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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-30-2016, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone install them on your Gunner? I'm running stock bars and OEM heated handgrips. It was a little buzzy at 90 mph for 80 miles today.

Let me know what you bought and where from.

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ebay has a few of them don't know if they really work.
this I hear works really good
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I just bought these and will install them this week when they arrive.
I'll let you know what I think.
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Still on the search for some nice, big weighted bar ends. I cannot believe how hard it is to find 1" versions... everything is 7/8" and the caps themselves are so small they're barely bigger around than the handlebars.

Anyone else use bar end weights?

I also want to replace those cheap plastic Victory caps as they keep working themselves off anyhow.

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like I said Barsnake they have them for 1 inch and the weight would better then those little bit tie ones

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I know about the barsnake, but I'm not looking for that- I'm looking to replace the Victory end caps with some weighted bar ends which will:

1. assist in the small amount of vibration there is and
2. replace those crappy plastic caps

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I know about the barsnake, but I'm not looking for that- I'm looking to replace the Victory end caps with some weighted bar ends which will:

1. assist in the small amount of vibration there is and
2. replace those crappy plastic caps
I'm needing to replace a cap also. It fell out. I just left it out.
Can you make a split plastic bushing to make those inexpensive caps work? or not likely?

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Still on the search for some nice, big weighted bar ends. I cannot believe how hard it is to find 1" versions... everything is 7/8" and the caps themselves are so small they're barely bigger around than the handlebars.

Anyone else use bar end weights?

I also want to replace those cheap plastic Victory caps as they keep working themselves off anyhow.
Did you try wrapping the rubber part with rubber tape to take up the slack in size so they would stay put?

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Iso grips and gloves, though I always wear gloves anyway.
My gpz900r came standard with weighted bar ends,
I just presumed they were to help limit tankslap effect of the Kwakas 16" front wheel.
So they supposed to help eliminate vibration hey?
Our bikes have rubber bush mounted handlebars and our engines run a balance shaft.
Interesting chapter in the 1998 book the Victory Motorcycle on vibration.
When the motor was designed the balance shaft was needed because our engines are solidly mounted to the frame as a stressed member for supreme handling.
This design dictated a balance shaft to avoid HDs paint shaker syndrome.
Well they could have rubber mounted but theyre building a better machine right..
Ok so they add a balance shaft and the engine becomes turbine smooth!
Like zero vibration!
Hey they said VTwin buyers want to feel some vibration!
They want to feel a throbbing V Twin lump underneath them.
They want 'some ' vibration.
So the engineers dialled in what they thought to be an acceptable degree of vibration.

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Anyone install them on your Gunner? I'm running stock bars and OEM heated handgrips. It was a little buzzy at 90 mph for 80 miles today.

Let me know what you bought and where from.

Thanks!
On another note it must be great to be able to run at 90mph for 80 miles.....Im jealous
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