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fill handlebars with urethane?

have you ever heard of someone doing this to help get rid of vibes in the handlebar using a really soft urethane?
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have you ever heard of someone doing this to help get rid of vibes in the handlebar using a really soft urethane?
nope, but I hardly have any vibs in my bars so I havent researched it
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I've heard of using bb's. They are pretty heavy, and have good dampening properties. Also, you can always remove them later. Urethane, its there for good.
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I've heard of using bb's. They are pretty heavy, and have good dampening properties. Also, you can always remove them later. Urethane, its there for good.
I've heard BB's and silicone caulking to keep them from shifting. Would be a bitch to remove though. You tried heavier bar-ends yet?

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www.barsnake.com

Though I have never had any problems with bar vibrations... Just ass numbness... I wonder if they make an ass snake... err... nevermind...
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Though I have never had any problems with bar vibrations... Just ass numbness... I wonder if they make an ass snake... err... nevermind...
And get gel grips.
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The higher vibes is very common when peeps swap out their stock bar ends for some cheap aftermarket smaller bar end. Then they wonder why they get alot more vibes.

I haven't heard of filling the bars but its not a bad idea. BBs and urethane would be most effective I think.

That snake website...interesting...

But with all of this... heed a warning. If you have internal wiring in the bars. Perhaps on your sport touring bike or HD or in my case BDM. Be carefull. Even with the liqued. Can you imagine how hard it would be to trace a wiring problem or even replace wires if you had this urethane hardened in the bars with the wires inside of it?? It would be impossible!!




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The higher vibes is very common when peeps swap out their stock bar ends for some cheap aftermarket smaller bar end. Then they wonder why they get alot more vibes.

I haven't heard of filling the bars but its not a bad idea. BBs and urethane would be most effective I think.

That snake website...interesting...

But with all of this... heed a warning. If you have internal wiring in the bars. Perhaps on your sport touring bike or HD or in my case BDM. Be carefull. Even with the liqued. Can you imagine how hard it would be to trace a wiring problem or even replace wires if you had this urethane hardened in the bars with the wires inside of it?? It would be impossible!!
My bike has plastic bar ends that weight nothing, it vibrates like an SOB, but I never notice anything with my bars... Maybe I have fat palms?
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Id like to get heavier bar ends for mine, but I havent found any that are heavier than the OEM Kawi ones.
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