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Author Topic: How do you remove the bar end weights on a 2017 C-spec?  (Read 1729 times)

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Offline G3yost

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Re: How do you remove the bar end weights on a 2017 C-spec?
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2021, 04:14:17 pm »
Here is what using the 19mm Socket method gets you.

It works pretty well. My bar ends kept some of the rubber in them, you can see that in the last image.

To clean this out I used a screw driver like a wedge and a hammer to separate most of the rubber from the bar end. Then I used pliers to pull out the rubber chunks remaining.

Doing this, then putting a very thin coat of grease on my bar end blinkers has got me a good result.

Offline G3yost

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Re: How do you remove the bar end weights on a 2017 C-spec?
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2021, 04:39:27 pm »
(I will probably be putting all this info, and more about the how to of what I have done to my bike in a solo thread in future, but for now here's some stuff on topic-ish)

There were already holes in my bar ends that I could use for cable routing.

- One obscured by the throttle. For the right side I just slid the throttle down the bar a tad to leave the hole un-covered.
- The other by the blinker and lighting controls. This hole is used as a "locking pin hole" for these controls. I filed down the bump that goes into that hole so I could slide the controls farther up the bars.

As a note for electrical setup. If you have blinkers that are just blinkers, NOT running lights use just the blinker and ground connections. That's how I have mine setup.

If you are straight up removing the blinkers from the front of your C-Spec I would recommend removing the whole "Headlight Stay" and replacing it with a standard bolt headlight mount. My local Yamaha dealer wanted $30 for one out the door (1TP-8411A-00-00), Partzilla want's $25 for them. I would say support your local dealer. It's a 1-1 swap and the hardest part is getting your wrench into the triple tree to remove the bolts. You could also just use a grinder and cut the "wings" off the stock mount.

If you have any questions feel free to ask and I can help. If it's not terribly painful to pull it apart I will also do that and get some pictures.

Offline lunkhead

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Re: How do you remove the bar end weights on a 2017 C-spec?
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2021, 08:14:28 pm »
- One obscured by the throttle. For the right side I just slid the throttle down the bar a tad to leave the hole un-covered.
- The other by the blinker and lighting controls. This hole is used as a "locking pin hole" for these controls. I filed down the bump that goes into that hole so I could slide the controls farther up the bars.
It's a bad idea to remove the nub that keeps the throttle housing from turning. Just drill a new hole. The older aluminum housings didn't need a locking nub because they relied on the clamping force of a rigid metal that won't slip no matter how hard you twisted the grip. The plastic housings will slip eventually and will have to be repaired with a screw or replaced. I've fixed a few that had the nub broken off because the whole housing just gave loose. On some bikes, the housing could twist so far that it block the front brake lever.

It sounds like srinath got the whole piece out but G3yost broke the rubber and still has the outer sleeve stuck in there. Different methods or was one just a tighter fit?
« Last Edit: November 13, 2021, 08:16:18 pm by lunkhead »
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Offline G3yost

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Re: How do you remove the bar end weights on a 2017 C-spec?
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2021, 09:01:46 pm »
I didn't have a throttle nub, only a nub on the electronics cluster on the left bar.

I would agree removing a nub that keeps the throttle housing from turning would be a bad idea, but there was not one in the first place on my bike so...

I removed the left one using a 6mmX65mm long bolt and a 19mm socket as in place of the PVC pipe. The bar end now is installed in the socket wrench. So Dont do that. I also would have removed it if I had a vice etc etc. So I'll get it out soon.
Cool.
Srinath.

I used a shorter bolt, but otherwise the same technique, unless my $1 each pawn store sockets were some how different from Sinraths. I would have sincerely preferred if the whole housing came out instead of just tearing the rubber.

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Re: How do you remove the bar end weights on a 2017 C-spec?
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2021, 05:32:20 am »
- One obscured by the throttle. For the right side I just slid the throttle down the bar a tad to leave the hole un-covered.
- The other by the blinker and lighting controls. This hole is used as a "locking pin hole" for these controls. I filed down the bump that goes into that hole so I could slide the controls farther up the bars.
It's a bad idea to remove the nub that keeps the throttle housing from turning. Just drill a new hole. The older aluminum housings didn't need a locking nub because they relied on the clamping force of a rigid metal that won't slip no matter how hard you twisted the grip. The plastic housings will slip eventually and will have to be repaired with a screw or replaced. I've fixed a few that had the nub broken off because the whole housing just gave loose. On some bikes, the housing could twist so far that it block the front brake lever.

It sounds like srinath got the whole piece out but G3yost broke the rubber and still has the outer sleeve stuck in there. Different methods or was one just a tighter fit?

Well my left one came out intact, the right one came out like yost's did. Then I meant to drill it out with the right sized drill, but haven't got around to that.
Cool.
Srinath.