|02-28-2013, 11:49 AM||#1|
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Joined: Oct 2003
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Thumper Vibes - HDB Anti-Vibe Threaded Inserts
....being a (ugh) senior rider, my hands are starting to act up lately, especially since installing the Athena 290 kit.
More vibes = more numbness in the metacarpels and thumbs. Sucks.
Like my mother-in-law says, "Old age ain't for sissies!"
So, pre-Athena I'd installed FLEXX bars more for impact than vibration.
I suspect they mitigate some vibration by design.
That said, this weekend I installed a set of my fav Pro Grip 719 RVGS Open End Gel Grips.
Paul at HDB sent me a set of his HDB Anti-Vibe Threaded Inserts to test.
I'm happy to say that between the two (grips/inserts) the handlebar vibe is down to near nil as far as riding a high revving WR250R goes, probably actually less than when the bike was stock.
For an old dog like me, this is a biggie! :
|02-28-2013, 03:16 PM||#2|
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Interesting. This said, the WR250 has to be one of the smoothest thumpers ever.
I agree on the Flexx Bars; being better at damping impact than reducing felt vibration through the bars.
I have to wonder how well the HDB anti-vibe inserts would work on a bike that vibrates more. I installed the Flexx anti-vibe inserts (look to be slightly more mass than the HDBs) on an old LC4 and I didn't think they had *any* effect. Far more mass (large bar end weight) was needed to make even the slightly reduction in the vibration felt through the bars.
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