The penguin's motorcycling and Jeep blog

Monday, June 23, 2008

Tip for removing the bar-end weights on a V-Strom

Do *NOT* unscrew the long screw all the way! The bar end weights are held in by a nut compressing a rubber washer. If you unscrew the long screw all the way, the nut will get left behind in the handlebar! Instead, loosen the long screw just enough so you can easily turn the bar-end weight. Then yank.

And oh, if you DO happen to do this, the nut can be extracted using the cleaning rod for a Camelbak reservoir, the long one with the little brush on the end. Just push it through until it goes through the hole in the nut, pull back, and the bristles will catch the nut just enough to pull it out.

Yeah, you know how I know this... :-).

-- Badtux the "oops!" Penguin

4 comments:

Bustednuckles said...

I'm not saying a damn thing.

BadTux said...

Because you'd never do something that stupid, right?

- Badtux the Wrenchin' Penguin

Bustednuckles said...

No, because I have done EXACTLY that kind of thing before! Lots of times unfortunately.

BadTux said...

There's a reason why I have an excellent collection of magnets mounted on rods, wire coat hangers, various dental picks with a variety of "hooks" on them, and so forth in my garage. Hmm, decoration. Err, yeah, that's right. All that crap is just for decoration! LOL.

- Badtux the "Nothing to see here!" Penguin