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10 Bucks and 10 minutes

BB's at Walmart 10 bucks. Turn bars to left lock on side stand. Pour BB's with
funnel from what ever you have lyin' around. Tap on bar occasionally to settle BB's to the left end. My hands are never numb now. Bike is electric smooth. You can thank me later
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Doesnt that adds unnecessary weight?

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About 30 ounces I would guess. About 1/5 of that jar of BB's. 2 lbs at the most.
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Does this fill up the whole handle bar? It's hollow from end to end, or is there something containing/blocking the BBs so that you are just adding them to each end? Thanks.

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Hollow end to end. I can't believe I waited a year to do this.
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Neat idea!


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you have to fill in everything?

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i guess you can experiment a little at a time. All you're tryin' to do is change the vibration frequency. You can't eliminate it just change it. My bike will still wheelie
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I filled the ends of my bars with lead shot after filling the center with sealing foam (Great Stuff) so only abt 6 inches at the ends
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If I had easy access to lead shot, I woulda done the whole thing with that. I'm assuming everyone that's concerned with the added weight has a 30" waist?
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if i had easy access to lead shot, i woulda done the whole thing with that. I'm assuming everyone that's concerned with the added weight has a 30" waist?
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Touche.. quess I'm just speakin' for myself
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BB's at Walmart 10 bucks. Turn bars to left lock on side stand. Pour BB's with
funnel from what ever you have lyin' around. Tap on bar occasionally to settle BB's to the left end. My hands are never numb now. Bike is electric smooth. You can thank me later
Great idea! I was wondering if bbs would fit into the ends on the stock bars. Definitely going to do this soon.


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Did you use the whole jar?

Are your mirrors clearer now?

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BB's at Walmart 10 bucks. Turn bars to left lock on side stand. Pour BB's with
funnel from what ever you have lyin' around. Tap on bar occasionally to settle BB's to the left end. My hands are never numb now. Bike is electric smooth. You can thank me later
If your bike was vibrating enough to make your hands numb suggest doing a vacuum synch. If it is not in balance it will cause a lot of extra vibration. Normally this should be done annually. With the cylinders power stroke balanced there is not that much vibration from the engine. You can buy a synch tool for $100 or build your own for less than $20. See threads on this site.
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I gave it a try. Used about 1/5th of the jar, as the OP said. We'll see how it does Tuesday. I'll be going for a day trip.

I guess I need a BB gun to use up the rest. I may fill up the bars on the TU250.

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Let us know what you think after the trip.

I am really interested in calming down the mirror vibration so I can see behind me better.

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I did this last year. I could tell as soon as I drove out of the driveway. makes a BIG difference.

Lead Shot was what I had.

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BB's at Walmart 10 bucks. Turn bars to left lock on side stand. Pour BB's with
funnel from what ever you have lyin' around. Tap on bar occasionally to settle BB's to the left end. My hands are never numb now. Bike is electric smooth. You can thank me later
What year is your V? I don't feel any handbar vibes in my '08 V. It could be a sync issue, like someone said earlier.
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