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Hello everyone, I'm a new member. I've got a 2013 ninja 1000. I love it. My question is are the bar ends welded on? I tried the phillips screw with an impact wrench. No go. Any ideas appreciated.
 

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I've never changed bar ends but I'm pretty sure they're not welded.

You seem to be on the right track with the proper tools. There may be a heat solution.

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Not welded. I had mine off this fall to put on my grip heaters. Momma Kawasaki used red loctite on my bar end bolts so yeah, they are on there good. You can try a little heat but I just wacked the crap out of my impact wrench and they popped loose. Good luck
 

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SO the consensus is that brute force is the way to go to get the bar ends off?

What are you going to be replacing the bar ends with? It would be great to see some pics of your Ninja 1000 once you get this work done on it.

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Could you use some type of lubricant in order to get it off too? Spray it with some WD40 and then use a wrench to twist them off?

Let us know when you finally do get them removed. Do you have any pictures of the bar end mirrors you plan to replace the stock ones with?
 

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Hey i removed my bar ends today and i was forced to use an impact wrench they used red loctite thru all of the bolt lol ill put a pic with the new mirrora today :)
 

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Yes impact driver and red locktite.

I look forward to your pics and blow-by-blow details of installation.
Post it under Replacement Mirrors thread.
 

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All I did to remove the stock bar ends from my 2014 Ninja 1000 ABS was use a 1/4 socket, inserted a #3 phillips head bit into the 1/4 socket and I was able to bust the Loctite lose. Replaced the bar ends with HVMP stainless steel bar ends that weigh 13.9 oz. each. The weight of the bar ends helps to absorb the kinetic energy that is transmitted to the bars which can over time cause discomfort in the hands. This is a product that I have used on the last three Kawasaki's that I have owned.

Didn't use any heat or lubricate or WD40, just put some *** into it. All Kawasaki's are pretty much made the same. The weighted bar ends that I mentioned all fit my 2004 ZZR1200, 2006 ZZR600 and my 2008 Ninja 250R. All of the bikes had the same old phillips head screws with Loctite. There's probably one guy at the Kawasaki factory in Japan that puts a ton of Loctite on each bar end screw just because he knows some American will try and unscrew it..........

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All I did to remove the stock bar ends from my 2014 Ninja 1000 ABS was use a 1/4 socket, inserted a #3 phillips head bit into the 1/4 socket and I was able to bust the Loctite lose. Replaced the bar ends with HVMP stainless steel bar ends that weigh 13.9 oz. each. The weight of the bar ends helps to absorb the kinetic energy that is transmitted to the bars which can over time cause discomfort in the hands. This is a product that I have used on the last three Kawasaki's that I have owned.

Didn't use any heat or lubricate or WD40, just put some *** into it. All Kawasaki's are pretty much made the same. The weighted bar ends that I mentioned all fit my 2004 ZZR1200, 2006 ZZR600 and my 2008 Ninja 250R. All of the bikes had the same old phillips head screws with Loctite. There's probably one guy at the Kawasaki factory in Japan that puts a ton of Loctite on each bar end screw just because he knows some American will try and unscrew it..........

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Hi there
I'm debating doing this mod as well.
Are the "heavy" or 13.9 oz HVMP bar ends much longer than the stock ones?
Anyone know how much the stock ones weigh?

I did notice red Loctite on my bar ends, but the guy who likes to overload it must have retired as there wasn't a crap-ton (as the kids like to say) on mine.

Thanks

Rob
 

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The heaviest HVMP bar ends are easily twice as long as the stockers.
I asked HVMP the same question.
The 13.9 oz bar ends are exactly 2" long.
I haven't measured the stock bar ends yet, but I can't imagine that these are much more than a 1/4-1/2" longer.

Rob
 

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Id recommend Nail Polish remove on a Q-tip, Allowing it to penetrate the threads. Then By Hand with the proper sized Tip Phillips /Tap Tap With a Hammer while applying constant Left turning pressure. Be careful not to strip. You are a victim I believe of RED Locktite.
With Motivation, care and a little time..... 10 mins or less... You will get it. OUCH!!! On the impact gun. Im Picturing a air type model. Good Luck
 

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I asked HVMP the same question.
The 13.9 oz bar ends are exactly 2" long.
I haven't measured the stock bar ends yet, but I can't imagine that these are much more than a 1/4-1/2" longer.

Rob
Just to bring this one full circle, the stock ends are 1.5" long and weigh 10.15 oz.

Rob
 
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