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Just got a pair of Yoshimura Bar Ends in the mail last night. They are designed for the 250R but our bars are exactly the same. The install for these was a PAIN IN THE A$$!!! Hardest install ever, seriously!! I broke 2 screwdrivers doing this. The

Just got a pair of Yoshimura Bar Ends in the mail last night. They are designed for the 250R but our bars are exactly the same. The install for these was a PAIN IN THE A$$!!! Hardest install ever, seriously!! I broke 2 screwdrivers doing this. The screws holding in the stock bar ends are about 2" long and the are fully covered in red lock tight!! I tried heating them up with a torch and nothing seemed to work until I started to beat on them with a hammer. That being said the install tool about 1/2 hour, to remove 2 screws and install 2 screws. I dont have any pics at the moment but this will give you the idea of what it looks like:
http://www.yoshimura-rd.com/ps-4405-2021-bar-ends.aspx



Its just something small, it cost me all of $30 to do this haha.. No one would probably even notice the difference but someone that knows about the bike to begin with haha..

But one thing I notice is that the stock ones are HEAVY, and these weigh next to nothing.. It dosnt seem to make a difference though in handling..
 
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Yea the stock ones are always a paint to take off. What torch were you using?

Yea the stock ones are always a paint to take off. What torch were you using?
 
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I have a small propane torch, one that is about 12" tall or so.. I seen a guy on youtube using a torch to take the bolts off but it just wouldnt work for me..

I have a small propane torch, one that is about 12" tall or so.. I seen a guy on youtube using a torch to take the bolts off but it just wouldnt work for me..
 
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those ends look really sharp!

those ends look really sharp!
 
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Seems like more trouble than its worth

Seems like more trouble than its worth
 
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No way :)

Had to come off sooner of later to change the grips haha.. There would of been no problem if Kawi did not use so much lock tight on a Phillips screw! Use less lock tight or go with a socket head bolt and the problem is solved :)


No way :)

Had to come off sooner of later to change the grips haha.. There would of been no problem if Kawi did not use so much lock tight on a Phillips screw! Use less lock tight or go with a socket head bolt and the problem is solved :)
 
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