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Ok, I have aftermarket clip ons on my bike. I am not sure of the brand, but they have a "W" engraved in the billet that clamps to the fork. I want to replace the bar ends because the ones on there just seem to be plastic, I can get the exisiting bar ends to spin (they have no external bolt), but I can't get them off. I am afraid that if I pull them off, they may not have the internal nut necessary for the new ends and then they will be all chewed up from removal.

Can anyone offer any insight?
 

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I pulled the current plastic bar end off and I was right, there is no internal nut for the stock replacement type bar end to bolt to. Does anyone have any suggestions????
 

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I just added bar end mirrors to my brothers 999 and it had the plastic sliders like you are talking about also. I just twisted them out with a pair of pliers with a rag wrapped around them. There wasn't anything inside of his clip ons. The plastic sliders should go right back in.
 

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I have done that, but I want to add weighted bar ends that I purchased. I want do away with the plastic caps, but in order to do it I need to be able to bolt the new bar ends in place.
 

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I'm pretty sure they sell a bar end type that expands when it's tightened.
 

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What make and model bikes does your brother have and were the bars stock. If they are I will buy a self expanding set for that bike like you are talking about.
 

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Those are woodcraft clip ons.. you can order new bars for less than $20 from www.kneedraggers.com

however I don't know if you'll get any weighted bar ends on them... you could stuff something in the other end of them to act as a weight, but, not sure about bar ends..... I have them on my R1 and they do buzz alot, but, I guess I'm used to it
 

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Thanks, for the information, after some Internet surfing I figured it out. I also found a self expanding (rubber sleeve) weighted bar end that should work, I love the bars but the buzzing is driving me nuts, especially with my Carpal Tunnel. I will have these other ones tomm.

I am just going to offer my riding buddies the stock replacements that I bought, and if they don't want them, I'll offer them in the Pay it Foward section. Here is a pic similar to the self expanding ones that found, it is the one on the right.
 

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let me know how they work out... I might have to get a set for my R1....
 

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will do.
 

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Hopefully I'll get somewhere with the rubber mounted ones. Supposedly they require no internal threaded fitting. I have used a similar set up on dirt bikes, so I think it will work. Anything is heavier than the plastic ones that came with the clip ons, so I should see some reduction in the vibes. I also replaced the bar ends on the wifes stock R6, but the stock ones are so damn heavy, I think it will be hard to get anything heavier.

Oh, by the way Martin I finally tracked down the oil leak on the R6. After replacing o rings, pump gaskets, and torking every bolt a dozen times, it was the oil cap, as you you had suggested in another thread. A new billet one did the trick, even when the stocker appeared to be fine.
 

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Once you get your new bar ends you can go to a sporting goods store and get some lead shot to fill up the rest of the space inside your clip-ons for added weight.
 

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That is good thinking, it probably could have even worked with the plastic bar end caps.
 
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