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Plug for OEM grip

I was knocking the bugs off my 1300 last night and realized the end plug was missing on the OEM throttle side grip. I know I can order one but anyone know of a something I could pick up at a hardware store that would be a suitable replacement? I've used those cheap plastic chrome covers before on another bike and might just try that. Looks like some moisture has gotten up in there as it appeared a tinge rusty - that's what caught my eye.

Maybe this is a sign that I need to go ahead and install the used RSTD bars I picked up a few months ago with some new grips!
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I'm thinking that the grip end is weighted to reduce vibration. A non motorcycle part in this application likely won't provide the designed performance.

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Here's a pic. Maybe this will help.

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I don't know if you have a fastenal near you but I found these.

http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...0Covers%22%7C~

Hope that helps. Might actually stop by my local fastenal to see if they have them in stock since its kinda a cool little detail thing with the designed ones.

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Gotcha, I understand that the whole end isn't missing...my error. I think I'm missing the same cap in the same place.

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I'm thinking that the grip end is weighted to reduce vibration. A non motorcycle part in this application likely won't provide the designed performance.
I've gotten rid of the bar end weights on 3 different bikes in the last 4 years and can't tell any difference.

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I don't know if you have a fastenal near you but I found these.

http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...0Covers%22%7C~

Hope that helps. Might actually stop by my local fastenal to see if they have them in stock since its kinda a cool little detail thing with the designed ones.
Thanks, and there is a Fastenel type shop close by, but this is some kind of plug with an unusual fitment. That is not a bad idea to try them though.

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I've gotten rid of the bar end weights on 3 different bikes in the last 4 years and can't tell any difference.
That's a good sign they were running smoothly and weren't the vibrating shakers some bikes tend to be.

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You can get that little cap from a dealer. They don't exactly give them away tho.

It's item 5 in this diagram:

http://www.stadiumyamaha.com/oempart...g-handle-cable

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You can get that little cap from a dealer. They don't exactly give them away tho.

It's item 5 in this diagram:

http://www.stadiumyamaha.com/oempart...g-handle-cable
I'm impatient so just ordered a couple from Partzilla. Never hurts to have an extra. Thanks though.

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