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post #11 of 13 Old 05-15-2016, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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Their stuff sure seems well designed and fabricated!
They are, but they ruin it right at the very end with the stickers they put on. They aren't curved to fit the tube very well, but thankfully they are very easily removed

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So, here the success story. Second attempt was a no go.

Third attempt...

I started the bike and waited until I got nearly full bars on the temp guage and the AUX fan came on. I turned of the bike, was mindful of the hot exhaust and main bolt came off like butter. It was very easy to get off. It appears that a very small amount of loctite is used.

That does the trick.

Hot tip: If it won't come off, warm up the engine first and try again. Don't strip the bolt or ruin your tools.

Good luck!
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They are, but they ruin it right at the very end with the stickers they put on. They aren't curved to fit the tube very well, but thankfully they are very easily removed
I like the stickers on mine and consider their contouring to be entirely satisfactory. Perhaps yours were fitted by the 16 year old apprentice

I have both the SW M crash bars and rack. Quality, design, fit , finish, instructions, packaging and value all very good in my opinion.

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So, here the success story. Second attempt was a no go.

Third attempt...

I started the bike and waited until I got nearly full bars on the temp guage and the AUX fan came on. I turned of the bike, was mindful of the hot exhaust and main bolt came off like butter. It was very easy to get off. It appears that a very small amount of loctite is used.

That does the trick.

Hot tip: If it won't come off, warm up the engine first and try again. Don't strip the bolt or ruin your tools.

Good luck!
A nicely elegant solution !

Don't know if I would have thought of that, probably would have just reached for my propane heat gun.

Less is more - You can only use 150hp .001% of the time, but you can use 150kg 100% of the time ...........


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