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mumblemouth

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on: May 14, 2015, 12:16:49 am
Hey guys..do you any of you have a good technique to remove the bar ends for the handle bars? I have a 2012 c5. The anti vibration bar ends are held in place with Hex head bolts. I've tried my Allen keys, but to no avail...don't know if they are just too tight or if there's a proper technique. Thanks!


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Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 09:15:59 am
They're just tight... real tight.  i removed mine with a bit, rather a lot of effort.


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Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 12:44:45 pm
FYI, they are metric.


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Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 01:43:28 pm
Cool thanks..I tried using the correct sized Allen key with a pipe over it for extra leverage..but still to no avail...


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Reply #4 on: May 14, 2015, 04:32:34 pm
When I've found bolts that are stuck like that I hit them with a little Kano Kroil penetrating oil and let them sit overnight- That stuff works miracles
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Reply #5 on: May 14, 2015, 08:47:29 pm
Thanks guys. I've also noticed there's little notches on the throttle tube. When switching out grips, so like for some biltwells, is it necessary to buy a new tube, or will they fit over the little notches as well?


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Reply #6 on: May 15, 2015, 02:14:12 am
I recently installed coke bottle grips on my C5.  The outside end of the throttle had to be nipped off with sharp cutters to allow the grip to fit.  I filled the grip with mineral spirits to get it very wet and then poured the bulk of the spirits over the plastic tube to make things very slippery.  Slip the grip on and position it so as not to impede the throttle from snapping back to off.  Allow to dry or use compressed air to blow off excess spirits.


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Reply #7 on: May 15, 2015, 12:21:47 pm
For clarification--Don't cut the end of the tube off, just clip the little spikes at the end of tube enough to let the new grip slip on.  It may be necessary to re-adjust the play in your throttle cables when completed. I am very happy with the coke bottle grips however others work well also.




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Reply #9 on: May 15, 2015, 11:09:38 pm
Well done for installation of grips, BUT much more work than necessary.  Also there is a tool for removing golf club grips that works very well for removing motorcycle grips.  I was able to save my original grips for future use if wanted.  Also a judicious amount of hair spray works well to slip the grips on and it dries like glue. But  hurry on the application as it dries quickly.


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Reply #10 on: May 19, 2015, 12:29:51 pm
X2 on the hairspray works very well.