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How to remove the handlebar stanchion bolt covers?
« on: November 15, 2020, 08:15:37 am »
So on the newer C-14's, there are bolt covers over the bolts holding the handlebar stanchions down? Little plastic discs stuck down in the bolt holes.... so far, I have tried harsh words and stern looks but no success. Of course I can remove them with any type of small prying device but I want to use them again and not toss them and so am trying not to damage them. Does a shot of compressed air work?

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Re: How to remove the handlebar stanchion bolt covers?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2020, 09:44:43 am »
So on the newer C-14's, there are bolt covers over the bolts holding the handlebar stanchions down? Little plastic discs stuck down in the bolt holes.... so far, I have tried harsh words and stern looks but no success. Of course I can remove them with any type of small prying device but I want to use them again and not toss them and so am trying not to damage them. Does a shot of compressed air work?

Mine are long gone.  I could not really get them out without damaging them, then lost one, then it just wasn't worth it.  I suspect most will tell you the same story.
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Re: How to remove the handlebar stanchion bolt covers?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2020, 10:36:31 am »
I hear you but as the owner of a C-14 with rusty bolt heads in those wells, I think the covers are a great idea and would like to re- use them. I looked at just buying new ones but at just under $4 each, that is a bit to much to be disposable. My handlebars tend to be taken off quite a bit as I am working on the front of the bike.

I will try a shot of compressed air but otherwise am still looking for a solution....

Mine are long gone.  I could not really get them out without damaging them, then lost one, then it just wasn't worth it.  I suspect most will tell you the same story.
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Re: How to remove the handlebar stanchion bolt covers?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2020, 10:39:36 am »
I also pried mine out and scarred them. I didn't think about it, but the air might work. {but it may also blow them away to be lost and never found again}.

Rather than buy new from Kawasaki I bought a package {of 20 or so} from Ebay.

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Re: How to remove the handlebar stanchion bolt covers?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2020, 10:50:29 am »
OK, that will work- do you happen to have a link? Or know the size offhand?

I also pried mine out and scarred them. I didn't think about it, but the air might work. {but it may also blow them away to be lost and never found again}.

Rather than buy new from Kawasaki I bought a package {of 20 or so} from Ebay.

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: How to remove the handlebar stanchion bolt covers?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2020, 11:52:39 am »
Sorry, but I do not recall size at this moment. (Prolly 6 or 8 mm)

I just typed in : Hex socket bolt head cover on Ebay and found these.
 {Have never seen this type before with O-rings and any color you may want}.

The ones I purchased were the std type plastic pieces. Will search more for them.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/10x-Universal-Hex-Socket-Bolt-Screw-Nut-Head-Cover-Cap-for-M8-8MM-Motorcycle/203128887393?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item2f4b6cd861:g:0mcAAOSwvGNfeooc&amdata=enc%3AAQAFAAACcBaobrjLl8XobRIiIML1V4Imu%252Fn%252BzU5L90Z278x5ickkrmmq8hWevtuKE7%252F%252BLfVXtvW5DGzhXlKLLWy00XaIBAsvc8ZdylR0oIW41LJ4393VoEgulgMjXRA6sqTjw%252F8mbFrGGhu5JJhLXQRHClHlnlkEqf2C%252FMRR573QRloLNbfbqCkesOyBK2JtZgetrdZNaPWqLOVBi92rKxohAC4os5IjzB8OIdQf8jxmxFTpKGdhusYlaCXL7jEkbg%252BXy0l%252FLNCyoiICC8VdV6Ywu%252F%252B%252BjzhXR7iC%252FuACSM2Cur6v7r37cqtCVK9uE6HSpTwo3anDJwOE49F3wIm8YCdo%252Fhbtf4aDsyOST3KrdHdXA47WENnnTeaPfYj0FY6ZBfRUczVd%252BDEnocHzX7swqiGZo5KdVLtTZzNBGny2wV2H4sH%252BKhPgesCLe3YITdX%252FjxWV%252BqOEdDKMQUEvnpd3qXoH%252B3BnGaYfXxl%252FCPMTVqCSH80DAEQCaGP%252B7uu%252FQmoId20G%252FNmizcdka%252Fbuh9Kq1x%252FnxNqiLW%252FNOCxRRqXiRz7GuFF%252FMGQs%252FoqHHglWIVvxoCe40z3zD%252F77lMUM7I5mUjbswp3nTQvDOKgG3ZOm0JJJ91oiAxY04V32kqHBtNdYheS7cE4x6BQEUjhD3a810%252BnCFOsKr%252FHiElMhxZO8eKPd59tWnC%252F2YEvPJvOTqvy7dGrnJRAOyBF6n%252BI%252FqCi3pZXUucPS%252BqN2duMsbNEJNHB%252FdLyr0eAijyDJ2gEaCPzuQzn8BgsK3A4Gqu%252Ft6zjG33dOsklYAnuH0KUXIDFypYVOV3pxgBiugiQBfyRV0zcob1Hxg2wN2A%253D%253D%7Ccksum%3A2031288873936b7ebbf5f76c4299b4182bfb16b44956%7Campid%3APL_CLK%7Cclp%3A2334524

Here is the plastic and it shows how to determine size you need.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Round-bolt-cap-screw-cover-black-for-8mm-allen-bolts-M6-allen-key-USA-STOCK/392495569768?epid=1754348510&hash=item5b628f1b68:g:IDgAAOSwlPFdsC9L

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: How to remove the handlebar stanchion bolt covers?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2020, 02:01:22 pm »
Rather than buy new from Kawasaki I bought a package {of 20 or so} from Ebay.

Oh, I tried that, and got things that didn't fit.  Threw them in a box and gave up.
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