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post #1 of 6 Old 05-30-2007, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Heavier Bar Ends with Handguards?

Hi all, I'd like to experiment with some heavier bar-end weights on the Strom, but can't find any weights that accomodate the stock handguards. I'd really like to keep the handguards, so does anyone know of any heavier bar ends that accomodate the handguards, or been able to modify the the stock bar and bar end arrangement?

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I posted the same question a month or two ago and got a no for an answer. Also got a why would I want to waste my money on barends. They really don't buzz or vibrate.

"What can will go wrong".

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post #3 of 6 Old 05-30-2007, 07:11 PM
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you could try a bar snake. it's a solid rubber core that fills your steel handlebars. learn more here:

http://www.barsnake.com/

i think i'll eventually go with an aluminum bar. too many people on this board are saying it is superior in damping vibration.
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Thanks.....

For the inputs guys! I'd heard about the barsnake before, but forgot about it in reference to my query. $34 for a bar set also isn't an expensive option to consider. FJR, I guess you got some input too, albeit indirectly BTW, just helped my best friend remove and replace the entire nose assembly and side panels off his '06 FJR trying to isolate vibration noises, what an absolute BEAR!

thanks again for the inputs!

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MSR Dominator Aluminum ATV High Bend bars=no more vibes plus controls are more comfortable. $34 + shipping. A far better deal than ProTaper ATV High Bend:
http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/d...T_ID=TR11-0463
hey, tom ... what's the inside diameter of those puppies? same as steel? if so, it would seem to solve all our problems.
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-30-2007, 11:37 PM
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Smile bars

I used renthal atv alum. No vibes had to play with nut and bolt change to fit stock bar ends , but it all works great. real good fit and control.

Ride what you like...And like what you ride... Just ride..!! "JIMMY THE VIKING"
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