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post #31 of 59 Old 07-26-2019, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Flite, don't see any parts listing in the Craigslist ad.
Also, it looks like not only is the end weight missing, but i can stick my finger a few inches inside the handlebar, and looking at YouTube videos it seems that I'm also missing the INTERNAL part of the end weights, not just the $10 actual end weight. No luck at all finding any on ebay, maybe I'm using the wrong search term.
DID find this though, ordered parts 6-10 and 17. Look right?
http://www.2wheelpros.com/oem-parts/...-assembly.html

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post #32 of 59 Old 07-26-2019, 10:32 AM
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Yes, parts 6-9 and 17. You shouldn't need part 10, although those rubber dampers also help reduce felt vibration. My apologies for the bad link. I went back and edited my post to show the correct link.

Here's a used one with extra weight on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/06-Honda-CM...0AAOSwM7lcbrMt

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Thanks for the link, at least I can look at a real one to see how it goes together!
When I looked in there, the only thing that I saw was the rubber "gear" looking washer part shown in the ebay listing. I'm curious at how the internal weight will attach inside the handlebar (screw on?). I'm hoping nothing else is missing in there, although from the diagram I cant imagine what it would be....also curious why the PO didn't have it in there, how it got removed and why.....

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I think part 9, the snap ring, holds the inner piece and the end bolt attaches to it. Suggest you use blue threadlocker on the bolt to help keep it from vibrating loose.

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Sounds like something is wrong to me. My husband cleaned my carberator and adjusted something else, I think the idle, and my bike rides totally different now. I go 30 in second gear. There’s also a post somewhere on here of a gentleman who put bigger tires on his wife’s which is what I’m going to do with mine.
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Aside from the lowered fuel economy and (to me) horrific noise associated with winding the engine up to the maximum shift points every time, why would anyone want to do this on a regular basis?

lol that's the noise of the engine doing what it was engineered to do, gramps


I frequently find myself shifting out of 1st, 2nd, and sometimes 3rd near the max points on the speedo because moving swiftly is enjoyable and the engine's got plenty to give in the upper half.


Still around 60 mpg. More than double my car, whatever. I don't really care if I could squeeze out another 5-10.


As for a primary bike to "cruise", I tend not to take it on the highway much, but partly that's just because I'd rather a car on the highway. The way people drive around me I want all the crumple zones I can get at those speeds. But it hauls my entire butt around at 65-70 mph without making me feel like I'm asking too much of it, when I do. In the city it's become my primary vehicle.

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I live in a congested city and even going by the conservative owner manual shift points I find myself backing off the throttle in order to avoid the looming car bumpers in front of me. Even when I'm in the front row I find myself pulling away from the pack at those conservative points, aside from the occasional driver that has "something to prove".
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You guys heard of a www.barsnake.com? Looks like it would be worth it in your cases. I'll probably install one sooner or later. My vibration is not so bad. But the less the better.

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I agree with your strategy Shadow. From a "threat/risk" assesment point of view, if I find myself at the front of the traffic line at a stop, I get on it and put as much distance between my rear and the vehicle behind me that I can safely manage. Far too often I have witnessed drivers engage in distractive behavior while being bored at a stops (phones, makeup, hair, music, etc.). I witnessed a rear ender the other day where a car accelerated across an intersection and then had to lock it up to avoid hitting a pedestrian who decided to make a dash-crossing against the light. From my vantage point I concluded the car that was behind the first vehicle had plenty of time to stop and avoid rear ending, but they were looking down (probably phone messages). There is also a greater probablity of panic lane changing by agressive drivers at those times. I like to position myself, if possible, to let all that stuff happen behind me. Generally speaking, I can't see where ridgid "shift rules" make much sense. The area that I live and ride in is the northern terminus of the Allegheny mountain range. Consquently the terrain is predominately hills, valleys, and twisties. Great fun to ride, but the majority of stops and starts are either inclines or decents. So for me, Flight's admonition that lugging the engine is a greater concern than exceeding red lines. I'm almost 70 years old so I trust my experience and intuition when it comes to shift points. But for those who don't, I can understand why they would want the guidance of tachometer or speedometer readings. However, I honestly don't think that relying on those guidelines will serve the rider well in all possible situations.

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You guys heard of a www.barsnake.com? Looks like it would be worth it in your cases. I'll probably install one sooner or later. My vibration is not so bad. But the less the better.
The bar snake appears easier to use, but filling the bars with dry sand or lead shot greatly reduces vibration too. If I was going the sand route, I'd still keep the bar end weights. Slide a plug in past where one weight assembly ends, add sand from the other end, plug that end to contain the sand, and reinstall the bar end weights.

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