My new 3" bar end weights with mirrors
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2006 GT200
Joined: 07 Nov 2018
Posts: 4
Location: Seattle, WA
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:02 pm quote
I have a 2006 GT200 with a top box that I purchased last Summer. This thing is so fun to ride and I get 70 mpg every tank. From what I've read with a top box I should have bigger bar end weights to prevent wobble? I have had no issues with that, but hated the stock Mickey Mouse mirrors. So I made my own 3" bar ends weights. I looked online for some, but didn't like the design of any of them. I have bigger hands and with gloves on I wanted the mirrors at the "END" of the weight, not at the end of the hand grip. With gloves on my hand would be wedged in between the mirror and the headset. I turned them on my metal lathe and painted them black. I took it for a test ride to adjust the mirrors and they are way better than the stock mirrors.
And then I took an 8MM bolt and stuck it in the stock mirror hole for my RAM phone mount, works great.





2008 GTS250, 2009 S150, 2017 GTS300Super, 2006 GT200
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Location: Houston
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:03 pm quote
Looking great!!
Molto Verboso
2018 GTS300 Super Sport - Donatello Vespace
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Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:06 pm quote
Très cool. Très Euro.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:23 am quote
Boy, you DO have big hands!

Mine are last 3XL glove purchase was even tight.

Looks good though!
Molto Verboso
2018 Vespa GTS 300 ABS- Bianco
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Location: E. KY
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:15 am quote
Mine are the stock, long black, Piaggio weights and look about that same length @ about $50 a set. My hands are not large but one time with a serious wobble made me a bar weight believer. Other than slight outer end radius mine would work like the custom pair above mirror wise.

Neat job there but I just don't like wider handlebars to begin with. They look cool on old airheads and this vespa but not for me use wise. The GTS is already fairly wide, even compared to full size MC's.
2007 Vespa GTS250ie 2007 Buddy 125 Series Italia 2012 Ural Gear-Up
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Location: Woodland Hills, CA
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:41 pm quote
Just be careful when lane splitting.
Molto Verboso
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Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:23 pm quote
Nice. I used to have that same snakeskin trim seat on my bike.
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