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Pain in the derrière OE light bars!

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Grumpy Meltdown

Trying to fit them.

The left one is easy, there's space to get the bottom clamp on and room to get my fingers in to get the nut on and room for a spanner to tighten the bolt under the headlamp frame.

The right one is a right pain!

I'm going to have to be a magician to get the bottom clamp behind the frame rail and clipped into bracket!

The top nut is virtually impossible!!

Why? Well there's a small fillet above where the nut goes. Just about enough room for the nut and tail of the bolt, but no bloody room for a finger to hold the nut in place while you screw the bolt up and virtually no room for the spanner.

Oh my aching fingers. 😟

 

Any tips gratefully received.

 

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gonzo

Can you hold it with a magnet just to get it started, ?

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slowboy

Blue tac to hold the nut?

 

just to get a couple of threads on.

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Grumpy Meltdown

Both great ideas, thanks chaps.

I finally managed to get it done by sticking the It to the spanner with masking tape.

No room for a magnet and not got any blue tac.

After much swearing n cursing, the job is done and it's looking good. 😀 

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Radarman
1 hour ago, CFB said:

After much swearing n cursing, the job is done and it's looking good. 😀 

 

Photo or it didn't happen ;)

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Grumpy Meltdown

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Radarman

Nice, Clive :thumbsup:

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Tyler

Looks good, what spots are they, Honda or cree?

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bonekicker

The masking tape to spanner always works--as doe's Blue tac/magnet as long as it helps use whatever is at hand. :thumbsup:

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ChrisS

Looks good, the NC at Motorcycle Live had the spots fitted and it suits the bike.

 

nice job.

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Grumpy Meltdown
9 hours ago, Tyler said:

Looks good, what spots are they, Honda or cree?

 

Theyre just a cheap pair of from a trusted Chinese site.

Abuot £16 IIRC

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Mr Toad

A bit late for this now as you have it sorted but for future reference it may be of use.

 

In situations like the one above I find the best way is a pair of latex gloves then attach the nut to a finger with a spot of superglue, it gives more feel than blue tac or masking tape.

 

The gloves aren't essential but make removing the finger from the nut less painful. :)

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Tyler
3 hours ago, CFB said:

 

Theyre just a cheap pair of from a trusted Chinese site.

Abuot £16 IIRC

 

They look good, do you have a link to their site?

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kayz1

I used a Rivnut, put it on a bolt with a washer behind it and did up the bolt..hayprestO nut ready fitted.

No more prating about each time you have to remove the bars.

 

Edit: i take it you meant the one under the head lamp unit..

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Grumpy Meltdown
14 hours ago, kayz1 said:

I used a Rivnut, put it on a bolt with a washer behind it and did up the bolt..hayprestO nut ready fitted.

No more prating about each time you have to remove the bars.

 

Edit: i take it you meant the one under the head lamp unit..

 

We have a winner!! 

Excellent idea, thanks 🍻

I should have thought of that.

Used to use them all the time when I was doing the sheet.

If I ever have to take them out, I'm straight down to screwfix. 

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Grumpy Meltdown

And now they're fitted, I needed to take the left hand side panels off to tidy up the wiring for the lights, as the routing of the cables was bugging me.

OCD, me, surely not.

Anyway, I now know that you cannot get the lower side panels off without taking the light bars off again! Argh!

I did manage to get the top one off without and am now happy with the cables.

It did create another problem though.

I put the Allen key on top of the fuel tank, as I've done several times before, and accidentally nudged the handlebars as I went to get the bolts.

This was quickly followed by a tinkling sound as it slipped down between the front of the tank and the frame. 😡🙄

I spent an hour or so searching, even taking the footrest hangers off, but couldn't find it.

I've checked all the danger areas, chain, sprocket, suspension etc and it's not anywhere near any of them, so it can damn well stay wherever it is.

I suspect it's in the rectangular plastic box in front of the shock ??

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Mayprop

First job tomorrow, shops, blue tac, masking tape, then plenty more patience, this has been driving me mad. :cry:

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