bar end weight - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
V-Strom Modifications and Performance The brag page, good and bad.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 Old 04-02-2007, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Fremont, Ca
Posts: 416
bar end weight

I want to put on some bar end weights. I have the oem hand guards on my K7 Wee. Salamander bar ends state do not fit with hand guards that connect to bar end. What are people doing fro bar ends and oem hand guards?

"What can will go wrong".

07 V-Strom 650

03 Yamaha FJR 1300
Its loaded to the max.
FJR/V-strom trooper is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old 04-02-2007, 01:30 AM
FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
 
greywolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Evanston IL USA
Posts: 38,049
Garage
I just use the stock weights. I have no bar vibration problem.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
See https://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...nicknames.html

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at https://www.stromtrooper.com/informat...-you-have.html
greywolf is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old 04-02-2007, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Fremont, Ca
Posts: 416
O.K., so what you are telling me that I don't need to waste $75. Thanks.

"What can will go wrong".

07 V-Strom 650

03 Yamaha FJR 1300
Its loaded to the max.
FJR/V-strom trooper is offline  
 
post #4 of 15 Old 04-02-2007, 11:49 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston
Posts: 264
I use the stock weights. Even with my smaller internal diameter Magura X-Line bars.

-dennis
2006 DL650 Silver Blue
2004 Triumph Thruxton
d2mini is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 04-02-2007, 12:59 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
ditchdoc1017's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Jasper,Al
Posts: 58
I have Pro taper bars with stock weights works fine.

K6 DL 1000 Suzuki hard bags,grip puppies, throttle lock.
ditchdoc1017 is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 04-03-2007, 10:10 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Paris, TN
Posts: 10
Bar weights vs. birdshot

Get some lead birdshot, I used #9 and put it in the handlebar. The bar will resonate no more and is dead.

This worked better for me and really stopped any vibration.

Proctor Willson
Paris, TN

2003 Yellow DL1000
2002 Honda Goldwing
two wheels is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 04-03-2007, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Fremont, Ca
Posts: 416
Quote:
Originally Posted by two wheels View Post
Get some lead birdshot, I used #9 and put it in the handlebar. The bar will resonate no more and is dead.

This worked better for me and really stopped any vibration.

Proctor Willson
Paris, TN
Thats a good one. We used to do the same for recoil in our pump shotguns. Drill a hole in the stock about the size of a quarter as ddep as we dare and fill it about 2/3's with 9 shot. Worked pretty well for free.

"What can will go wrong".

07 V-Strom 650

03 Yamaha FJR 1300
Its loaded to the max.
FJR/V-strom trooper is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 04-03-2007, 11:04 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
MZBuckeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Brunswick, OH
Posts: 1,820
+1 for lead buckshot in the handlebars, I did that with my FZ1 and I plan to do the same on the Strom. Just don't forget its in there if you ever go to remove the bar ends or you'll have a real mess on your hands, don't ask how I know

1997 Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours, [COLOR="DarkGreen"]GREEN[/COLOR]

Old bikes:
2001 Kawasaki ZRX1200R, [COLOR="Lime"]GREEN[/COLOR], sold
2005 HD FXDCI, sold
2003 Yamaha FZ1, "Bee", sold
2005 Suzuki DL1000, Black, sold
2002 Yamaha FZ1, Silver, sold
1991 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6D, sold
1982 Honda Sabre 750 V45, sold
MZBuckeye is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 04-03-2007, 12:37 PM
Stromtrooper for Life Godspeed Jay
 
JayR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Shakopee, Minnesota
Posts: 800
How much bird shot?

I've got a 25# bag of #8 shot left over from sporting clays, how full do you fill the bar?

Global Warming, because a populace on foot is easier to control. They can take the keys to my fire breathing, CO2 belching, Strom and other cylinders from my cold dead hands.

2006 Suzuki DL1000
JayR is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 04-03-2007, 07:55 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Wee_Willie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Rathdrum, Idaho
Posts: 646
Quote:
Originally Posted by MZBuckeye View Post
+1 for lead buckshot in the handlebars, I did that with my FZ1 and I plan to do the same on the Strom. Just don't forget its in there if you ever go to remove the bar ends or you'll have a real mess on your hands, don't ask how I know
What about the "wad"??

[url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/[/url]

IBA#27466

2007 Suzuki GSF1250K7 Bandit - Black of course!
2006 Suzuki DL650K6 - Alaska and back July/Aug 2007
1978 Yamaha SR500E - Frame up restoration in progress
1968 Yamaha DT1 Shorttracker / "Bargain" Craigslist find... yeah, right
Wee_Willie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome