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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-18-2009, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Handlebar ends/caps removal?

Crazy tight, is there some trick to getting them loose?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-18-2009, 10:43 PM
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for some reason the factory uses red locktite on them - if you heat the ends up carfully with a torch or heat gun, that will help to loosen it, but be careful not to melt the grips You can also try an impact wrench - the manual kind that you hit with a hammer - they cost like $10, but be careful not to strip the head of the screw

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-18-2009, 11:37 PM
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heat them first and then use an impact hammer, otherwise you'll strip the head and then you'll need to cut them off.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-19-2009, 01:34 AM
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i heated it up with a heatgun for about 2 minutes.
used a big screwdriver (pretty long too)
and got it out.

just gotta get that loctite heated up and it's pretty easy there on.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-19-2009, 07:21 PM
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I had the same issue when removing mine. I used an impact driver and they came off with no problems. I didn't need to heat them up. Granted, they were crazy tight, though.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-19-2009, 08:21 PM
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Just to clarify, you don't need an impact driver. It does however make it easier to come off.
Good heat will get the job done, with a big enough head on a philips screwdriver.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-22-2009, 02:05 PM
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Torches, heat guns, impact hammers? I used my socket set and a little elbow grease. Really not that hard!
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-10-2017, 12:31 PM
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7 years later and still usefull

I know this is an older post, but it helped me just now! The screws where nearly all the way stripped, I used a kitchen torch and went at it for at least a minute then used a power drill. It finally came off and I was so relieved.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2017, 02:11 AM
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I took a drill to it then used those retracing bits work great and you can find the screw usually at any big hardware store
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