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Heya,

I've been checking on bar ends weight and all, it seems pretty interesting.

The question I have though is how do you mount them ? I've checked my bike (1990) and the handlebars aren't hollow, it looked like it's a metal tube rather than a metal cylinder...

Do you drill them in? I've spotted a couple different models, some are rubber mounted to fit in a 7/8 hole, does it requires to take out all the metal 'filling' of the bars ?

What's your best advice on these ?

Thanks much :D
 

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Does anyone over here have weight on the ends of their handlebars ?

If so, how did you got them installed ?

I refuse to think that this question is too challenging for the community ;)
 

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Surprise surprise..

I guess that my handlebars have been changed by the previous owner... they are not hollow ..

thanks for pointing this out Knightslugger. it's much appreciated :)
 
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My stock bars have a threaded hole in the end. The bar end weights I have came with a bolt that screws right in.
 

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yes it does, the part #46003 seems to have been made as a filled metal tube, no holes at the outside end. It just looks like a metal bar. There are no screws.

Although the setup seems to be stock, or at least it's a bolt on mod..

even the 'risers' (part#46012) seems to be exactly the ones on the plan...

I see 2 possibles explanations :
- Those were filled from factory in 1990
- Or some previous owner did change them, since the machine has been rebuilt at some point (but the numbers of the frame matches the one from the engine ;))

I've got no picts from the right angle at the moment, but I'll get some this weekend hopefully

On those, the handlebars look stock though :
http://www.ex-500.com/index.php/topic,670.msg7039.html#msg7039
http://ex500.c4-mtl.net/100_1416.jpg caution, this one's huge, I know you like them big ;)
 

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heh, now that I look at the 2nd picture, the right side seems a bit bent :mad:

Did I mention it took a hard hit from the crash.. I guess getting it inspected won't be a bad idea after all.
 

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The stock bars on my '91 are filled on the end. I switched them out for Woodcraft clip-ons/Risers. Although I've seen write-up or two on people drilling and tapping the end to be able to use bar-ends.
 

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Oni said:
The stock bars on my '91 are filled on the end. I switched them out for Woodcraft clip-ons/Risers. Although I've seen write-up or two on people drilling and tapping the end to be able to use bar-ends.
That's the way I'll have to go I guess..
 

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While we talking bar ends, I'd like to ask: Where are the best places to get replacements? I've seen aluminum weights on eBay but the ads don't indicate their weight.

I've read heavier weights help reduce vibrations so I'd like to make an informed purchase.

Thanks for any tips.

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I bought some off ebay mabe from billet . Either buy them from somewhere like ron ayers or atleast make sure they are made from some sorta steel . Tungstun would be ideal . The ones made of billet are too light and do little for the vibration .
 

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If you have the older style bars and want to install new type bar ends; you have to drill and tap threads into the older style plate that is welded into the tube. It's not hard to do, just make sure you are dead center.
 

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Elix said:
While we talking bar ends, I'd like to ask: Where are the best places to get replacements? I've seen aluminum weights on eBay but the ads don't indicate their weight.

I've read heavier weights help reduce vibrations so I'd like to make an informed purchase.

Thanks for any tips.

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i've heard these guys are good
http://www.hvmp.com/
 

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Elix said:
While we talking bar ends, I'd like to ask: Where are the best places to get replacements? I've seen aluminum weights on eBay but the ads don't indicate their weight.

I've read heavier weights help reduce vibrations so I'd like to make an informed purchase.

Thanks for any tips.

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i've heard these guys are good
http://www.hvmp.com/
The guy that owns that company is an active member of anouther Kawasaki forum I frequent . Those guys swear by HVMPs . I have some on my ZG1000 , but can't say how good they are cause they came on the bike .
 
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