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timothypg

reduceing handle vibration

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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!

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

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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.

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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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