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Bar End Weights

New owner here. Considering bar end mirrors as I use on my other bikes. But weight doesn't come off easily. Insert the proper
hex key, and the whole weight turns, not just the screw. Suggestions?

Thanks, John
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Google “Kawasaki Versys-X 300 bar weight removal” and you will find several methods.
You have found (like most) that the way you have tried does not work. The bar weight is friction fit with retaining clips near the end of the handle bar. The first time may involve compressing the clips (I used safety wire), pulling, and twisting at the same time. Mine were removed without damage this way.
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From my bar end removal when installing Acerbis hand guards, handlebar risers, new grips (highly recommended on the 300), and weights:
https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...47-post11.html

My biggest tip: this is a pain in the ass, so get the biggest bang for your buck while the bar end weights are off (why we used the occasion to install hand guards w/ aluminum spines, new grips, and bar end weights).

Also, you know what you like, John, but perhaps consider the doubletake mirrors w/ ram mounts which have been a great mod for my 300.

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From my bar end removal when installing Acerbis hand guards, handlebar risers, new grips (highly recommended on the 300), and weights:
https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...47-post11.html

My biggest tip: this is a pain in the ass, so get the biggest bang for your buck while the bar end weights are off (why we used the occasion to install hand guards w/ aluminum spines, new grips, and bar end weights).

Also, you know what you like, John, but perhaps consider the doubletake mirrors w/ ram mounts which have been a great mod for my 300.

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Thanks for your input and welcome. Just looked at the Doubletake mirrors and was quite impressed. Hadn't seen them before. If I were to use them, wouldn't need to remove the weights! Maybe win/win.

Thanks, John
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New owner here. Considering bar end mirrors as I use on my other bikes. But weight doesn't come off easily. Insert the proper
hex key, and the whole weight turns, not just the screw. Suggestions?

Thanks, John
here you go;
https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...ki-others.html
FYI one thing that is missed in the video is how the bar end weight is tightened inside the handle bar. Anyone familiar with double expansion anchors for concrete https://www.confast.com/product-1-2-...ansion-anchor/
Basically the whole grip is the assembly, the Allen head is the tightening bolt, so holding onto the grip and loosening the Allen head will relieve pressure on the compression part, look at the video, one thing, only loosen the Allen bolt a couple turns.

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here you go;
https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...ki-others.html
FYI one thing that is missed in the video is how the bar end weight is tightened inside the handle bar. Anyone familiar with double expansion anchors for concrete https://www.confast.com/product-1-2-...ansion-anchor/
Basically the whole grip is the assembly, the Allen head is the tightening bolt, so holding onto the grip and loosening the Allen head will relieve pressure on the compression part, look at the video, one thing, only loosen the Allen bolt a couple turns.
onewizard, thanks for that reply. Found the video quite helpful. Seeing what's inside helps figure out removal techniques.

After a couple of rides yesterday, I may have changed my mind on this whole project. Got the stock mirrors adjusted to the point that I
quite like them!

Thanks, John
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