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Offline Rideezdale

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Mounting bar end weights
« on: May 31, 2018, 03:14:54 am »
Okay, I bought my c10 a year ago, and one of the first things I asked the PO was if the handlebars were adjustable because I felt like they needed to be turned out. He said no and I figured I would get use to them but I haven't, so I bought the storz adapters and Flanders Daytona bars. I really would like to keep the bar end weights (I just bought them a few months ago) so I'm looking for advice on how to bolt them on to the Flanders bars. One suggestion was to weld a 8mm nut to the end of the bar, but I don't have a welder. I'm sure I could find someone that does.   Has anyone used bar inserts for this? Thanks in advance!
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Re: Mounting bar end weights
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2018, 01:24:10 am »
Okay, didn't find a welder so I tried JB  weld and it didn't work.  >:( Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks
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Re: Mounting bar end weights
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2018, 08:28:19 am »
Go to an auto body shop.  They will have a welder.  Welding the nut is the best option.  If you don't want to do that, get some long screws and some rubber tubing and some nuts and lock washers.  Tighten the screw enough to swell the tubing but still small enough to go inside the bar.  Insert and tighten screw.  This can work.  Is it the best way to go?  NOPE.  Can you end up some day wanting to remove this jack-legged mess and find that it doesn't want to come out?  YES.  Take the time and spend the money and find someone to weld the nuts in.  Trust me on this one.

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Re: Mounting bar end weights
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2018, 10:06:16 am »
Here's what I did based on advise from SISF as follows:

I couldn't find any cone washers but used regular washers. 

See pics below.  Ignore the heat gun and orange tubing in the pics - they ended up not being needed.

I've used this setup for many years on my 2000 C10 with Storz mounted standard 7/8" tubular bars.

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Get a 5 - 7" long 8mm or 5/16 bolt and nut. Get a length of 3/8" fuel line. Now here's a little trick part - try to find some cone washers. They can be metal or plastic, something from plumbing would be ok. Must have an ID to just slip over your bolt. I actually use the metal cone washers used on a toyota 4wd front hub . Now slide the bolt through the bar end, and slide 1 cone washer onto the bolt, larger end out. cut a section of fuel line that is 1/2 to 3/4" shorter than the remaining length of exposed bolt. slide it over the bolt. Now slide on another cone washer, taper in. Thread the nut onto the bolt, just enough to get the nut started. BTW a nut with a shoulder is best. Now put an "o" ring around the flats of the nut. slide the whole arrangement into the bar end, and tighten. As you tighten, the cone washers will force thier way into the hose, and expand against the id of the bars. It will tighten up nicely, and will help stop the pesky vibes... Steve
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Re: Mounting bar end weights
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2018, 07:39:45 pm »
Two good suggestions.  Thanks for the advice!
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