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I bought a set of lockhart phillips racing smooth c/f bar ends to go on my bike and replace stock ones... got the stock bar off.. but I can't make heads or tails of how they are supposed to go on.. didn't come with instructions and threads on new bar ends dont match up... it says the are compatible with the 08 zx-6r

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http://www.motosport.com/street/pro..._root^categoryID~3^categoryName~Sport#reviews
 

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Can you use the original bolts with the new bar ends? when I had to change mine out i stripped the allen bolt so i had to cut the bar end off and put vice grips to the original bolt. So if you didnt fuck up the originals you could prolly use em if they line up with the new ends.
 

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i'll let you know when i get them if i'm right they fit inside the bar and you tighten the screw and the rubber expands and holds them in place.
 

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i'll let you know when i get them if i'm right they fit inside the bar and you tighten the screw and the rubber expands and holds them in place.
so what your saying is I probably have to take off the piece that the original bar end threads into?>....
 

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The bar ends you purchased will not work for your bike, ours mount flush to the end with no insert, if you took yours off you would clearly see that, the ones you purchased are made so the rubber part inserts in the end and when you turn the screw the rubber expand holding the bar end securely. You're simply going to have to return those or save them for a non-kawi bike. There are several on Ebay including the spike one aforementioned, in addition, they have them in carbon fiber as well and an assortment of anodized colors accordingly.
 

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Stick with stock. They work the best to kill hand vibrations. The aftermarket ones are not nearly heavy enough to kill the vibrations in our high reving engines. Also why on gods green earth would you want to add a sharp pointed metal cap to your fast moving bike. Screams squid newbie to me. Its flat out dangerous if something bad happens, and it won't even work as well.

Also the bar ends you have will work with your kawi. After you remove the stock bar end you will see the raised hex head. Put a socket on it and unscrew it. Its loctited in with red locktite. Now you will have a large diamater hole to install the bar ends you bought. Ride around and see that the aftermarket barends make your hands go knumb in a few mins, and re-install the stock ones.
 

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Stick with stock. They work the best to kill hand vibrations. The aftermarket ones are not nearly heavy enough to kill the vibrations in our high reving engines. Also why on gods green earth would you want to add a sharp pointed metal cap to your fast moving bike. Screams squid newbie to me. Its flat out dangerous if something bad happens, and it won't even work as well.

Also the bar ends you have will work with your kawi. After you remove the stock bar end you will see the raised hex head. Put a socket on it and unscrew it. Its loctited in with red locktite. Now you will have a large diamater hole to install the bar ends you bought. Ride around and see that the aftermarket barends make your hands go knumb in a few mins, and re-install the stock ones.
not true, stock bar ends are average weight
sure carbon bar ends are worthless
but aftermarket are best like motovation, have you seen them? used them?
http://www.motovationusa.com/
 

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not true, stock bar ends are average weight
sure carbon bar ends are worthless
but aftermarket are best like motovation, have you seen them? used them?
http://www.motovationusa.com/
Yeah I'm also going to have to disagree - I have heavyweight Throttlemeisters and they weigh in at just over a pound each (I think 17 ounces). They make a big difference. And when I had the Shogun slider bar ends they weighed nothing, and made a huge negative difference.
 

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yeah i never thought of the vibration part of it oh well if it's that bad then i'll switch back to stock only paid $16.99 for the new ones
 

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Stick with stock. They work the best to kill hand vibrations. The aftermarket ones are not nearly heavy enough to kill the vibrations in our high reving engines. Also why on gods green earth would you want to add a sharp pointed metal cap to your fast moving bike. Screams squid newbie to me. Its flat out dangerous if something bad happens, and it won't even work as well.

Also the bar ends you have will work with your kawi. After you remove the stock bar end you will see the raised hex head. Put a socket on it and unscrew it. Its loctited in with red locktite. Now you will have a large diamater hole to install the bar ends you bought. Ride around and see that the aftermarket barends make your hands go knumb in a few mins, and re-install the stock ones.
Thats what I figured when I noticed the weight difference ... I did take off the stock ones... and saw the hex you spoke about taking off also.....

I got the bar ends because they are C/f looking and I like the look of C/f but if they vibrate real bad... ima change back...

but by the way i never said I wanted spike bar ends.. that was someone else's post lol.. ...

I don't feel like being impaled
 

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Yeah i know you wernt talking about going with the spikes. Its just one of the things that pisses me off. Lets make this thing even more dangerous. Plus being an engineer designing something that is in the shape of a cylinder and converting it to a spike is just about as un creative as you can get. But then people buy them. Atleast in the ducati realm of parts they have people tossing turn signals and shit in the bar ends. One of the few companies that makes sportbike goods with amazing craftsmanship and generally cool designs is Rizoma. But even then there barends aren't much heavier then a delrin version.
 

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yah.. unfortunatly it takes a lot of good planning, to make a part that is not only a cosmetic improvement but at the same time is also a performance improvment as well.... usually you have to choose do you want it to look better or perform better... I am more for better performance so I will try out those bar ends but if they are like what you guys are saying I will mos def switch back to stocks or look for some more beefy ones..
 
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