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post #1 of 2 Old 03-12-2017, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Add end weights to 1 1/8" handelbars?

I've seen the references to the Tusk expandable inserts, but I have 1 1/8" bars and wondering what could be used for the different ID. Any DIY solutions?
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post #2 of 2 Old 03-12-2017, 04:33 PM
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Yeah, I shimmed mine with some homemade inserts.

Scrounged around the garage and came up with some 3/4" copper water tubing
Made 'em an inch long, and a lengthwise slit to expand to fit. Used two on each
side. One inside of the other, and the Barkbuster expander inside of all
that mess to spread it out. One was just ok but not a tight fit so another was added.
This was for fat bars and stock sized busters but the same principle applies.

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