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Old 07-19-2016, 07:46 PM
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Handlebar end pro tip.

BMX bike handlebars are the same diameter as ours are. Seeing as how motorcycle bar ends can cost $40+...I suggest looking into ones for BMX that cost $20 at most and are designed to be used and abused. www.albes.com and www.danscomp.com are the two best places to look in the event any of you are interested.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:51 PM
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I bought cheap eBay bar ends for my FJR1300 which I have installed 3/4" handlebars.

The bar ends were tested on a ride this summer with an unplanned parking lot drop.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:40 PM
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BMX ones are designed to be dragged, dropped, scraped, etc and all metal ones have recessed allen bolts to prevemt the bolts(and wedge mechanism) from getting damaged. I've been a BMXer for two decades and have seen certain pairs last a decade despite having been repeatedly(and thoroughly) abused.
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Old 07-20-2016, 06:14 AM
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BMX ones are designed to be dragged, dropped, scraped, etc and all metal ones have recessed allen bolts to prevemt the bolts(and wedge mechanism) from getting damaged. I've been a BMXer for two decades and have seen certain pairs last a decade despite having been repeatedly(and thoroughly) abused.
But they are also meant for a 10 pound bike, not a 700 pound bike.
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Old 07-20-2016, 10:01 AM
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The forces put on a BMX bike are far greater than you might realize. These bikes(that are 2-3x that weight) are designed to MASSIVE abuse(it's REALLY hard to break parts...and I mean REALLY F'IN HARD) And the bar ends are made from billet 6061-T6...just like the motorcycle specific ones. Except these have recessed bolts. Basically, youre gonna mess up your bars/controls/mirrors well before you destroy these bar ends.
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:47 PM
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Thanks for the tip!

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Old 07-22-2016, 09:05 AM
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You're welcome! And to make things easier...here's a link to the ones I buy.

http://www.albes.com/shadow-conspiracy-bar-ends/
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