Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North-central Florida
Re: !!!???*&%$#***!! bolt for the handle bar cover
Bob, I'm chuckling sympathetically. I just did a fair amount of wiring on my bike which included mounting some wired accessories on the handlebars, necessitating pulling the trim covers several times. I found the upper bolt, the longer of the two, more troubling. The first time I did the re-assembly I threw down my torx driver in disgust, had a beer, and came back later. The beer didn't help much.
What I did that "sort of" worked was as follows. I have a little rolling stool I sit on that put me at eye level with the bar. I used a 1/4" handle driver with the right torx bit for the bolt head. Make sure the wires along the handlebar are routed so as not to interfere with the two bolt moldings to match up. Leaving the lower screw out to give a little more moveability I pushed the upper bolt in full, then, while looking between the two halves with a flashlight in my teeth, I sort of got things lined up and eventually managed to get the top in position to start threading on the bolt.
Sounds silly, and I felt silly....but eventually I got it to work. Leave the upper bolt a bit loose until the lower one is then installed.
2000 LT - Motorvation Formula II
2004 Burgman 650 (wife's)
Last edited by Roamrider; Sep 8th, 2011 at 7:36 pm.