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post #1 of 10 Old 02-27-2019, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Bar end weight

I'm installing the later handlebar on my 02. I'm also installing the later handguard with the 2 attachment points.
Question - Will my 02 bar end work to hold on my left handguard? Or do I need the $50 assembly? I only need one since I've got a Kaoko on the throttle.
If so anyone have one? Ebay is thin atm. This thing is such an awesome bike but all ive done since November is spend $$ on it with no miles. Makes me kinda cheap lately
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You should not have a problem using the clutch side bar end weight and securing system to mount the hand guard to the bar end, but I am confused about asking if someone has a spare. Do you not currently have bar end weights fitted?

See the image below. It is actually a whole lot of components. Seven different parts if I remember correctly. That gets expensive. Could you not cobble up something using a long bolt and washer, a length of rubber hose and a nut with hacksaw cuts in it so that it will dig into the hose and grip, rather than spin on it. Use a non-rusting bolt and washer.
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JUst FYI, I removed the handlebar end weights when installing aftermarket handguards about a year after getting my 2014 Vee2. I hadn't thought about until reading this thread. I guess I didn't miss them.
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You should not have a problem using the clutch side bar end weight and securing system to mount the hand guard to the bar end, but I am confused about asking if someone has a spare. Do you not currently have bar end weights fitted?

See the image below. It is actually a whole lot of components. Seven different parts if I remember correctly. That gets expensive. Could you not cobble up something using a long bolt and washer, a length of rubber hose and a nut with hacksaw cuts in it so that it will dig into the hose and grip, rather than spin on it. Use a non-rusting bolt and washer.
I do have bar ends. The 2002 hand guards were unique (03 also iirc). They didn't connect to the bar end. Just at the perch.
Additionally, I got a good deal on a later model gen 1 handlebar, mine is tweaked a bit. A motorcycle mag article said they (newer)are stronger. From looking at the fische the later gen bar has a different attachment got the weights.
My 02 bars just have this super long screw, Not the expansion set-up as seen above.
I could be wrong but I think my 02 bars have a threaded insert in the bar instead of the newer set up.
I probably could come up with something. $50 is motivating me to do some penny engineering. I might have a line on a bar end thru another member on here.
Edit* - In the pic above - the groove by the ring finger is what captures and secure's the hand guard on the end of the handlebar.

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The attached drawing is of the 2002-3 setup, which I believe is effectively identical for all models up to 2012.
If you do not have this setup then it was perhaps altered by a PO. The bars should also be identical. BTW anti-vibration bar end weights that screw into the bar are nowhere near as effective as the compressed rubber type. It is the compressed rubber connection to the weight which dampens any vibrations.

p.s. This system is notoriously difficult to remove as it seems like the bolt is screwed into a fixed internal thread. You must undo the screw 6-8 turns and then wiggle and pull the assembly out of the bar. It is often difficult. A little wd40 will help.
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Suzuki changed the bar setup in 2004. The 2004 bars have less sweep and also the hand wind deflectors are attached at the end of the bars via a changed bar end weight setup.
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Here is the parts drawing for the 04,05 and 06 DL1000.
As you can see, part #4 is different, but the system is otherwise identical. I'm thinking that there would not be much difficulty in exchanging one for the other. The part #4 on the 02 is rubber, whereas I believe part #4 on the 04-06 is metal (as in the image above). To convert the earlier weight to double-ended handguards I would add in a 7/8ths" washer with a 3/16th" hole.
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I might have a pair in my shop off my 2018. I went down last year on the left side, so one of them is marred up a bit. If I can dig them out, you can have them. I replaced the bars and got a set of used BarkBusters, so I can't use the factory ends anymore.

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... BTW anti-vibration bar end weights that screw into the bar are nowhere near as effective as the compressed rubber type. It is the compressed rubber connection to the weight which dampens any vibrations.
Interesting, I never knew that. Makes sense though when you think about it.

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Thank you for all the help guy's!
@bighammer - I'll message you if I decide to do that!
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