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bahoffman7

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bahoffman7 says:

BAR ENDS STUCK SOLID!!!!!

I am wanting to purchase some bar ends for my new bike. Problem is the existing ones are stuck solid! One of them the end screw is rounded so have attempted to drill it out, it is like drilling through armored plate.

Any ideas???????????  :mad:

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tomhamments

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Posts: 22

tomhamments says:

bar ends...

turned out screws are easily (he says) removed by sawing a line through the top with a hacksaw and then using a flathead screw driver to turn it out, but, thinking about the geography of a bar end, that way could be hard because it be maybe in-accesible for the saw to reach the head as the top of the bar end will protrude the screw...

without seeing it its hard to gauge how to go about it, could the above mentioned hacksaw cut directly through the bar end and into the middle where it would then split off leaving the screw sticking out and easily turned?

all else failing wack a load of wd40 into the end and see if that helps loosen the screws!

hope that helps.

Tom.

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

mole grips...

lock them onto the bar ends and try turning them off.

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

or..

try knocking a slightly larger (than the hole you drilled) allen key in and try turning that...

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52 Black Shadow

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if they are stuck solid why do they need replacing?

Are you just replacing them for cosmetic reasons?  If so it may be easier to paint the old ones in situ, rather than fail to remove them and end up with more of a mess?

 

Ride safe,

 

Shad.

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von41

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von41 says:

bahoffman7...

I take it you have already got your replacement bar-ends ?

if so... then you could grind the screw-heads out or off.. this would definitely bugger up your old bar-ends!!  but would make it easy to remove them.. thus no damage to your handlebars..

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joeslow

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joeslow says:

Forget WD40

Plus gas is the only releasing fluid that works.



WD40 is fine for maintenance; see link

WD40

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big alan

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big alan says:

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grind the end off then plusgas the thread then use mole grips to unscrew it

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