well right now, bars are not an option lol. after brand new tires, bar end mirrors, givi rack, and f4i forks, i'm pretty much tapped out. living on ramen for the next few weeks lol.
so until i can afford bars (low on my list as i have 599 headlight, givi crash bars, and a couple small things to buy first), the bar end weights have got to go.
cheers, thanks for the ideas guys. i'll try the dish soap idea. if worse comes to worse, i'll yank the bars off and use my apt maint's vice.