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Just got a pair of Yoshimura Bar Ends in the mail last night. They are designed for the 250R but our bars are exactly the same. The install for these was a PAIN IN THE A$$!!! Hardest install ever, seriously!! I broke 2 screwdrivers doing this. The screws holding in the stock bar ends are about 2" long and the are fully covered in red lock tight!! I tried heating them up with a torch and nothing seemed to work until I started to beat on them with a hammer. That being said the install tool about 1/2 hour, to remove 2 screws and install 2 screws. I dont have any pics at the moment but this will give you the idea of what it looks like:
http://www.yoshimura-rd.com/ps-4405-2021-bar-ends.aspx



Its just something small, it cost me all of $30 to do this haha.. No one would probably even notice the difference but someone that knows about the bike to begin with haha..

But one thing I notice is that the stock ones are HEAVY, and these weigh next to nothing.. It dosnt seem to make a difference though in handling..
 

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No way :)

Had to come off sooner of later to change the grips haha.. There would of been no problem if Kawi did not use so much lock tight on a Phillips screw! Use less lock tight or go with a socket head bolt and the problem is solved :)
 

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"Screwdriver didn't work, so then I tried using fire. That didn't work, so I beat the **** out of it with a hammer"

Sounds legit to me. I do the same thing, but usually just jump straight to beating the **** out of it.

Looks good. Nobody else may notice, but you do, and it makes it YOUR bike.
 

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You have to combine heat and an impact driver with a hammer to do it correctly. The lock tight is there for a purpose. It keeps the bar end from coming off and subsequently your grip in the worst case scenario. I think Sears and Harbor Freight have these tools for a reasonable price.
 

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Never mind. They aren't for crashing. They are just a farkle. Some companies make barend sliders. I have a set in my toolbox which were never used. They came with my Shogun crash kit for my 250.
Ah, ok. I came out of the mall the other day only to see my bike laying on the floor.
There's literally 2 barely noticeable scratches on my left front fairing, but my bar ends aand clutch took a **** of a beating.
Picked up the Yoshi bar ends and the ASV F3 Shorty clutch/brake levers.
I suppose I got off easy considering I wanted to get those upgrades, anyway.
Afterwards, I'm going to see how much it'll cost to get the paint touched up later on.
I'm guessing it was just a couple kids that decided to sit on it, pulled the kickstands up and laid it.

Anyway, I didn't find out about the vibration thing til after I purchased em. Hopefully, I don't really notice

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