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Offline himaro

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So, the lovely wind we're having here just blew over my bike.  :dl_soapbox: The damage report is
Bent bar end
Potentially (unlikely) bent handlebar
Fuel leaked out of the overflow as the tank was nearly full.
Torn bike cover

So what thread am I looking for to get new bar ends? I've got an AL2. I'm assuming manufacturers use different threads, because of course they do...

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Re: Size of thread for bar ends? Cursed wind blew my bike over!
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 15:11:59 »
do you mean the bar end has broken off or just bent if bent you  should be able to loosen of the screw in the end and work the rubber out of the bar and straighten if required or replace the whole thing, they work by expanding a rubber tube inside the bar when the screw outside the bar end is tightened

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Re: Size of thread for bar ends? Cursed wind blew my bike over!
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 15:17:27 »
If it's just the screw that's been bent and nothing else £4.13 +p&p from Robinsons Foundry. But as has been said, maybe it would straighten.
 
https://www.robinsonsfoundry.co.uk/shop/online-store/Suzuki-parts-finder/dl-v-strom/DL650/k7-l0-2007-2010.htm#!dl650k7handlebar2
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Re: Size of thread for bar ends? Cursed wind blew my bike over!
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 16:05:49 »
Ordered a new bolt. I don't have any means to straighten the existing one as I live in a flat.
I'm half tempted to talk to the management company here and see if I can store my bike in the push bike sheds!

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Re: Size of thread for bar ends? Cursed wind blew my bike over!
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 20:07:29 »
" if I can store my bike in the push bike sheds!"

Always worth asking.  :thumb:
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Re: Size of thread for bar ends? Cursed wind blew my bike over!
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2020, 20:50:05 »
Did the bike have a cover on it?

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Re: Size of thread for bar ends? Cursed wind blew my bike over!
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2020, 20:53:52 »
Mark, it says in the first post "torn bike cover" so I presume it did. 
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Re: Size of thread for bar ends? Cursed wind blew my bike over!
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2020, 23:17:23 »
I've learnt the hard way not leave the bike on the centre stand with a cover. Side stand is preferred.

I quickly found a position where I could put lhs leaning into a wall and then put the cover over.



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Re: Size of thread for bar ends? Cursed wind blew my bike over!
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2020, 14:04:56 »
I've learnt the hard way not leave the bike on the centre stand with a cover. Side stand is preferred.

I quickly found a position where I could put lhs leaning into a wall and then put the cover over.

It was on the side stand, I don't have a centre stand!

And, I ordered the screw, but it's a different length (see attached picture)
And guess what the other problem I've got it....

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Re: Size of thread for bar ends? Cursed wind blew my bike over!
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2020, 11:51:45 »
When my AL2 fell over the bolt bent, luckily because I work in engineering, we stock a wide selection of bolts and I just swapped it out and it was a standard pitch 6mm bolt.

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Re: Size of thread for bar ends? Cursed wind blew my bike over!
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2020, 14:50:32 »
Himaro.

Not sure if you still want a bar end weight bolt/screw..? 
I was rummaging around today at home and found these.
They are 80mm long and came off my K6 Vee, I think they are the same .
You can have everything in the picture for the price of a stamped addressed envelope...  :thumb:

PM me if you want them .

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Re: Size of thread for bar ends? Cursed wind blew my bike over!
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2020, 18:42:45 »
If he doesn't want them them I'll have them.... please 
Look at the clock and the calendar.
It'll never be now again.
So just get out and do it.
As fast as you possibly can.
Because .........
Nothing travels faster than the speed of time.

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Re: Size of thread for bar ends? Cursed wind blew my bike over!
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2020, 18:54:04 »
OK .. we shall give it a few days , if I don't hear anything they are yours brockett.. :thumb:

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Re: Size of thread for bar ends? Cursed wind blew my bike over!
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2020, 21:17:08 »
Yes of course, there's no hurry.
Look at the clock and the calendar.
It'll never be now again.
So just get out and do it.
As fast as you possibly can.
Because .........
Nothing travels faster than the speed of time.

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Re: Size of thread for bar ends? Cursed wind blew my bike over!
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2020, 14:57:13 »
Resolved it in the end. I got a spacer and it worked a charm. Still a bit odd.
Thank you for the offer, shame I didn't spot it sooner