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It has been mentioned by reviewers that the SCR950 can vibrate a bit when you get to the upper rev range but luckily for us, it's not too obnoxious and most of the bike's power is made before you even get to that point.

Still, if you're one to push the SCR950 to the limits then you may want to get a more comfortable seat and rubber foot pegs.
 

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They have an adventure foot peg accessory that comes with optional rubber bushings for increased comfort. That may help ?
 

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They have an adventure foot peg accessory that comes with optional rubber bushings for increased comfort. That may help ?
I have a Super Tenere with those pegs and they do pretty well. I'd like to see some bar end weights to clear up the mirrors from ssshhhaaakkkiiinnngg.
 

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Don't think anyone has come out with bar end weights for the scr950 yet but HVMP may be working on some. Steve mentioned something about it in a comment for a ridermagazine article.

Anyone have any experience with HVMP?
 

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Haven't personally ever used them but they seem pretty good. Specifically specialize in them and they have an assortment of weights and even crampbusters
 

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HVMP does offer heavy and extra heavy bar ends so maybe someone can shoot them an email ?
Their universal 7/8" bar weighs ought to work fine. All one would have to do is cut holes in the stock grip ends or buy a pair of open-ended grips. The down side is they are $78 + shipping + another $12 if you want black.
 

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That's true.. $90 +shipping and tax plus the price of the open-ended grips. I'm personally not too fond of cutting holes in to anything, especially myself lol. But maybe it'll really be worth it ?
 

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I'm tempted to go to a gun shop and buy some BB size lead shot. Mixed with some RTV and roll it up in some wax paper like a Tootsie Roll. Make it so it would just fit inside the bar. Cut to length, it'd be like a home made Bar Snake. =)
With a blast of compressed air, the stock grips could be removed and the creation installed inside the bar ends. Back on with the grips and no one would know it's there!
Simpler? What about a 4-5" piece of rebar wrapped in a piece of old inner tube stuck in the bar end?
 

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I got to thinking about a former bike, a 2001 SV650, and looked this up at Ronayers.com :
A handlebar end weight assembly for it is only $21.06 MSRP and $17.70 Ron Ayers' price.
That's cheap, guys.
They would fit the SCR's handlebar just fine, too!
Maybe they aren't as heavy as some of the after market weights, sure.
They fit.
They're inexpensive and we will always know where to find a replacement.

**Edit/Update: I went ahead and ordered a pair for $44.25 shipped. Stay tuned!**
 

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Ignore my suggestion of using Suzuki bar end weights.
They most definitely won't work with the stock 7/8" SCR bars.

Why? Yamaha already saw fit to insert a solid steel rod inside the handlebar ends. I went to cut open a handgrip using a Unibit and hit something a hair over 1/4" inside the throttle end. I carefully cut a flap in the grip end and had a look inside. Yep a solid steel insert. Which begs the question, if they knew this thing shook so badly, why didn't they install regular bar end weights they probably already have in inventory?
 

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Wow Yamaha, didn't want us to go for aftermarket bar end weights but they wouldn't give us the OEM option. Is there a way to remove that steel bar?
 

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Wow Yamaha, didn't want us to go for aftermarket bar end weights but they wouldn't give us the OEM option. Is there a way to remove that steel bar?
That's the $1mil question. IF it'll move, one might could drill a hole in it and use a slide hammer to extract it. Then you could cut it to a length that would allow you to put it back inside the handlebar far enough to then install accessory end weights. Alternatively would need to know if it's just possible to drive it inside farther, provided it's short enough, to allow one to fit the bar end weights. Last ditch effort? Say the steel insert doesn't move. One could drill and tap it to accept a bolt to hold a bar end weight.
 

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Sounds like we'll have to go without bar end weights on the scr950 unless you're willing to try and extract that steel bar but if something goes wrong then that piece of metal is going to be a pain to replace.
 

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Update on bar end weights with the stock bars:
The steel insert cannot easily be moved/removed.
The good folks at Yamaha drilled the handlebar in two places and spot welded the insert in place.
Really. =(
I took the plunge and removed the left grip to see what's what and found the spot welds. (see photo with arrows.)
This provoked me into drilling and tapping the really secure insert directly for the bar end weight.

The bolts that came with the Suzuki weights are too long and cannot be shortened as they are not threaded all the way down.
I ended up at Home Depot and bought:
1/4"X20 drill & tap set
Two stainless steel 1/4"X20 flat head Phillips bolts 2.5 inches long
Two 1/4"ID x 5/8" OD nylon spacers 3/8" long.
I took 3/32" off the left bar end spacer and added three 1/4"X3/8" stainless washers I already had to the spacer used on the throttle end.

I used a 1/2" hole punch to make the initial hole in the grips and then Dremeled them larger with a sanding drum.
***Warning campers. That makes a LOT of smoke. Do it outside! ***
A cone grinding stone in the Dremel made short work of enlarging the hole in the throttle slide for the spacer to fit and allow free movement
of the throttle. I covered that side of the bike with a big plastic bag and put a rare earth magnet under the end of the bar to help catch the drill chips.
Results?
The weights look okay, the throttle works perfectly normal and maybe they'll help.
It got late on me and I haven't taken the bike for a test run yet.
If they don't work, I can leave them or simply get another pair of grips to hide the "evidence" after I remove them.
-eddie
 

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