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Question handlebar turn signals

So I have been looking into modding my turn signals on the back and front. I don't know if ill remove them completely or shorten them up will do. I would like to shorten them up at least. Does anybody know how I can shorten them up without buying new ones? But I've also been doing some research and ran across turn signals for the handlebars. I have been curious to see if any of y'all have done that or have thought about doing it. They have a couple different ways you could do them. I found some that take the place of the bar end weights and ones that come with them built into the grips. any input will be greatly appreciated. thanks

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I don't know about handlebar turn signals, but you can put mirror turn signals on. I've currently got a set of these:

BikeMaster Universal LED Turn Signal Mirror Set - (Chrome)

But I don't really like them. They're plastic and vibrate like **** when you're riding so you can't really tell what you're looking at in them. I'm really thinking about replacing them with these:

Rivco Universal LED Mirrors

Which have LED indicators on front and back, plus they don't have the messed up shape as my current ones. One advantage to them is that I don't forget to turn off my indicators since they reflect off the windshield as a reminder!

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I have seen them and they are pretty cool. I'm trying to try something different. I found a pic that shows what I'm trying to do or try. I got 10" apes on and thought that this would be awesome to do. I ain't sure what do y'all think
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I'm not really a fan of hanging stuff off of the end of the handlebars, but here's the deal, it's your bike, not mine, do what makes you happy. I'm sure a lot of people would question some of the stuff I've done to my bike, but I don't care. I say go for it man!

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Have you pulled the bar end weights already? It is my understanding that you get a lot of vibration in the handlebars without the weights.

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Have you pulled the bar end weights already? It is my understanding that you get a lot of vibration in the handlebars without the weights.
I swapped my grips out for Kuryakyn ISO Flame Grips, and pulled the weights when I did. I haven't noticed a bit of difference without them.

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I'll have to take the bar end weights off this spring to see if I makes a difference. Cant wait for winter to be over so I can ride

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I swapped my grips out for Kuryakyn ISO Flame Grips, and pulled the weights when I did. I haven't noticed a bit of difference without them.

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I'll have to take the bar end weights off this spring to see if I makes a difference. Cant wait for winter to be over so I can ride

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Thanks guy. I never knew that the bike had end weights. It makes sense when you think about it.

In principle, end weights should help reduce vibration in two ways.
Adding weights has an effect of clamping the ends. Weights would have to have a large mass to accomplish this.
Adding weights at ht ends would raise normal modes (frequencies of free vibrations) a bit so that they don't coincide with engine vibration, which would induce forced vibrations in the handlebar. If done properly, it could reduce vibration.
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