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Re: GT650R - RH Handlebar snapped off
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2018, 10:58:52 AM »


Congratulations on the new girlfriend.

For some reason the last time I did one of these, I had the front wheel off, and dropped the fork leg down, to get a whole new unit in there. I'm pretty sure it can be done from the top, as I've forgotten why I had to do it the other way last time.
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Re: GT650R - RH Handlebar snapped off
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2018, 12:50:55 PM »


Congratulations on the new girlfriend.

For some reason the last time I did one of these, I had the front wheel off, and dropped the fork leg down, to get a whole new unit in there. I'm pretty sure it can be done from the top, as I've forgotten why I had to do it the other way last time.
Lol not going near her again after the whole incident. I donít need more drama and damaged bikes.

Definitely know I donít need to take the wheel off haha maybe you were fitting a whole new top yolk and stuff? I got the old bar out but couldnít get the actual clip on part out coz I dont have a spammer big enough for the centre stem head nut so add that to the list of things I need to buy to fix the damage


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Re: GT650R - RH Handlebar snapped off
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2018, 01:00:49 AM »


I'd like to have a huge adjustable spanner or a Stilson the size of my leg, or some 4ft bolt cutters.

Sometimes the joy of tools is in the purchase even if they're useless. Will a $45 wrench ever get used? Nah. Will it provide me with an instant hit of retail therapy worth a full $45? Not entirely. Will I still buy one if I want to? Oh heeeeell yeah.
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Re: GT650R - RH Handlebar snapped off
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2018, 02:00:09 AM »


Lol not going near her again after the whole incident. I donít need more drama and damaged bikes.

Definitely know I donít need to take the wheel off haha maybe you were fitting a whole new top yolk and stuff? I got the old bar out but couldnít get the actual clip on part out coz I dont have a spammer big enough for the centre stem head nut so add that to the list of things I need to buy to fix the damage


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You don't need to take the wheel off or the top yoke. just undo the pinch bolts and slide the fork legs down. Then replace both clipons the stock ones are made from Korean Cheese, just get some from ebay probably cheaper too.
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Re: GT650R - RH Handlebar snapped off
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2018, 11:42:29 AM »


Lol not going near her again after the whole incident. I donít need more drama and damaged bikes.

Definitely know I donít need to take the wheel off haha maybe you were fitting a whole new top yolk and stuff? I got the old bar out but couldnít get the actual clip on part out coz I dont have a spammer big enough for the centre stem head nut so add that to the list of things I need to buy to fix the damage


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You don't need to take the wheel off or the top yoke. just undo the pinch bolts and slide the fork legs down. Then replace both clipons the stock ones are made from Korean Cheese, just get some from ebay probably cheaper too.
Got one handlebar (the one I need) posted express post today. Down the track Iíll replace both again with aftermarket ones but I just needed one ASAP. How do I slide the fork legs down without taking the wheel off? Lol


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Re: GT650R - RH Handlebar snapped off
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2018, 02:41:47 PM »

You don't need to take the wheel off or the top yoke. just undo the pinch bolts and slide the fork legs down. Then replace both clipons the stock ones are made from Korean Cheese, just get some from ebay probably cheaper too.
Got one handlebar (the one I need) posted express post today. Down the track Iíll replace both again with aftermarket ones but I just needed one ASAP. How do I slide the fork legs down without taking the wheel off? Lol


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Undo the clamps and the forks will slide down...
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Re: GT650R - RH Handlebar snapped off
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2018, 08:37:48 PM »

You don't need to take the wheel off or the top yoke. just undo the pinch bolts and slide the fork legs down. Then replace both clipons the stock ones are made from Korean Cheese, just get some from ebay probably cheaper too.
Got one handlebar (the one I need) posted express post today. Down the track Iíll replace both again with aftermarket ones but I just needed one ASAP. How do I slide the fork legs down without taking the wheel off? Lol


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Undo the clamps and the forks will slide down...
Tried that.. they wonít budge. And what exactly is holding the bike up once I slide the forks down?


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Re: GT650R - RH Handlebar snapped off
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2018, 08:49:45 PM »


Tried that.. they wonít budge. And what exactly is holding the bike up once I slide the forks down?


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I used a really strong bloke to hold the bike up while I took the wheel off, dropped the fork down, switched the handlebar over, and popped the wheel back on. He was holding it by the steering part of the frame. We were more or less at the roadside and didn't have much choice.

If you don't have access to a bloke with arms like a rhino's legs, an engine hoist will do.
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Re: GT650R - RH Handlebar snapped off
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2018, 08:52:18 PM »


Tried that.. they wonít budge. And what exactly is holding the bike up once I slide the forks down?


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I used a really strong bloke to hold the bike up while I took the wheel off, dropped the fork down, switched the handlebar over, and popped the wheel back on. He was holding it by the steering part of the frame. We were more or less at the roadside and didn't have much choice.

If you don't have access to a bloke with arms like a rhino's legs, an engine hoist will do.
Yeah most likely not an option for me haha. If the wheel was to come off Iíd rather a shop do it not me. Iíve had a lot of bad luck lately I donít need anymore of it haha.


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