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Renthal handlebar reviews
#794081 12/28/19 3:06 pm
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thinking of trying Renthal High Road bars for my trusty 68 A65 anyone tried Renthals? noticed any reduction in vibes? that's what i'm aiming at


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Re: Renthal handlebar reviews
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I have a Renthal motocross bar on my 69 B-44 dirtbike. Not going to be much help. Didn't notice any change in vibes. Mite try a bar snake or bar end weights. Some over the years have claimed filling the bar with BB's helped??

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I often use aluminum Rizoma or ProTaper "tapered" bars, you know, fatter in the clamping area. I like the feel, and feel that they transmit less vibration than steel bars. I fill them with lead shot. And often use bar end weights or mirrors. And ProGrip cushioned grips.


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Like bodine -Use them on my Trials bikes which doesn't help much. Don't see how they would help with vibration.


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Some of the best Bars I have had fitted are either the Norman Hyde bars, also the LF Harris bars (of which are the perfect bends - match original pattern for the Western 68' bars). both types are quite a thick wall and darn solid. you could always turn down some bar end weights so that they fit inside the ends of the bars without sticking out.


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Re: Renthal handlebar reviews
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Raf: The fill em up with BBs deal is no miracle, but it is worth doing on a bike which really shakes. I wanted lead like Kurt, but all I saw was a 50 pound bag........shipping was a little high.

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BBs easier to come by than lead shot these days I guess. I was gifted a bag of lead shot a few years ago. Two of my former customers from my Kaw-Tri shop back in the '70s took over their father's hardware store and were hanging on to the shot their father had used as a re-loading skeet shooter, and a box of fishing line lead sinkers for good measure.

What I do is plug one end of the bar with a wad of steel wool, then pour in the shot gingerly so as not to spill any or overflow the bar, the shot will roll everywhere and escape everywhere ... ask me how I know. grin Then plug the other end with more steel wool.

I leave enough room in the ends of the bar to slip in lead sinkers that just fit, instant bar end weights. Add bar end mirrors, and that bar will have a hard time vibrating.


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