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Offline tris

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Bar end weight fitting
« on: July 07, 2022, 11:47:46 AM »
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I've got some new handlebars for my Roamer and need to get some new bar end weights,  as they haven't come plugged and tapped  so the existing ones won't fit.

Does it matter if the replacements are rubber mounted or via an expansion bolt type fitting

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Re: Bar end weight fitting
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2022, 06:43:43 PM »
If you're asking about the security and longevity of bar-end weights mounted with a rubber expansion-type plug, then they've been fine for me.

The attached pic is of one very heavy set ( at left) I used over 2 (maybe 3) bikes over at least 15 years. No issues with loosening. I used low-strength Loctite once but didn't bother after that. I'd check tightness once or twice during the season .



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Re: Bar end weight fitting
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2022, 06:53:24 PM »
On my 03 EV I also filled the bars with #9 birdshot, that helped more that the large heavy end weights did, although both are necessary to keep the buzz down.

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Re: Bar end weight fitting
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2022, 07:00:31 PM »
I actually recently purchased a new handlebar that’s hollow and was wondering the same thing. I ended up buying some dual-sport expansion plugs, and was curious if there’s a better solution ‘ brand of these things.
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Re: Bar end weight fitting
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Re: Bar end weight fitting
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2022, 07:00:54 PM »
Crossman BB’s are super cheap and come with a flip top spout
I’d love to make my own bar snake and impregnate it with the BB’s
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Re: Bar end weight fitting
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2022, 10:58:45 PM »
Crossman BB’s are super cheap and come with a flip top spout
I’d love to make my own bar snake and impregnate it with the BB’s
What's a bar snake?
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Re: Bar end weight fitting
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2022, 12:29:51 AM »
If you're asking about the security and longevity of bar-end weights mounted with a rubber expansion-type plug, then they've been fine for me.

The attached pic is of one very heavy set ( at left) I used over 2 (maybe 3) bikes over at least 15 years. No issues with loosening. I used low-strength Loctite once but didn't bother after that. I'd check tightness once or twice during the season .

https://i.ibb.co/0m0SsKV/20210810-230849.jpg[/img]


AK that's exactly the question  so thanks

I actually recently purchased a new handlebar that’s hollow and was wondering the same thing. I ended up buying some dual-sport expansion plugs, and was curious if there’s a better solution ‘ brand of these things.

DS what are the dual sport expansion plugs?

I've found some bar end weights with metal expanding mounts with the same thread as the V9 that I could canabilise,  but your suggestion might be better
« Last Edit: July 08, 2022, 12:33:39 AM by tris »
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