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Old 02-02-2013, 03:51 PM   #1
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Hand Guards 08 R1200GSA

I am installing a set of Barkbusters type hand guards (Moose Racing) on a 08 R1200GSA. Attempting to remove the T-55 Torx bolt that holds the near worthless plastic BMW hand shield (I would not call them a guard) to the bars, the bolt backed out easy for about 3/16" and then locked solid. It almost feels like there is a jam nut on the back side, I think if I had the leverage I could spin the bike in a circle before the bolt would turn. The bolt tightens back up with no problem. I have spayed the bolt with Kroil and am letting it soak in over night. Anyone have an idea why the bold is locking up?

If I get the bolt out my plan is to drill and tap the M12 Torx bolt with a M8 down the center to attach the Barkbuster.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:07 PM   #2
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My 07 did something similar on the throttle side bolt. Sprayed in some liquid wrench, held the bar end weight with a strap wrench, then started working it in and out, bit by bit. Squirted in some more LW every once in a while. Worked.
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