Today's Moto Mouth focuses on Hudson Valley Motor Parts' heavy Bar End Weights. If you've got buzz in your bars, this episode is for you!
That's right--and if real smooth is real important then modern boxer engines should not be your first choice--there are lots of better designs for real smooth. In fact, getting on the RTW after bfast the other day two people on two Zero's zoomed by on the road and that was weird--they would have to be the ultimate in smooth if not weird!Actually, if you want the black powder coat they are $90!! That's $45/pound for stainless steel!
But, I have them and while they do make a noticeable difference don't expect miracles. Takes a while to get used to seeing the ends of the hand-grips extended out an extra 3/4".
You may well be right - and i'd love to know........so I have to reinstall OEM weights to see what I have been feeling.... i am so not sure.
Would love to hear if the HVMP mean the higher rpm's unmanageable compared to stockI bought a set , in black which is gloss by the way, and installed them on my 2016 R1200RT....not expecting miracles.
As I road the first 100 miles I thought I noticed a difference, as all of us like to congratulate ourselves on the newest farkles on a continuing basis.
I noticed they stood out in my vision, sticking out of the handlebar ends, but a small change if they produce a difference.
The second 100 miles my riding became more normal, a bit more aggressive, a little higher RPM to negotiate a more twisty route on secondary roads. I forgot about the new bar weights and was having fun on the ride. And then I noticed my hands were numbing from vibration. So I went back into testing mode.....because I could not remember what the OEM bar weights produced.
So, my test, with new heavier weights seems under 4000 things are pretty much smooth, simply going 4500-5500 things get pretty high frequency viby ...........so I have to reinstall OEM weights to see what I have been feeling.... i am so not sure.