reduceing handle vibration


11 replies to this topic
  • timothypg

Posted July 16, 2006 - 01:59 PM

#1

my fingers fall asleep after about 5 mi. drives me crazy. does anyone think filling the handle bars with expanding foam will cut down on this problem.

  • Jon-D

Posted July 16, 2006 - 02:41 PM

#2

try running a set of Flexx bars, they helped me alot.

  • justicedone

Posted July 16, 2006 - 02:53 PM

#3

Even a change of gloves and grips may help for the money spent...

just a thought

  • timothypg

Posted July 16, 2006 - 03:17 PM

#4

i tried some new grips, forget the name but they are supposed to have jell, no help though. i'll look at the flexx bars.

  • TREADMARKS

Posted July 16, 2006 - 03:26 PM

#5

my fingers fall asleep after about 5 mi. drives me crazy. does anyone think filling the handle bars with expanding foam will cut down on this problem.


I use flex bars, barsnake, Gel grips and gel gloves.

  • motomonte

Posted July 16, 2006 - 07:02 PM

#6

you can also try leaded weights tha fit at the end of the handle bars,chek in the cruiser parts areas,they should know better....

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  • XR 650

Posted July 17, 2006 - 03:13 AM

#7

ProTaper Contour bars took alot of vibration out (amazing how much) & Pro Grip Gel grips helped a good bit.

  • JDR

Posted July 17, 2006 - 05:20 AM

#8

I have exactly the same problem. Very annoying. I have stock bars and grips on my XR650R 06'. It was suggested to me to try softer thicker grips and fill the bars with silicon. I am going to change the bars and bar height anyway, but will try the grips first. Let me know how you go.

  • SniperTeamBravo

Posted July 17, 2006 - 07:08 AM

#9

ProTaper Contour bars took alot of vibration out (amazing how much) & Pro Grip Gel grips helped a good bit.




I did the exact same thing on my XR600R and it worked great but also do a barsnake and it'll be unbeleivablely better. Good luck!

  • Boudroux

Posted July 17, 2006 - 11:18 AM

#10

Get a set of fastco antivibration inserts. They have been working great in my KX250 pinger.

  • Jon-D

Posted July 17, 2006 - 12:15 PM

#11

If you want to go to the extreme, you can pull your crank/piston and have it balanced. I noticed a slight improvement in a friend’s KTM on vibration (which was not that noticeable to begin with) and the bike revved faster. I am thinking about doing this next winter if I decide to rebuild.

  • timothypg

Posted July 17, 2006 - 03:37 PM

#12

all good ideas. thanks. i was thinking about the silicone thing also, or maybe some cork? the flex bars look good but a little pricey. the pro tapers and bar snake look good too. it get's dangerous shakeing my hands back to life when i'am in heavy traffic, gotta do something. tim





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