Re: [CR]stuck handlebars...help, please

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From: <Huemax@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 11:51:21 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]stuck handlebars...help, please
To: Roadgiant@cs.com, twrawson@worldnet.att.net, OROBOYZ@aol.com
Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


Hi, Scott,

I have also situation with my Lambert, totally stuck. I heated, beat/vibrated, and forced. after all other petrolem and liquid chemicals, I had to cut open.

I used Dremel tool (TM) with very thin cutting disk (less than 1 mm.), and cut open a narrow and long slit without cutting into the stem. Then, jaw open the slot with thin and wide tool (say dull knife), some area I left paper thin metal but split open O.K.

I did not have any problem to put headset and locking nut after that, but if you wish, you can get someone (or yourself) weld the slot back closed.

I like to know how other members feel about this procedure.

Best regards,

KEN TODA, over the hill rider in North Carolina!