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Old 12 Feb 2007
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Hand Protectors and weights

RD04 Africa Twin

Is anyone using steering weights with TT hand protectors ??

Currently my bike is fitted with after market handle bars and weights, I also just brought a set of TT had protectors, now the dilemma starts;

1. Do I remove the weights and fit the bars as per the instructions
2. Do I fit the weights after the hand protectors
3. Do I make an extension part and fit the protectors after the weights ...
4. Do I just ditch the weights....

What's everyone else doing ???? also the hand guards a plastic, does anyone have experience of these in a small crash vs.. say the ones with the metal bar

This is the sales pitch used by TT
Optimum lever protection brake and clutch levers
Robust even at high speeds
Good wind deflection (with spoiler)
Elegant design enhances the Enduro looks
Hand protector and spoiler colours can be combined freely
Includes mounting kit and fitting instructions


Thanks in advance ...

Matt
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I think you will find the the weights are of more benifit to sportsbikes with narrow or clip-on bars. They are to damp vibrations.

On wide bars I would say its more cosmetic... but try riding without them and see if you feel any difference.

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Hard to know without seeing this set up.

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bars

thanks guys, I'll give it a go with protectors and no weights... normally I would test the bike without the weights, but the weathers rather shitty...

Having never ridden the bike without, I guess they only work at greater speed, eg 120 kmph plus.. I dont think the bike would do 160kmph so if its only relevant at this speed then, I've found my answer...

I'll keep you posted

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I bought the acerbit hand gaurds for my f650gs.

what i did was notch out the bar end weights so the hand.guard fits. Then I cut the end of my front brake lever for better clearence......
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Bar snake

Has anyone tried the bar snake in their bars? I hear it helps dampen vibrations, but no one has told me if it makes a big difference.
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Don't know if I was being fed a dodgy line, but a bloke told me that he filled his bars with silicon sealant and it stopped nearly all the vibes

Not sure if it would work, but you would change the density of the bar and therefore the way it vibrates.

Who's going to be brave enough to try it?
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