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    so when i bought the bike last year, it had 2 different color bar ends. so i bought a set to put in and when i took the old ones out, i found out that the previous owner somehow tack-welded a nut inside the handlebars on both sides and just screwed the bar end into the nut. any ideas on how to break the welds and get the damn nuts out of there?? i'll attempt to take a pic and post...
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  • #2
    I could be wrong, but I think it came that way from the factory...
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    • #3
      Thats how our bikes come from the factory

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      • #4
        my garage:
        96 Kat 750, stage 1 jet, 4-1 w/ slip-on, led's all around, 10000k HID headlight, 42t rear sprocket
        03 Audi A4...SOLD, 1.8t quattro, APR stage 2, 18's, eyelids, rear lip spoiler, 3" tp, apr sport catback, apr BOV, 380cc injectors, 250hp, 300lb/ft...
        97 Isuzu Rodeo, tint, stereo, tow hitch.. nuff said...

        find me on facebook.. festerfm@yahoo.com

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        • #5
          Factory bars have nuts welded in them to secure the bar ends. If you want to use aftermarkets ends with the expanding anchors you'd have to remove the welded in nuts.
          Chris

          Originally posted by jetmerritt
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          • #6
            how would u remove them?

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            • #7
              Personally---- Take your time with a dremel,

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              • #8
                get you a few diferant sizes of drill bits and go to town. thats what i did trust me u cant mess it up it so eazy.

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                • #9
                  Is that bar still in good shape?
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                  • #10
                    OK really dumb question. Why don't they just keep the tube hollow so you could just "plug" a bar end without using a screw? You know, just kinda pushing a piece of rubber slightly smaller than the diameter of the hole? I broke a screw off in one of my bar ends from an ebay set. Thinking about using jb weld or something to hold the end on. I just bought new grips so I doubt I will be changing anytime soon.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by redciv1 View Post
                      OK really dumb question. Why don't they just keep the tube hollow so you could just "plug" a bar end without using a screw? You know, just kinda pushing a piece of rubber slightly smaller than the diameter of the hole? I broke a screw off in one of my bar ends from an ebay set. Thinking about using jb weld or something to hold the end on. I just bought new grips so I doubt I will be changing anytime soon.
                      How would they be able to sell the bars for 20 bucks unless they made them special.
                      And since we're on the subject, why not just buy 2 one foot lengths of 7/8" tube and make your own bars that you could put whatever ends on?

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