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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-23-2017, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Stock bar end removal

Iím trying to replace the Versys-Xís stock, original equipment, bar ends. When I turn the 5mm allen head bolt securing them inside the handlebar, the complete bar end weight turns with the allen head 5mm bolt, and doesnít loosen. I tried to hold the exterior of the bar end while turning the 5mm bolt but still couldnít keep the complete unit from turning. I could probably secure the bar end by using an adjustable vise grip, but that would probably destroy the finish of the stock bar ends.
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I removed the bar end weights....briefly, you will be removing about a 5” insert and must twist the entire unit out of the handlebars. I compressed the retaining clips with safety wire, turned the Allen bolt, and pulled the entire unit out without a whole lot of effort.

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Whisperquiet,
I really appreciate you help and video on how to remove the bar ends from our Versys-X 300 Bikes. I have remove the left side bar end using the method in the video you sent. The only difference between my method and the video is that I didnít use any lubricant. I simply used a 5mm T-handle hex wrench and kept turning the 5mm bolt in the bar end and pulling out on the bar end. Took awhile but came out successfully.
Iíll be doing the throttle side bar end tomorrow, and Iíll be using lubricant to speed things up as was in your video.
Thanks a lot for your help and the attached video.
Have a nice holiday weekend.
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Whisperquiet,
What did you buy or use to replace your stock bar-ends
Did you use hand guards, bark busters, or some other brand of weighted bar ends?
I’m interested to know.

I hope other riders will also respond to this message to share what they found or used to replace the stock bar-ends.
Thanks,
PCG

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Whisperquiet,
I really appreciate you help and video on how to remove the bar ends from our Versys-X 300 Bikes. I have remove the left side bar end using the method in the video you sent. The only difference between my method and the video is that I didnít use any lubricant. I simply used a 5mm T-handle hex wrench and kept turning the 5mm bolt in the bar end and pulling out on the bar end. Took awhile but came out successfully.
Iíll be doing the throttle side bar end tomorrow, and Iíll be using lubricant to speed things up as was in your video.
Thanks a lot for your help and the attached video.
Have a nice holiday weekend.
PCG
There's the major problem...it always works better with a little lubricant.
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Whisperquiet,
What did you buy or use to replace your stock bar-ends
Did you use hand guards, bark busters, or some other brand of weighted bar ends?
I’m interested to know.

I hope other riders will also respond to this message to share what they found or used to replace the stock bar-ends.
Thanks,
PCG
I removed the bar end weights in order to install Symtec Heat Demon heated grip liners and ProGrip 714 replacement grips. Otherwise, it is almost impossible to remove the old grips and install the new grips due to the diameter of the weights. I did not install any real handguards....only some inexpensive Tusk wind deflectors. So, the OEM inserts and bar end weights were reinstalled.

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