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So I wasted some money on ebay bar ends as they don't fit on the 2007 zx6r mainly because the clipon is threaded so the bar ends I purchased are a bit to wide... I know my bad any way, has anyone tried the metal spike grip with bar end? I have a local dealer that sells them but was wondering about how slippery they would be and if they would provide the same vibration dampening as the oem setup.... Just want to get all of the old sh!t off the bike from the previous owner as it was a disaster. And the oem bar ends look terrible... Dam the front of the bike really looks like an owl in heat lol... Thanks for your help
 

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Don't forget that bar ends serve a purpose in crashing. Any cheaply made shit or anything that's pointy might cause more damage to your bike in a small crash. You could turn a minor lowside into a totaled bike when your spiked barend digs into the ground and flips your bike.

And secondly, bar ends are weighted. They help stabilize the forks and clip ons. You buy cheap shit or lighter bar ends, you might start getting more steering shake.
 

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Lol I even laugh everytime I look at it ugh should never let go of my 05 636 oh well, it's looking mean"er"now I have added custom carbon fiber eye lids, red 93 halos and blue demon eyes with red nose light so now it looks like an angry owl lol still mean... And 2 switches so when the popo is around I can kill the halos and activate the disable/single low beam Can't figure out how to post a pic with my iphone?
Yeah I get the flipping part but knock on wood hopefully it would scrape if anything.... Ps there are two types of riders.... Riders that have dropped their bikes and. Riders that will drop their bikes... I'm classed as the first one as I dropped my '99 CBR poor baby going like .5 miles the 3 day I had it... so I hope that's it for me ... And no I didnt just jynx myself!!!!!!!
Ok so about those grips lol:2fingerlol:
 

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To be honest man, they probably won't be as weighted as OEM and to be frank, they look like shit. The OEM bar weights serve 2 purposes and should be in place. Get yourself some OEM replacements.
 

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To be honest man, they probably won't be as weighted as OEM and to be frank, they look like shit. The OEM bar weights serve 2 purposes and should be in place. Get yourself some OEM replacements.
Just putting it out there... I have neither bar ends nor issues with steering stability. (I am also slow)

That said... Spikes on a motorcycle sounds like a bad scene. I just have images of Barend vs femeral artery situations.

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Just putting it out there... I have neither bar ends nor issues with steering stability. (I am also slow)

That said... Spikes on a motorcycle sounds like a bad scene. I just have images of Barend vs femeral artery situations.

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they're there to absorb vibration in the clip-ons and hopefully save you a little cheddar in a low side. If anything, I would run a set of Felton and bar end sliders. They can be had for cheap if the vibration isn't a big issue.

OP, you also have to think about the hazard it could potentially cause you in an accident. We all know the "2 types of riders" saying, but in all honesty I don't think we're all ever really done with one get off. Hopefully you're one of the lucky ones. I'd sure hate to see you get snagged up on it or impaled, but to each their own.
 
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