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Old 10-02-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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What helps reduce thumper handlebar vibration?

What helps reduce thumper handlebar vibration?

What helps the most? Handlebars? Grips? Gloves? Other?

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Old 10-02-2012, 01:00 PM   #2
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As ex-owner of biggest thumper out there (Suzuki DR800) I remember - if you talk to Ladder106 in DR750/800 tread - he got Vibranator inserts (Ricor) on his bike and mentioned that it really helps.
I personally used heavy inserts and often rode in thick gloves. That helped too. Thou on 800 Big vibes are not high frequency and not really bothered me much.
Just my 2 cents.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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Gel grips, good (clean/lubed) chain and sprockets, non-knobby tires (screw that!), and nice gloves and it's smooth as butter.

I've heard aluminum bars make a difference too. Can't remember if it's bad or good though. Some people put rubber between the bars and clamps too I think.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:39 PM   #4
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i have good luck by adding barkbusters or aluminum hand gaurds, they seem to help with the vibration. my buddies aprilia 450 vtwin was really bad in the bars till he put on full wrap around hand gaurds.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:41 PM   #5
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:02 PM   #6
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an opposing cylinder and piston helps, alot.

Just wait, someone will show up to tell you all about balancing thumpers. Make sure to do some research before you buy what they are selling.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:19 PM   #7
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Make sure your tires are balanced - helped a lot on my wr, especially at speed.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:32 PM   #8
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RideOn

I put RideOn in my tires on my KTM 690 Enduro (knobbies) yesterday, and went for a ride to distribute it. I thought it smoothed things out quite a bit after about 10 km. Pretty subjective (?placebo effect), but I had been having some hand issues after 1/2 hour of riding, and that didn't occur. I'm hopeful - and the puncture protection is a bonus.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:55 PM   #9
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Try to Man-Up a little ,vibration builds character.













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Old 10-02-2012, 05:58 PM   #10
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Bar end weights! The bigger, the better. I've tried everything and bar end weights (the kind that are external to the bar end) are by far the most effective. That's why mc manufacturers use them.

Helps to check your engine mounting bolts. Found mine to be loose on my TE610 right before I sold it. Good gel pad gloves help. I've been using Olympia 710's for years, and they are really comfortable. Best of all, you can say goodbye to blisters. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...WT.MC_ID=10010

If you don't want new gloves, try these comfort grips. I have them on my 950 and they help a lot - http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...WT.MC_ID=10010
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #11
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I've had very good luck with filling the bars with lead shot. Works like a dead blow hammer.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:05 PM   #12
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With the stock grips on my 650 berg I had tinglenumbz after just an hour of riding. Changed to pro-grips rally 714? I think. Not at all an issue anymore. I have them on two bikes now.

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Thumbs down Yea whatever, moron.

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Yea whatever, moron.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:11 PM   #14
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Thanks.

Thanks, good suggestions here!
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:26 PM   #15
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these are proven
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