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    I purchased the Motogadget Bar End Turn Signals and it calls for removing the stock bar end weights. I’ve seen two VERY different answers on these weights. First, I’ve heard you can loosen the weight by turning the set screw on the end and remove the whole thing. Second, I’ve heard they are welded in and won’t come out at all. Which scenario is right? Thanks!

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    They are not going to come out that easy but they will come out.

    If you remove the grips you will 2 holes on the bottom of the bars (on each side) that you can drill out to release the connection to the bars.

    Then drill and tap a hole in the end of the weight so you can attach a slide hammer and knock them out of the bars.

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    I installed a set on a friends 109. I ground the welds and pushed the weight deeper in the bars a few inches. I then used the hole from the ground weld to run the wire and it allowed it to exit the bar right in the switch clamshell. I then ran the wires alomg the factory ones to the headlight bucket. It sucked, but looks great!

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    I appreciate the input. Sucks they weld those weights in now...

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    What they said. I couldn't find the thread to deal with them before spending hours drilling through them to run heated grip wires. I blame BCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingCircus View Post
    What they said. I couldn't find the thread to deal with them before spending hours drilling through them to run heated grip wires. I blame BCS

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    It's not my place to say how far
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    Nor even clang the bell.

    But let the damn thing jump the track
    And see who catches hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bering_C_Sparky View Post
    It's not my place to run the train
    The whistle I can't blow.

    It's not my place to say how far
    The train's allowed to go.

    It's not my place to shoot off steam
    Nor even clang the bell.

    But let the damn thing jump the track
    And see who catches hell.

    BCS



    LOL. Gotta blame someone other than myself and your name came up when I was doing 1 potato, 2 potato, 3 potato 4, 5 potato 6 potato 7 potatoes more

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    So I guess this time I'm the Mr Bus Driver and I threw you under it

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    It was painful. I figured they were a couple inches long. Definitely not Chinese steel. slow going and used probably a quart of oil

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