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Discussion in 'How-To' started by Mr. Wright, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. Mr. Wright

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    Tapio is the one that turned me on to this. And as he was telling me about it I got to thinking. On my 03, the handle bar ends were to short for the grips to slide all the way on, so the end of the left one was squishy. So I took a piece of aluminum and drove it in the end of the bar to add length to it. Throttle side always vibrated more than the clutch side, but I never really gave it much thought, till Tapio told me about this.
    I got on DLXProdox web site and found some grips that almost match my pegs.
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    The inside of the handle bars are 1''. so I found a piece of tubing that was close'
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    Welded it to a piece of scrap metal.
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    I've been saving scrap lead for years, so I grabbed some wheel weights
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    And made a lead slug
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    Two things I'll do differently next time,
    1. Make two 2'' slugs
    2. weld a nut with a bolt to the bottom, so I can push the slug out.
    My tubing warped and it was kind of hard to get it out.

    IMG_20180301_140532_resized_20180301_030244955.jpg

    and sawing lead with a hack saw was not as easy as you would think.
    Tapio said he drilled a hole in the middle, and used a lag bolt to swell the lead to hold it in place, but even though I had to tap the slug into the handle bar, and oiled the threads of the lag bolt, I couldn't get it to hold.

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    So I crimped the slug with a pair of channel locks, and covered them with black silicone, and drove them in the bar
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    Then spread the excess around the end. If I ever need to take them back out for some reason, I can screw the lag bolt in them and pull them out with a slide hammer.
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  2. Mr. Wright

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    Finished, now for the throttle side.
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    Good stuff


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    Good stuff, I think Dlx prodox sells a plug which contains a rubber o ring on it that does the same thing.
     
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    Lol oh now you tell him after he does all that work!
     
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    I found a NOS set of Vibranator Handlebar Dampners that I've run in the Pit for a few yrs now. They made a big difference. I don't think they are made any longer but several other brands seem to be available.
     
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    Yep I remember seeing those on the forum many moons ago. I can't recall if there was ever ones for the 1.5" bars on the 04 and up.

    Quick search online led me to eBay. $50 for the set for the Harley Bars.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/301029145839




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    The ones I got are the 1.5 version....well, at least they fit the 04 Pit.
     
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    Well I guess that answers it..there used to be 1.5" versions..haha

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    I heard there was stuff like this available, but for tight wads like me, that have 45 minutes, and some extra lead laying around, you can do it this way
     
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    You bet! Looks like it will work and nothing better than saving a few bucks!!!

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    absolutely,
     
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    3B6932B9-94B1-42F0-A525-42A6EEB29BD6.jpeg Got 4 gum rubber disk punched out and the first handle bar weight turned. Now to drill the inside with the lathe and then part it twice and thread the 3rd segment inside. So nice to have a LeBlond lathe! 7DA1491A-1AFA-40B5-BAA1-C33395C31EC1.jpeg
     
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    Prototype is finished. Grade 13 bolt is counter sunk in. Snug bolt to gum rubber then slide in handle bar. Then tighter she shit out of it causing the gum rubber to mash outward . The vibration will transfer through the rubber into the stainless steel billets put a drop of lock tight on bolt then assemble to prevent backing off AC0FDDA0-12D0-4840-A17C-BCB66369B7A8.jpeg A450F6BE-7489-43DA-BBEF-75C4FF2089A7.jpeg
     
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    Looks cool as hell Jonathan, how much it weigh?

    Image it appears to long before you hit the electrical but I'm sure you got that?

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    looks about 5 inches long according to the "rough scale". Excellent idea with the gum rubber:oldthumbsup:
     
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    Length is 4.5/8” weight is 13.5 oz remember as you tighten and squeeze the rubber outward it gets shorter by 1/8” A5CB5121-AF2F-4303-927F-9E56D3E0257D.jpeg
     
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    Cool! Yep the rubber is cool!

    It looked longer than 5" in the pic! So figured I'd ask.

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    Building 2 sets. Sending 1 set to Mr Wright to be my guinea pig . I trust what Shannon says. His choice on what bike of his has the most vibration to put them in
     
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    Fatal curiosity:)
     
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