My 98 Sprint does not have any bar end weights but the end of the bars looks like it is threaded for them. What size and thread do I need? Ideas of where to get a pair (is this a dealer only piece or an ebay piece)?
jedrake72: My "96" Sprint has the stock weights, but you could either try E-Bay or these guys, www.triumphparts.gbr.cc (Sprint Manufacturing) or www.triumph-ant.co.uk, They both answer e-mails promptly and they list bar ends for the Triumphs. I'm sure some of the other folks here can give more info.
[ This message was edited by: LaneSplitter on 2006-12-01 14:02 ]
I have a pair of used but usable bar ends if you're interested. They're a little scratched on the ends, but I'd let 'em go for a lot less than the $30 each Bike Bandit wants. PM or email me if you want 'em, kitATkithalsted.com is the email.
Thanks Kit, I may take you up on it if I find that these aren't something I can just pick up at my local Cycle Gear shop. I can't figure out if I am missing another piece though. All the diagrams I see show the weight and a bolt going through the center but what is this bolt threaded in to? Is there supposed to be some other piece inside of the bar that I am missing too?
The Sport normally has the "lower" bars, and the standard Sprint is normally fitted with the "higher" (Trident) bars (although some standard Sprints did leave the factory with the "lower" bars - e.g. mine did). I have both type of bars, and they have different bar-ends (shape and fitting, if I remember right). I think you can easily identify them as I think the Sport has black bar-ends and the standard bar-ends are alloy colour.
If you wish, I can take a closer look later this weekend.
Geoff - that would be great. I'm pretty sure mine has the low bars (if you look at the bike from the side with the front wheel straight, the bars are below the tank). I need to know what all pieces I need - this is my first bike that needs the weights and all I have is a hollow bar with some internal threading on it.
Update - took some measurements and the internal diameter of the threaded part is 15mm. Of course, standard size for bard end weights is 17mm but that's okay. A Dremel tool should be standard issue with a used Bitish vehicle. Picked up a 17mm weight kit and shaved down the rubber plugs to fit and sawzalled the metal part that was sized to fit inside the bars. They fit right in now I don't know how much they are doing to decrease vibrations but at least now the bike looks finished.
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