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I have an '88 GL1500 that I recntly removed a pair of aftermarket grips from in favor of stock grips. I like the smaller diameter of the stock grips, 'cause my mitts are wide but not long. The only problem now is the loss of the built-in weights that were part of the aftermarket grips. I'm experiencing some vibration that wasn't there before.

The stock bars are plugged on the end (probably with built-in weights, I guess) that won't budge when I tap them with a mallet and punch, so I can't use the universal type of bar end weights with the rubber plug that's squeezed by the action of a screw to expand and grip the interior of the bar.

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Does anyone have any advice, preferably from experience at adding bar end weights to his/her wing?

Thanks,

Jack
 

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The weights on the GL1500 are welded in place. The only types I've seen are chromes plastic ones thatcome with grips (like the Honda heated ones) that just slot under a lip in the rubber grips.
 

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Thanks Ben. I've been considering drilling into the fixed weights and screwing on a set of weights from an ST1300, but I thought someone might have a better idea . . .

Jack
 

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You may have to drill Jack. I was looking for a similar solution a couple of years back but nothing was available.
 

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Jack Joyce wrote:
The only problem now is the loss of the built-in weights that were part of the aftermarket grips. I'm experiencing some vibration that wasn't there before.

Jack
How does that front tire look? I had the wobblies and replacing my front tire removed them through the whole speed range. The tire didn't look too bad, had some tread left but there was a bit of cupping showing. It was a Dunlop EII.
 

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The front tire is golden. There's no wobble, just a light vibration that's almost unnoticeable that I thought bar end weights might clear up . . .

Looks like I might have to drill after all.

Thnks.

Jack
 
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