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my final word on bar-end weights ;-)

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my final word on bar-end weights ;-)

Post by trevor machine on Tue 12 Jul 2016, 8:25 pm

For somewhat tedious reasons, I run two cb500s. One has bar-end weights, one doesn't. I've now reached the conclusion that the only difference is the mirrors blur a bit more at 80 and above on the one without. Aside from that the difference is imo totally negligible. Discomfort from tingly vibes etc. - hardly any difference.
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Post by wornsprokets on Tue 12 Jul 2016, 8:50 pm

Why have u two cbs one for week and other mint for wkd use..  i like a couple cbs if i could afford it
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Re: my final word on bar-end weights ;-)

Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 12 Jul 2016, 9:38 pm

I find that I use the bar ends to rest part of my hand/wrist on, but I didn't notice any difference with vibrations when I didn't have any fitted.
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Re: my final word on bar-end weights ;-)

Post by liverpool_f_ on Tue 12 Jul 2016, 9:46 pm

My bike came with only one internal weight and no end weights. I found a massive difference when I installed the other internal weight and the end weights. Maybe that indicates that the internal weights are more important than the external. My bike is high miles so maybe vibrates more than others so maybe the difference was more pronounced.
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Post by trevor machine on Wed 13 Jul 2016, 9:54 am

@wornsprokets wrote:Why have u two cbs one for week and other mint for wkd use..  i like a couple cbs if i could afford it

I crashed (the) one (without weights), so badly that it was going to take a while to get it back on the road - in the event it took about a year. The bike *had* to be salvaged though because it was so excellent internally, and also had never seen any real work (weather, punishment, etc.). Scrapping it wasn't an option as far as I was concerned. But how could I be without a cb?!? Very soon a £750 bike came up on eBay and I bought it - that one had bar end weights. However and to be fair, they aren't OEM weights and look a bit insubstantial to my eye - i.e. shite. So in fact it may actually be that I'm effectively running both bikes without weights.

Picking up on liverpool_f_'s point about internal weights, I can't say for sure apart from RE the bike I crashed - I replaced the bars with non-Honda parts and I'm fairly sure they have no weights inside them. Certainly I haven't fitted them.

So perhaps, then, the key variable regarding degree of vibration in the bars isn't bar end weights but the bike itself - and how wear and tear, and minute variations in the mass of internal parts, and the kinds of gyroscopic forces they create once moving, is the primary culprit?
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Re: my final word on bar-end weights ;-)

Post by Phil07952 on Mon 17 Oct 2016, 3:10 pm

I got by CB500S second hand and the bar end weight was loose when I bought it. It fell out one day, now my right hand never gets numb, my left hand, on the other... hand, gets numb, especially around 5k revs I find. Weird eh
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Post by trevor machine on Mon 17 Oct 2016, 3:20 pm

So is it the left hand side of the bars that has no weight?
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Post by Phil07952 on Mon 17 Oct 2016, 3:22 pm

Sorry, should have said, it's the right hand bar end weight that fell out. Left one is still in, and that's where I feel the vibes
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Post by trevor machine on Mon 17 Oct 2016, 3:26 pm

Huh - yeah that is weird. On a slightly different tack but vaguely relevant, I've recently started to find my right foot getting numb. Not sure what that's about although I have got some new knee armour cos the inserts in my Spada trousers were all knackere (after numerous crashes and wear and tear).

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