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I am either going to get some Bagger Bars from Drag Specialties or the RSTD bars from Baron. Either way I don't want to change cables. But, I want some opinions on end weights. Are they needed? I don't like the ISO grips so Kuryakyn is out. What other options do I have?
 

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I installed the Avon Custom Contour grips with chrome ends. They resemble stock grips and don't need the weights.

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So they(avon custom contour grips) didn't need the end weights cause they are heavy enough or just are finished in a way that they don't need them?

Are the end weights not there for handling of the bike?
 

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You don't need them. I was concerned about that when I changed mine, but people assured me that I didn't need them; they were right. I could not tell a difference after I changed. I'm not sure why Yamaha put them on. I also thought about welding a nut inside the bar with the same threads as the stock weights and re-using my stock grips, but it wasn't necessary. I like the Avon's much better anyway.

Now that I'm at my computer, I can post a link to the grips: http://avongrips.com/shop/products/MT-Custom-Contour-Chrome-Grips.html
 

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You don't need them. I was concerned about that when I changed mine, but people assured me that I didn't need them; they were right. I could not tell a difference after I changed. I'm not sure why Yamaha put them on. I also thought about welding a nut inside the bar with the same threads as the stock weights and re-using my stock grips, but it wasn't necessary. I like the Avon's much better anyway.

Now that I'm at my computer, I can post a link to the grips: http://avongrips.com/shop/products/MT-Custom-Contour-Chrome-Grips.html
So is that the only real thing holding up using the stock grips. If all it takes is welding a nut in the bar then I'm set. That and I cannot get those those grips Avon comfort grips from my supplier all they can get me is the air cushioned ones in the parts Canada catalog. I don't mind those as they are slightly smaller than the ISO grips, but I really like the stock grips. Id love to re-use them. Can I, with modifications?

Here is a link to the ones I can get....
http://www.partscanada.com/app/webroot/catalogue/2013/st/en/#/412/
Do I need one of each black part # listed. I'm not quite following whats listed?
 

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So is that the only real thing holding up using the stock grips. If all it takes is welding a nut in the bar then I'm set. That and I cannot get those those grips Avon comfort grips from my supplier all they can get me is the air cushioned ones in the parts Canada catalog. I don't mind those as they are slightly smaller than the ISO grips, but I really like the stock grips. Id love to re-use them. Can I, with modifications?

Here is a link to the ones I can get....
http://www.partscanada.com/app/webroot/catalogue/2013/st/en/#/412/
Do I need one of each black part # listed. I'm not quite following whats listed?
You could but depending on the bar type there might not be a hole to put the weights back in so they will look goofy as heck as they aren't capped at the end like aftermarket.

Go to a decent dealership see what they have usually they have a grip stand with all the grips they offer up and you can touch each one. I went with the Avon air grips as they feel great and dont cramp my hand.

YES I stood and in the store holding grips for 15 minutes at a time the sales people looked at me weird I didn't care and finally one parts guy came by and told me to try the cushioned ones over the rest first. BAM they were great.

If you really like the stock grips then you just like a rubber sleeve type. I am going to tell you now once you go to remove everythign off your old bars you may think twice about reusing your stockers again. I just cut em off with a razor blade on the left hand side at this point as thats all thats there they are just glued on 9 times out of ten.

O and the biggest reason besides comfort on the Avons you don't have to glue them on they have caption screws that you can use to hold them in place incase you ever want to change them out again or take them off.
 

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You could but depending on the bar type there might not be a hole to put the weights back in so they will look goofy as heck as they aren't capped at the end like aftermarket.

Go to a decent dealership see what they have usually they have a grip stand with all the grips they offer up and you can touch each one. I went with the Avon air grips as they feel great and dont cramp my hand.

YES I stood and in the store holding grips for 15 minutes at a time the sales people looked at me weird I didn't care and finally one parts guy came by and told me to try the cushioned ones over the rest first. BAM they were great.

If you really like the stock grips then you just like a rubber sleeve type. I am going to tell you now once you go to remove everythign off your old bars you may think twice about reusing your stockers again. I just cut em off with a razor blade on the left hand side at this point as thats all thats there they are just glued on 9 times out of ten.

O and the biggest reason besides comfort on the Avons you don't have to glue them on they have caption screws that you can use to hold them in place incase you ever want to change them out again or take them off.
I am going to order the bagger bars and have a look at them. Then do what you have recommended and go choose some grips from somewhere that has them on display. Even if I have to go get shunned at the hoity toit Harley dealership. Thanks again for the tips.
 
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