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Old 08-08-2012, 02:32 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Jamm View Post
Hello Fellows,

I know that bar end weights reduce vibration but what determines how much weight is required? Do both weights need to weight the same or can they differ a bit?

In my instance I have HDB handguards with their weights, but want to add a Kaoko cruise unit. I have a Kaoko unit already however, they do not make one that fits HDB handguards on a F800GS. I'm wondering if I cut the cruise unit down to size and it weights less than the opposing bar end weight if it will cause adverse vibrations.

Has anyone done this?
Please post back on how this works out if you go ahead. I am in the same boat with HDB (love), and have been using a throttle rocker only. I guess swapping out the handle bars to something that could use a snake would be an option if the vibes are really bad. . . Damn slippery path when one farkle leads to another, etc. . .
F800GS Mag/Black 2009 "Faucon GriS"
Farkles; Garmin GPSMap478 in a TT cradle, Airhawk seatpad, Pivot Pegs, SW-motech bars, MOD skid plate, Altrider headlight guard, HDB handguards, Maier Mudguard.
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