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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-15-2007, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Vibration help!!!

well i just picked up my first bike in almost 10 years ( '07 gsxr 600) all in all i am pretty happy with it. how ever i am having some serious vibration problems in the right side handlebar. to the point that my hand is asleep and can only take about a 60 mile ride at a time. is there anything out there that i can buy to help with this? other then the $80 in gell gloves i have spent already. thanks for the help.... Jim
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well i just picked up my first bike in almost 10 years ( '07 gsxr 600) all in all i am pretty happy with it. how ever i am having some serious vibration problems in the right side handlebar. to the point that my hand is asleep and can only take about a 60 mile ride at a time. is there anything out there that i can buy to help with this? other then the $80 in gell gloves i have spent already. thanks for the help.... Jim
two things...change out your bar ends or you can fill the bars full of lead...or get a bar snake...

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two things...change out your bar ends or you can fill the bars full of lead...or get a bar snake...
Heavy bar ends help a lot. Stock Katana bar ends might fit a gixxer and they are considerably bigger, I would check with a dealer though. A good set of Gel grips could also help.

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Heavy bar ends help a lot. Stock Katana bar ends might fit a gixxer and they are considerably bigger, I would check with a dealer though. A good set of Gel grips could also help.
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Get the Harris Gel Grips, they look cool and they come in all colors. I have the Blue/Carbon Fiber ones on my whip. Other then that you might be putting to much wieght on the handlebars, just sit back and relax and change the angle you rest your wrists. Hope that helps.


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Get the Harris Gel Grips, they look cool and they come in all colors. I have the Blue/Carbon Fiber ones on my whip. Other then that you might be putting to much wieght on the handlebars, just sit back and relax and change the angle you rest your wrists. Hope that helps.
Good point, hold your weight with your legs, not your wrists.

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sounds good guys thanks for the help, i pick it up from the shop tomorrow, guess the front wheel was out of balance a lil, but i'll try the hints, thanks again....Jim
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chicks dig the vibration... just get one for each handle...
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well i picked it up yeaterday and it was a little better. thought about filling the bars with silicone or something like that to help. but like BarryP maybe i am just riding the thing wrong, pretty new to sport bikes. thanks again guys
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My stock bar ends suck. They're tiny, and aluminum. To help damp vibration, here's what I did:

I bought some 1/2" rubber tubing, some silicon caulk, and some BBs (lead shot works too).

I measured how much tubing would fit in my bars (about 8 1/2") and cut the tubing to fit.

I plugged one end of each tube with caulk and let it dry.

I filled the tubes with BBs and plugged the other end with more caulk.

Once it's all dry, I slipped the tubes into my bars and put the stock bar ends back on the bike.

The whole thing costs about $10 to make youself, and it helps quite a bit!

Eventually, I'll get some big & heavy bar ends to add to the mix, to dampen the vibration even more.

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Oh by the way your gloves will wear out your hands to. Maybe after you break them in a little more. I know whenever I buy new gloves they always take a while to stop tiring my hands out. Try the ICON Tarmac 2.0's. They are made of lambskin and are manufactured already broken in.


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jtemple has the right idea... the more weight you can get in the bars the better... that is to cut down vibration.

And don't start up on "more weight" BLAH BLAH BLAH... take a dump before you go riding and you'll be better off!

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