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VLX600, 2005 Just doing my first two year switch cleaning on this bike.
And came across weight inserts 10 inches with rubber ends in the end of the handle bars, stability factor maybe?

Was hoping to place warmers in there.
 

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They are there to reduce vibration, I think.. I had them in my Aero's bars, and when I went to put grip warmers in, I removed them.. Might have been all in my head, but I think the bars bumbled a little more along with the bike after I took them out.. Nothing that could really be noticed after an hour of riding though..

I did a bunch of research before I took mine out - most say they don't see much of a difference either. :neutral:
 

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Might have to replace them with smaller lead slugs with a hollow wire sleeve to enable grip warmers wires to pass by.
 

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VLX600, 2005 Just doing my first two year switch cleaning on this bike.
And came across weight inserts 10 inches with rubber ends in the end of the handle bars, stability factor maybe?

Was hoping to place warmers in there.
Install them and let us know how they helped. I may then look for some that fit mine.

I am a believer that you cant do enough to reduce the vibration in the Bars,
if i had a set of those that fit i would install them without hesitation.

Honda used to use those on the older models, it would be interesting to hear their reason for designing those out of the later bikes.
 

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When I had my Aero, I filled the handlebars completely with Copperhead pellets. Sealed both ends of the handlebars as well as all holes with clear silicone sealant. Significantly and I mean SIGNIFICANTLY reduced the vibration in my handlebars.
 

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They are available as spare parts from older models and i have thought several times about getting a set that i think would fit.

Nice to know there are options. We've all seen those "Handlebar Snakes" right...

I have the Kury End Weights, The Kury Grips and a fair amount of stuff mounted to the Handle bars that reduce vibration too.

but like i said, you can't do too much when it comes to reducing handlebar vibration imo.
 

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When I had my Aero, I filled the handlebars completely with Copperhead pellets. Sealed both ends of the handlebars as well as all holes with clear silicone sealant. Significantly and I mean SIGNIFICANTLY reduced the vibration in my handlebars.
Off topic, but, that's a great sig pic, Big Poppa.. Love that bike, it's a thing of beauty.. ;)
 

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wow, just noticed Papa changed his sig pic. (right after Mark said something lol)

that is an awesome pic, what a beast!

That front fender tip makes mine look like a zip-top off a beer can ...:mrgreen:
 

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I was thinking the same as Mark-B and Bobolto
man I love that bike... I have seen your sig pick a 1000 times but wow I really saw it tonight


sorry for the hijack
 

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I agree very nice looking bike. :)
 

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Thank you!! I appreciate all your complements and apologies to the OP for taking the focus away from the actual topic.
 

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^^ ..:lol: ..meh. .. It happens.. :) ...

Anyway.. :) ..I did put some Kuryakyn bar weights on my ISO grips.. I'm sorry.. Its been a while, but I seem to remember thinking that they made somewhat of a difference in feel at the grip.
 

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I've got a lot of years with British bikes. Vibration is a problem with those. A lot of guys do something similar to what was mentioned with the BB's but they use lead shot and epoxy.
 

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They are available as spare parts from older models and i have thought several times about getting a set that i think would fit.

Nice to know there are options. We've all seen those "Handlebar Snakes" right...

I have the Kury End Weights, The Kury Grips and a fair amount of stuff mounted to the Handle bars that reduce vibration too.

but like i said, you can't do too much when it comes to reducing handlebar vibration imo.
You could always stop riding...but seriously, you guys always find SOMETHING to complain about? I consider myself LUCKY to have a bike to ride and to be able to ride it.
 

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I only have weekend to fix mine, as the other 5 days it a commuter bike. But I want warm hands and a stable ride.
 

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He lives in Arizona, he has no season!
I know summer can be too miserable to ride!

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