I have a bike with Suntour bar end shifters. I have been looking to see how they are supposed to come off. From what I can tell they are simply jammed on and once in are impossible to remove. I see nothing that looks like a loosening screw or anything of the sort. Trying to use brute force to twist them off does nothing as well. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how these things come off?
86 RockHopper,2008 Specialized Globe. Both upgraded to 9 speeds.
IIRC, there is a Phillips head screw that you turn IN.
I had a set of them that I traded, so the memory is a bit foggy. You may have to remove the cable and move the lever all the way in one direction???
Dirtdrop Is Right!!
Take The Lever Out ,To do this:
Take Off The Lock Nut And Adjust Nut W/screwdriver And Socket, It's On The Inside Side Of Lever And Pull Out The Pivot Bolt, and the lever wil com right off. And You'll See The The Bolt Head Underneath that tightens the expanders that hold the shifter to the inside of the bar (look Up The Tube). If The Thing Is Thightened Properly You Won't Be Able To Twist It
Thanks guys. I just needed to apply more force to take the lever off. Once it came off I just had to unscrew a 5mm hex bolt and it come off just fine. I was also able to put it on better than it was before.