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Realized not too long ago that I couldn't attach my bar ends to the right clip on (left one in the pic) because there's no threaded hole like the other side. The larger hole has some rubber / silicone substance in it. Is this the way it's supposed to be stock? Couldn't find anything on the microfiches since they all highlight the left side.

 

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the clip-on usually comes with an expandable rubber insert that slides into the bar. When you tighten the clip-on bolt, the rubber gets pulled outward, expands and holds the clip-on tightly in the hollow bar. You'll have to clean that all out and get a new expandable rubber insert
 

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Those are not stock clipons ... at least for the 2nd Gen bikes.

The stock ones are aluminum tubes.

Yours are solid aluminum with a hole tapped in one and a larger hole drilled in the other one with some kind of silicone for damping vibrations.
 

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It looks like someone's damaged the thread then drilled out the hole. That'll be too small a hole for the rubber inserts used on some bikes from the looks of it... If it were me, I'd fill the hole with JBstick or similiar and tap it a new thead.

(cap44's answer is right for some bars but not for these)
 

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Sorry folks., I'll be a bit more clear. I bought them separately and both were supposed to be from a 1st gen SVS. I test fitted them on a SVS top triple and they fit fine, just seemed odd because the balancer set looks identical for both sides but obviously won't fit on this set.

Northwind, is JBStick good enough for a retap or am I better off just finding another right clip on?
 

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the clip-on usually comes with an expandable rubber insert that slides into the bar. When you tighten the clip-on bolt, the rubber gets pulled outward, expands and holds the clip-on tightly in the hollow bar. You'll have to clean that all out and get a new expandable rubber insert
That's what I initially thought but the balancer set for this particular year (supposedly 02 SVS) doesn't have that insert.

Just looked through an 03 fiche and its balancer set has the insert... maybe the one with the bigger hole came from a 2nd gen then?
 

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It looks like someone's damaged the thread then drilled out the hole. That'll be too small a hole for the rubber inserts used on some bikes from the looks of it... If it were me, I'd fill the hole with JBstick or similiar and tap it a new thead.

(cap44's answer is right for some bars but not for these)
Sorry for the shotgun answers, in a rush and being all haphazard with my responses...

Yea, it definitely doesn't look like a stock "tube" clipon... I'll have to figure something out.
 

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Northwind, is JBStick good enough for a retap or am I better off just finding another right clip on?
It'll be strong enough, no worries- you wouldn't want to use it in a structural location but for this it'll be fine. It'll be more likely to fail than the stock thread but probably not much different to the rubber bung type. I'd do it personally but ymmv, you'd be quite within your rights to go back to the seller and get your money back of course.
 

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Hey, what's the best way to remove the silicone? I've read I can probably dissolve it overtime using rubbing alcohol and/or mineral spirits, but would like to be sure it's all dissolved before using JB Stik on it.
 

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Do you have a drill bit set? I'd just go at it will a big drill bit thats just under the size of the tube then you can just scrape the rest out of there with a knife or something...dissolving it might leave some kinda nasty goo in there that'll never come out.


Even a flat wood bit would work, silicone cuts really easy.
 

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it is a big ass hole unfortunately... but i'll try that, think I have a bit leftover from installing a plasma wall mount. bought it so long ago that I don't remember who I got it from and can't think to offload it to another member even for cheap.
 

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The right clipon uses 'screw in' type barends. Possibly off a Kawasaki. That's the only bike (a Z1000) that I saw such barends on. But I'm sure other bikes use that type too. Not the SV though.
 
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