Vibranator Does it work?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Hooked, May 29, 2009.

  1. Hooked

    Hooked n00b

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    I am suffering the "Numb Hand" condition on my 08 690 Enduro when I ride. Is anyone using the VIBRANATOR? If they work they would be a great investment. I found the 20% discount with advrider but I would like to hear from some one with first hand (no pun intended) experience.
    http://www.vibranator.com/
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  2. ADVCoop

    ADVCoop Been here awhile

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    Looks interesting! Be nice if it works as well as claimed. I have had some success on past dirtbikes with spray foam insulation.
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  3. R_W

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    They don't eliminate vibes completely, but they knock them down to a manageable level (I would guess 80% in my case). What is the best part is they work at all RPM ranges.
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  4. Flyin Phil

    Flyin Phil Been here awhile

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    Their " proven patented helicopter vibration cancellation technology " sure looks likes not much more than a fancy weight jammed inside the end of the bar...On another note, I thought the 690s were supposed to be running nice and smooth?
    edit: just saw this "the mass is mounted on a spring that is directly mounted inside the handlebar end. " ...so I guess I was wrong, there's a little more to it than I assumed. Interesting idea.
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  5. R_W

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    It is a weight on a spring!!! :evil

    The idea is also used on power lines to keep them from bouncing in the wind. The spring (rod in this case) gets the weight vibrating out of phase from the bars, cancelling out the vibes.
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  6. Flyin Phil

    Flyin Phil Been here awhile

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    Next question then, doesn't a given weight on a specific spring only really vibrate/oscillate at a certain frequency? Seems like it would work for certain rpms, but not as well for others. But it's been a few years since physics, and hey, if it works it works :freaky
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  7. R_W

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    That is the beauty of mounting the mass on a spring. No matter what the frequency, it will eventually go out-of-phase and cancel it out. It will cancel some frequencies faster than others, but will quench almost all frequencies.
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  8. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Anyone have more input on Vibranator?
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  9. Mobiker

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    The October 2012 Motorcycle Consumer News has a review. They said it works and they like it.
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  10. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    i've used them and YES
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  11. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    I have ordered a set today for my 690-sounds good!
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  12. YAHBO

    YAHBO Grip and rip since 1983

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    I had them on my SV 650 and they were definitely an improvement. I got a pair for my DRZ400 and they absolutely make a huge difference in vibes that reach your arms. It was easier to notice on a thumper with knobbies. I just finished the TAT a week ago and suffered zero numbness/tingling in my hands and arms even after long pavement stretches.

    This is a good product and worth every penny.
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  13. Wallachian Spikes

    Wallachian Spikes Long timer

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    Can you still mount brush gaurds if you've got vibranators installed in your bars?
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  14. llamabomb

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    They make a general model that has anchors for hand guards, I was wondering what the difference is between those and the far more expensive ($70 vs. $110) bike-specific ones. Anyone know?
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  15. mountain eagle

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    I'm sure they do. If your running barkbusters I'd check out the Highway Dirtbikes anti-vibe insert . I found that it made a difference, and of course still allows for the HDB guards :evil
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  16. Zombie_Stomp

    Zombie_Stomp Aspiring human

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    I wanted to know the same thing, I THINK these are the ones, first model under Dualsport category. Looks like they fit inside the bar end completely. Wishing they had an end view.
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    </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="100%"> All Steel and Aluminum Handlebars with Removable Hand Guard Anchors </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="100%"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr> <td valign="top" width="64%"> Our Price: $69.95
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  17. Lee Dodge

    Lee Dodge Been here awhile

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    I had them on my Wee Strom and took them off. They did smooth out the vibration quite well above 5000 rpm but I also picked up some new vibrations in the 3-5k range that weren't there before. It made my left hand go numb which had never happened before. It may be that they work better on thumping vibration than the buzzing kind.
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  18. jon6.0

    jon6.0 Been here awhile

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    What works for one person might not work for the other. My triple makes my hands go numb. My KTM 640 doesn't, even though it feels like riding a paint shaker. :lol3
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