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    Active Member ARNIE R's Avatar
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    Thumbs down Another zinger for the Spyder engineers......

    So, Last week, I finally installed my BRP heated grips onto the bike since I was doing some other wiring mods inside the guts. All was crystal clear and easy except the part where you had to remove the 4 little allen head screws from the bottom of the handle bar covers. Not really mentioned in the instructions or the factory manual. Unless i missed an important step, they were dang near impossible to remove without a whole lot of cuss words even I did not know.

    Good work, guys................
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    Did you rotate the handlebars ?
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    Products are typically designed for assembly, not disassembly.
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    Looks like they have you covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeWheels View Post
    Did you rotate the handlebars ?
    I tried so many ways I can’t remember all of them. The most difficult part was trying to get them back into the holes to tighten them back up. My fat fingers keep losing grip on the Allen wrench and then it and the bolt would start falling out. Almost had 2 disappear into the dark depths of the Spyder. Anyway, hope I never have to do it again.
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    Active Member ARNIE R's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandpot View Post
    Products are typically designed for assembly, not disassembly.

    You called that one right on!
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    The absolute worst tool for installing socket head bolts is an allen key. This particular installation is much easier with a hex drive socket on a 1/4 drive twist handle ratchet.

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