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Old 04-29-2014, 10:55 PM
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hey guys ive got a 03 f4i and i was trying to replace the bar ends, on the clutch side the bar end wont fit because the bolt sticks out too far ( the nut and washer inside the handlebar wont move) and on the right side there is no nut or washer inside the handlebar...anybody got some tips on how i can fix this? are the nuts and washers not supposed to move? what do i need to do to get the bar end to sit flush where it wont stick out on the clutch side and what do i do about the throttle side not having a washer and nut in it? the vibration in the handle bars is kind of bad and after about 30 minutes my hands are numb as heck. please help me fix this!!! sorry if its a noob question lol
Old 04-29-2014, 10:57 PM
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Any pictures??
Old 04-30-2014, 04:40 AM
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Pictures are always a good thing.

Sounds to me like you need new bar end weights. Here is a description.

You need to remove the grip (and throttle tube if it is the RHS handlebar weight). A few inches from the end of the bar is a small hole, into that hole is a metal tab that has been bent up from the inside when the inner weight was installed. To remove the weight you need to bend that tab back into the handlebar. At that point it is only held in place by a rubber bung and can be worked out.
When putting new ones in adjust accordingly to give you the desired position of the bar end. That will solve the clutch side and the throttle side well a new weight would handle that! Good luck.
Old 04-30-2014, 09:39 AM
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I'll snap some pics when I get near the bike. And I guess there's no tab or whatever on the throttle side because the inner tube is empty lol nothing for the bar end to screw into. And any idea where I can get the inner weight?
Old 04-30-2014, 10:17 AM
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i picked up an assembly from the dealership for about 30 dollars in canada. This included the two rubber ends, the weight, and the clip. Pretty easy install took me about 20 minutes. pm if u need any help.
Old 04-30-2014, 01:12 PM
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You need to to take out the internal dampers from the handlebar.

Spray some lube into the handlebar, install the old end cap back on 1/2 way, and tap the end cap bolt w/rubber mallet gently to loosen the damper inside the bar, pull (hard) on the end cap to get the whole unit out from within the handlebar.
Old 05-04-2014, 07:09 PM
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update, it was the rubber piece from the previous bar end that was stuck in there...drilled it out, and got it in within 5 minutes. finally my hands dont go to sleep after 10 miles now lol
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