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Just got the break in miles done on my 2010 black z1000. My third bike. Last one was a Suzuki Bandit 1200 and got hit by a school bus... fun times!
Anyway, got some ride it moto levers and bar end mirrors. Quality seems good but my mechanical ineptitude is getting in the way. I dont want to do any 'unnecessary' damage, so Im asking for help.
Brake lever on, no problems.
Right side bar end - loose, 'opened up' and not coming off.
Clutch lever - cant figure out how to remove cable w/o damage.
I know all these SHOULD be easy.
I also plan to install a fender eliminator kit and m4 exhaust... wish me luck!
Thanks.
 

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Someone can correct me if I'm wrong here.
The barends are on a taper so as you tighten up the screw it squeezes it inside the bars to hold it in place. You can try taking a longer screw (if the stock one is too short) and screw it into the threads a little and give it a quick, light rap with a hammer to break the taper loose. My barend mirrors were a pain to get off also for the same reason. As for the clutch cable; you need more slack (I'm assuming here). Follow the cable down to the clutch cover and loosen the adjustment nuts all the way or take the cable off that end first maybe. Yours is hydraulic so it might be a little different but you'll get the idea.
I looked for an hour to find you a 2010 service manual in .pdf format or even a torrent download with no luck at all.
 

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The problem with the bar end mirrors is that our bar ends are not "open" - there is a slug welded in there with screw threads, so that you can thread on the bar end weights. The solution is to cut the slugs out of the bar ends so that your tapered mirror end can get shoved into the open bar end, or to buy different bar ends that can accept a bar end mirror on them. I bought a set of bar ends from Rhinomoto.com that fits out bike without the need to chop up hte stock handlebar.

Clutch cable - what I did was removed the bolt holding the lever in. The lever then falls out - and makes pulling the cable out a hell of a lot easier.

The M4 exhaust is really easy too - left side is a single pinch bolt (and the bolt holding it on the footpeg). Loosen, remove, reinstall new slip on. On the right side, what I did was used a pair of needle nose pliers to open up the valve - this made pulling the cable off the valve easier. Once you have the cable off the pipe, remove the seat and remove the plastic cover from the servo then remove the cables from the servo. You can then pull the entire cable out and leave the servo in there (you dont want to remove that or you will get FI warnings on your dash...) Then just reinstall the new slip on.

Good luck bro!
 
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