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Offline mal97

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Heavier Bar End Weights
« on: 17 April, 2019, 08:13:26 PM »
Anyone know of a company that may do heavier bar end weights that fit as a direct replacement for the latest Sport, (hand guards fitted). I'm getting numb fingers after as little as 16miles!!! I know I may be going in the wrong direction and may need lighter ones but I thought I would go heavier first.

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Re: Heavier Bar End Weights
« Reply #1 on: 17 April, 2019, 09:16:21 PM »
Have a read through this thread from the T800 forum, same question was asked.

https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,7467.0.html
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Re: Heavier Bar End Weights
« Reply #2 on: 17 April, 2019, 11:00:17 PM »
Go to your favourite motorcycle wrecker and ask for their box of Suzuki bar-end weights.  They come in a range of lengths and they are quite heavy.  I've been using them on my '12 SE.

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Re: Heavier Bar End Weights
« Reply #3 on: 18 April, 2019, 01:59:27 AM »
Why don't you try some 30mm bar risers instead.

Made quite a difference for me  :028:
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Re: Heavier Bar End Weights
« Reply #4 on: 18 April, 2019, 07:52:53 AM »
*Originally Posted by Yellow Dog [+]
Why don't you try some 30mm bar risers instead.

Made quite a difference for me  :028:

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Re: Heavier Bar End Weights
« Reply #5 on: 18 April, 2019, 08:02:02 AM »
Grip puppies sorted it for me.
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Re: Heavier Bar End Weights
« Reply #6 on: 18 April, 2019, 08:03:41 AM »
*Originally Posted by Timbox [+]
And me, gave me a bad back? Didnt work for me

The more upright riding position helped me a lot, plus I also use cruise control for micro-pauses, to keep the blood flowing.

Not sure how heavier bar ends will help.

Failing after tying bar ends and bar risers, just buy a KTM  :008:
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Re: Heavier Bar End Weights
« Reply #7 on: 18 April, 2019, 12:59:22 PM »
I had some heavier bar end weights made for me and they didn't make any difference.

The cure for my numb hands was 30mm risers and fitting a crampbuster - problem sorted  :046:
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Re: Heavier Bar End Weights
« Reply #8 on: 18 April, 2019, 03:18:45 PM »
+1 on the crampbuster. On my Buell that vibrates like a jack hammer I tried heavy bar end weights and one flew off after a few miles, but didn't really help anyway. So I fitted some leather grip wraps and a crampbuster and it sorted it for me. I had the crampbuster positioned so that I used the ball of my hand to operate the throttle so I could loosen my grip. And the extra diameter and cushioning from the wraps seemed to help in my left hand (but that was never as bad).

Haven't had the issues as bad on the Tiger, but find that if I put the heated grips on that can help so long as it isn't a scorching day. Plus on the motorway I can just use the cruise control which helps too.

Has anyone tried grip puppies with heated grips?

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Re: Heavier Bar End Weights
« Reply #9 on: 18 April, 2019, 03:30:24 PM »
I used these Neken fat bar clamps that come with 2 different sized riser plates: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Neken-1-1-8in-Oversize-Handlebar-Clamp-10mm-Thread-Black-PO28-6-M10-0603-0606-/332870248260?hash=item4d809ce744

I also fitted an OEM pair of Neken bars from my old Super Duke 990, the fat bars cut down a lot of vibration.

Since it's summer time I removed the hand guards and theres even less vibration now.
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