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New SV grips...

I heard someone say that getting a certain type of grips can really reduce the amount of vibration on your hand and wrist. Is this true? If so, what brands would be recommended for the SV?

I rode for awhile the other night and my hand went completely numb.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-04-2006, 01:03 PM
 
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Never heard of that. I got some Pro-grip grips that are nice. It's usually the bar ends that help prevent vibrations. If you're hands are going numb you're proly leaning on them too much.
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Never heard of that. I got some Pro-grip grips that are nice. It's usually the bar ends that help prevent vibrations. If you're hands are going numb you're proly leaning on them too much.
i had the same problem last night, so just dont lean on your hands as much and use the tummy to support your weight??

vol, i know they make some pretty awesome looking ones, let me know what ya find...
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Yeah I didn't think you could really get much help from just grips. I do tend to lean on my wrist more than I should.

What type of barends do you recommend for that?

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Yeah I didn't think you could really get much help from just grips. I do tend to lean on my wrist more than I should.

What type of barends do you recommend for that?
Well my stock ones were steel and I switched to delrin (much lighter) and I haven't had a vibration problem at all. If your's are steel now, there's not much you can do I guess.
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heres a couple web sites that i saw hand grips on, some look like they might be comfy and awesome looking...

http://www.rumbleimport.com/store/Sc...p?idproduct=89

http://www.fastbikebits.com/acatalog/throttle_aids.html

http://search.cruisercustomizing.com...ry=iso%20grips
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Stock bar ends should be fine. Mabye some gel grips would help though.
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Stock bar ends should be fine. Mabye some gel grips would help though.
Gel grips is what you want.

The largest problem is when people put aftermarket bar ends on... they are lighter and cause more vibes. People don't understand that the stock ones are heavy for that reason. The best thing you could do would be get some longer and heavier bar ends to help!




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99birdv6 bought some gel grips that we put on the Bee...very nice... I don't feel vibrations as much with them...
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Those Gel's sound good, and I didn't know that the bar ends made that big of a difference.

Where can you get some heavier bar ends??
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Well I switched to much lighter ends and i didn't notice a difference. I guess it's case by case.

I'd start by taking your bar ends off and see if they're steel.
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Well I switched to much lighter ends and i didn't notice a difference. I guess it's case by case.

I'd start by taking your bar ends off and see if they're steel.
when mine came off, there was a diffrence. im sure the amount depends on alot of factors so i agree that its case by case. Ive never seen heavier ends sold, but mabye you can look at other OE ends and see if theyre heavier or even compatable. Start with jacking your bros katanas ends Vol.
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Who makes the most comfy gel grips?

LOL will do JK.

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I think you can get a set of stunter bar ends that stick out farther and are steel. That should do the trick.

I know a guy that had a set of longer ones made for his 954!




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