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OK, I'm in need to a new handlebar weight end cap for my 2008 400 and was wondering if those who had to replace them would suggest staying with the OEM version or an aftermarket version? Also, where would those in the know suggest getting them as it seemed like a basic query did not turn up too many results (one of them was an cruise control contraption which sounded interesting, even if the price was high)? As always, your responses are appreciated.
 

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Apparently, someone did not use an impact driver one the large Phillips head bolt that snugs down the end weights.......!! If I were you - I would simply go to the Suzuki dealer and order what you need.!! You may have also lost the rubber expansion plug inside that keeps the weight onto the bar end..!!!
 

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v8eyedoc said:
Apparently, someone did not use an impact driver one the large Phillips head bolt that snugs down the end weights.......!! If I were you - I would simply go to the Suzuki dealer and order what you need.!! You may have also lost the rubber expansion plug inside that keeps the weight onto the bar end..!!!
agreed 100 % those weights were picked to minimize vibration, and while you may prefer having your forearms whipping around hardley style, your electronics will last longer without all that extra flapping motion, not to mention other parts shaking loose. I do wonder though, if your bars are out of balance, and your arms and forearms shake, is there a residual affect that lasts long enough to go pee? :blackeye:
 

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agreed +1 Chris, told me that one The weights are special made, for are models ,i was planing on getting new ones but listened to Chris, Advise and steered away from them. Anyway did not want to replace good old Fashion made Suzuki with China ones.

Elliott,
 

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I would bet my breakfast donut that offishul Suzook parts are more expensive than aftermarkets ones. This is generally true.
My Burger is pretty smooth. My 05 Concours was a buzzy beast at times. One tip for Conk owners was to fill the clip-on bars with BB shot. It had bar ends too. We're lucky, the Burger has a real handlebar.
Manic Salamander comes to mind, for a replacement.
 

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For replacement bar-ends that keep coming loose...frustrating...
http://www.manicsalamander.com
they also have a bar-end that has a throttle-lock feature...
a poor-mans cruise-control.
I bought the stainless steel bar-ends, as I already had been
using the O-ring type of throttle-lock/cruise-control.
After several years of use, they are still tight.
 

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v8eyedoc said:
You may have also lost the rubber expansion plug inside that keeps the weight onto the bar end..!!!
Yep, that is correct as the Scoot was dropped once before by the prior owner so the handlebar weights on the right side were a little off to start with and I encouraged them a little more as I caught my own near drop (does it could as a drop if it does not hit the ground?). Needless, when I rode home I was missing the part as there was just an empty handlebar.

Anyways, I ordered an OEM replacement based on input received. :)
 

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For replacement bar-ends that keep coming loose...frustrating...
http://www.manicsalamander.com
they also have a bar-end that has a throttle-lock feature...
a poor-mans cruise-control.
I bought the stainless steel bar-ends, as I already had been
using the O-ring type of throttle-lock/cruise-control.
After several years of use, they are still tight.
+1
 

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When I had my 650, I put a loop of 2sided golf grip tape inside the handlebar at the end. Never had a problem with the end weight coming loose or working it's way out after I put the tape in.
 

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On my old bikes I used to knock a snug fitting steal bar into the end's of the bars or
after blocking them with some bacon foil screwed into a ball pore in some molten lead,
trial and error but it smoothed them out a bit.
 
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