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post #1 of 14 Old Feb 10th, 2008, 2:59 pm Thread Starter
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Help with handle bar cover !

I am removing all the plastic on my 05 KLT to install Ohlins. I got 3 of the 4 screws out of the handle bar covers { one side removed }. The last screw will not come out . Some how the torx is striped. I tried a screw extractor and that broke off. What do I do now ? If I brake the cover off where can I get a used one ? Or is there another way ?
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post #2 of 14 Old Feb 10th, 2008, 4:00 pm
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Mike, the two screws underneath the bars hold the upper half on....once you remove it....there are two screws that go through metal tabs to hold on the lower cover.

I had one of the brass "nuts" come loose on mine.....the screw would turn.....but not come out.........because the "nut" was spinning as well....

I just put some E6000 adhesive on the round knurled brass "nut" and pushed it into the hole in the plastic bar cover where it belonged.......after it dryed.....all is good again.

Which screw is messed up?

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The screw on the left handle bar cover the one closest to the key. It is on the under side of the cover .
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I would be willing to bet that you have the same thing going on that I did. If you have the other screw out ....you should be able to give the upper cover a tug upwards and it should come off leaving behind the screw and brass"nut" that has come loose from the upper plastic bar cover. once you have the upper cover off,...you should be able to separate the brass "nut" and the screw that you have boogered up....probably just using your fingers or some pliers. Then get a new screw and using some E6000 adhesive....glue the brass "nut" back into the upper bar cover.

Let me know how this goes.

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As Brian says, the brass insert should come out if it's spinning. If you can still turn the screw try turning it while using a putty knife to gently spread the cover halves. If you do end up braking the cover they aren't all that expensive new and beemerboneyard or one of the other salvage yards usually have used ones fairly cheap.
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I am removing all the plastic on my 05 KLT to install Ohlins. I got 3 of the 4 screws out of the handle bar covers { one side removed }. The last screw will not come out . Some how the torx is striped. I tried a screw extractor and that broke off. What do I do now ? If I brake the cover off where can I get a used one ? Or is there another way ?
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Torx?

The handlebar cover screws on both my '00 and '05 LT's were allen head screws.

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post #7 of 14 Old Feb 10th, 2008, 6:26 pm
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+1 for Allen Head screws


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I agree, my 2005 has allen head screws on the handle covers.


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+1 my 2000 has allen heads. (Since we are keeping score)

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My 99 has allen screws - just had it off last week.
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02' does also, just had to say since I had mine off for the first time.


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02' does also, just had to say since I had mine off for the first time.
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That is interesting . I used torx to take the other 3 out and checked it with the torx once out . I will take a closer look at it tonight. The boneyard will sell only the complete set of plastic for $105.
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It's not unusual to get away with using a Torx on an allen however it doesn't take much to spin the tool in the fastener. Try again with an allen, you may need to tap the wrench into the fastener if you messed up the head but it should work.
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