Damage to handlebar end

werdigo

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After my 2014's 2020-Thanksgiving Day encounter with a deer (https://www.nc700-forum.com/threads/deer-damage.18171/) I keep finding more previously unnoticed damage.

Trying to salvage the right (as one is seated on the bike) Givi handguard, I found the 6mm screw provided with the handguard would not secure the bar end to the handlebar; it could be pulled right out. Before investigating further, I found some 6mm threaded stock at my great local ACE hardware store, carved a screwdriver slot in the end, and found it was plenty long enough to encounter threads inside the handlebar. BUT... it would not keep the bar end from rotating and, therefore, the outer end of the Givi handguard from hanging down.

The parts diagram from Partzilla's handlebar page didn't look familiar (several small things I didn't recognize), but here's a photo of the right bar end. It has a semicircular lip that complements a similar lip on the piece into which the 6mm bolt screws, and I presume that's what is supposed to keep the bar end from rotating. But my internal piece, as the photo shows, is broken:


Here's my little drawing of what I think is going on, with the undamaged left for comparison:NC_right_bar-end_damage-20210316.jpgBar_end_drawing_20210318.jpg

It seems as if the Givi screw only makes it (on the right) to the piece that broke off, while my homemade 6mm-threaded-stock piece is long enough to reach the main body of... whatever that is, a weight?

Any suggestions? I think all I really need to do is to prevent that right bar end from rotating, so it will support the outer end of the Givi handguard. I bought a couple of rubber stoppers at the hardware store, a tight fit into the handlebar, and am considering putting a washer and nut behind them to make an expansion plug; I think it only has to be secure enough to prevent the handguard from swinging down. (The hardware store had some nice professional expansion plugs, but their smallest, 1", was too large to fit in the handlebar.)
 

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I have never taken mine apart but here is how I understand it:

There is both an internal and an external handlebar weight. The internal weight has clips that lock into holes in the handlebar tube to keep it in place. The external weight engages with intenal weight and thereby keeps the external weight from rotating. But in your case it appears that the internal weight broke into two pieces and thus the threaded part can not lock to the handlebar tube and can no longer keep the external weight from rotating.

The solution may be to buy and install a new internal handlebar weight for that side. Looks like it might cost about $13.
 
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I have the internal weights from my 2018 NC750X. I installed handguards that included weights. If they will fit your bike, I'd gladly send them your way.
 

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I have the internal weights from my 2018 NC750X. I installed handguards that included weights. If they will fit your bike, I'd gladly send them your way.
Wow, thanks, r3! The Partzilla pages for the 2014 NC700 and 2018 NC750 show the same part number. There must be a Private Message function here, though I've never used it.
 

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Just an FYI, even a non-damaged weight will spin when you turn the screw, because the internal weight is held in by some rubber grommets. There are tabs that click in so it won't slide out, but if I recall correctly that doesn't prevent it from spinning. You have to hold the outer weight while you tighten down the bolt so it does not spin.

In case it is helpful, I posted some pics of the inner weight removal on another thread here:

 
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