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Q: Motorcycle accessories ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Motorcycle accessories
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: ndnred-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 03 Jul 2003 09:22 PDT
Expires: 02 Aug 2003 09:22 PDT
Question ID: 224748
what are bar weights used for on sport bikes.  mainly for a suzuki
gsxr 1000 year 2003.

Request for Question Clarification by wengland-ga on 03 Jul 2003 10:11 PDT
Are you looking for the purpose of the bar end weights, or a source to
purchase bar end weights for your specific motorcycle?

Clarification of Question by ndnred-ga on 03 Jul 2003 10:34 PDT
i'm looking for the purpose of the bar end weights cause i'm looking
into buying a set for my bike but if i don't know their purpose or if
they would just make my bike look better.  i'd still like to know what
overall effect to the bike would be.
Subject: Re: Motorcycle accessories
Answered By: wengland-ga on 03 Jul 2003 14:10 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

The primary purpose of bar end weights is to reduce vibration in the
bars.  A set of bars without bar end weights has a very high resonant
frequency, and the vibration from the motor is easily transmitted
through the bars.

However, by adding the weight of bar-ends, the resonant frequency is
lowered, and the 'buzz' or vibration in the bar is reduced.

The secondary purpose of bar end weights is cosmetic, as you have

Google Cache of a discussion from the XS11 Motorcycle List about
vibration and bar end weights:

Original Link (not sure if the server is down, or my ISP is dodgy

Search Strategy:
motorcycle bar end weights Concours OR st1100

Also, I have owned both the Concours, known for the 'buzz' in the
grips and the ST1100.

I hope this helps you in your decision; if you need further
clarification, just ask!
ndnred-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
great answer.....  thanks for the information.  it will help
tremendously when i go to pick up a pair.  armed with the info you
provided will help me pick the best pair..  thanx...

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