am

Well, I finally fitted the wind deflectors, unbelievably how one thing leads to another on these jobs.
One thing - when re-fitting the throttle grip, I had to twist and push it over the plastic sleeve that sits on that grip, and at one point something went snap. It all seems fine, but I think that whatever holds the sleeve in place may have come unstuck.
As I say, it all seems fine. There is a tiny amount of movement in the switch unit there, but otherwise no issues... If anyone thinks otherwise, let me know!
Thanks otherwise, good to get this done.

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