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Old 02-04-2018, 10:19 PM   #1
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Bar Ends for 2007 GSXR 1000

Hello Barf,

Just purchased a 2007 GSXR 1000. I noticed that the vibrations from the clip ons are excessive. I am looking to purchase an after market bar ends. Any suggestions?

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Old 02-04-2018, 11:51 PM   #2
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Old 02-04-2018, 11:54 PM   #3
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Weigh the OEM bar-ends then go to eBay and buy something heavier. I got a set for around $15 that were the same style as the OEM bar-ends, but much heavier.
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:47 AM   #4
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Really? That's odd. That's a pretty smooth motor.
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:25 AM   #5
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Really? That's odd. That's a pretty smooth motor.
That's what I was thinking.
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:42 AM   #6
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The high frequency buzz of inline fours can put your hands to sleep if you have problems with your hands.

My solutions, best to least:
Heavy bar end weights (http://www.hvmp.com/) pricey these days, I think I paid about $50.

Converta bars to raise bars about 2 inches, and back 2 inches to take weight off of my hands. Again pricey at about 350.

One size up on my gloves to improve circulation.

Holding weight off of bars with core muscles.

Now the ultimate: Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. If your hands go to sleep doing other things in addition to riding, or if your hands go to sleep when you are sleeping and wake you up, you should see a neurologist and get tested.
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:25 AM   #7
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My solutions, best to least:
Heavy bar end weights (http://www.hvmp.com/) pricey these days, I think I paid about $50.
$78 for a pair of 12oz bar ends?!? Even in Silicon Valley that seems excessive...

Personally, I'd try these 10oz bar ends on eBay for $28, though even that price seems a bit ridiculous compared to the $15 pair I bought a couple of years ago:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/172090290044

Or buy $11 worth of lead shot and use it to fill the hollow clip-ons:
https://www.amazon.com//dp/B0034ZID02/
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Old 02-06-2018, 01:22 PM   #8
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Thanks everybody for your responses.

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Really? That's odd. That's a pretty smooth motor.
- The bike has aftermarket exhaust and cat has been replaced with a Y pipe. And the bike doesn't have a PCV. I am not sure if all these things make the engine vibrate more. But it is pretty bad.

I will weigh the bar ends on my bike and will probably go with the ebay ones and see if that fixes the issue.
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:06 PM   #9
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Before you chase accessories, make sure your engine mounts are properly torqured, the drive train is properly aligned and the handlebars are properly adjuated and cinched in.

IIRC your bike has a steering dampener, check that for adjustment as well as making sure all cables and hoses which touch the bars are isolated. A hose routed over the engine but touching it can transmit crazy vibes to the bars.

After all that, if vibes are still bad, go for accessories.

Not much worse than adding stuff to fix a problem that can be mitigated through proper maintenance. Some bikes are shipped out with engines just set in without the engine mounting bolts properly torqued. You'll chase vibes forever and never cure them.

If your bike uses tube style bars, ROXX makes vibration isolating risers. Coupled with those super heavy bar weights, vibes should go away or be acceptable.

Checking mounts, all bolts, cable and hose routing is just time. Everything else starts to cost $$$.

Remember too that always check the back end for vibes at the front end. Go over every fastener you can touch. You'd be amazed at how many vibes can be eliminated just by making sure everything is adjusted and tightened to spec.
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:32 AM   #10
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Thanks everybody for your responses.

- The bike has aftermarket exhaust and cat has been replaced with a Y pipe. And the bike doesn't have a PCV. I am not sure if all these things make the engine vibrate more. But it is pretty bad.

I will weigh the bar ends on my bike and will probably go with the ebay ones and see if that fixes the issue.
There's something else going on there. Look for exhaust pipe touching the frame, tire out of balance and so on. My race bike has full exhaust and it is just not that bad. Was the motor rebuilt? Some builders will remove the counterbalancer.

Are you running clipons? Pump them full of RTV.

Also what Schnellbandit said. There are six engine mounting bolts, check all of them. Check that the two right side aligning bolts ( the engine bolt goes through them) are properly adjusted.
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Old 02-07-2018, 10:59 AM   #11
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Thanks everybody for your responses.

- The bike has aftermarket exhaust and cat has been replaced with a Y pipe. And the bike doesn't have a PCV. I am not sure if all these things make the engine vibrate more. But it is pretty bad.

I will weigh the bar ends on my bike and will probably go with the ebay ones and see if that fixes the issue.
Unrelated, but if you removed the cat, you need to have the engine tuned, ECU flashed, or a PCV with a generic map at bare minimum, for the engine to run properly. You could be running lean, causing extra stress/wear on your engine.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:15 PM   #12
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There's something else going on there. Look for exhaust pipe touching the frame, tire out of balance and so on. My race bike has full exhaust and it is just not that bad. Was the motor rebuilt? Some builders will remove the counterbalancer.

Are you running clipons? Pump them full of RTV.

Also what Schnellbandit said. There are six engine mounting bolts, check all of them. Check that the two right side aligning bolts ( the engine bolt goes through them) are properly adjusted.

I dont think there was any work done to the engine.

Bike has Renthal Clipons on it. Pardon my ignorance, What is RTV? where can i get it?

I will get the engine bolts checked.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:17 PM   #13
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Unrelated, but if you removed the cat, you need to have the engine tuned, ECU flashed, or a PCV with a generic map at bare minimum, for the engine to run properly. You could be running lean, causing extra stress/wear on your engine.
Yes, i have to take the bike to a tuner. Probably some time this month.
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Old 02-08-2018, 08:21 AM   #15
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There's something else going on there.
Are you sure? The first time I rode a 1000, after ~5 years riding 600cc inline-4s my impression was that the bars were attached to a paint shaker. In the end, a pair of heavier bar-ends and getting comfortable with the bike's (comparatively) massive power so that I wasn't constantly death-gripping the handlebars was all that was necessary to cure the "problem"...
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