handlebar hand guard problem

5 replies to this topic
  • tarmac_terrorist

Posted March 05, 2009 - 10:03 PM



I went to put a handlebar hand guard back on. Sadly im an idiot and seem to have lost a spreader nut inside the handlebar. I've looked but cant see a damm thing, just blackness. Whats the process for retrieiving a spreader nut which is lodged in a handlebar?


  • erickdj

Posted March 05, 2009 - 10:37 PM


There's different things that can be tried for a situation like that. It happened to me not that long ago, but I was able to get it back out pretty quick. Here's some suggestions: a long screw that can thread into that nut, a metal coat hanger with the tip of the wire slightly bent, a pen-sized retractable magnet, or even blowing air with a compressor from the other end of the handle bars. Just a few things that can be tried to get that sucker out of there. Whenever something like that happens, just take the opportunity to take a break and relax, take your time to figure out a plan of action. Frustration leads to nothing good.

  • crooks420

Posted March 05, 2009 - 11:25 PM


You can always wait till you dump the bike on that side...... it just might come out.....

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  • WR450FGreg

Posted March 05, 2009 - 11:46 PM


It's happened to me before too!

I just shook the bike over on it's side and it eventually slid out enough for me to see it and grip it with a piece of wire. Tapping the bars with a hammer lightly also helps to get it moving.


  • tarmac_terrorist

Posted March 06, 2009 - 03:22 AM


thanks guys. Basically I had pushed it out of reach with a screwdriver whilst trying to get the nut. I took a piece of wire and got it out. Thanks very much.

  • MaxPower

Posted March 06, 2009 - 07:09 AM


[COLOR="DarkGreen"]compressed air[/COLOR]


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