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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-26-2005, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Bar ends for a r1

Anyone else have problems on a long trip with their right hand goin numb?
I just ordered a pair of these~http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...spagename=WDVW
Can anyone tell me if they will work?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-26-2005, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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I guess I'm the only 1 here with a yamahama But don't tell me a zuki doesn't buzz much less a kawi.. n:
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-26-2005, 08:57 PM
 
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not too many ppl on tontie. but i would say the heavier the better for bar ends. my kawi did it when i first got it but now i dont ever get it at all.

also how tight are you griping the bars, you might want to losen up a little bit.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-26-2005, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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"my kawi did it when i first got it but now i dont ever get it at all."

What did you do get heavier bar ends?

I was thinking of trying some of those gell grips also.

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nope i just dont get it now. i use to get it to the point wher my hand would be that shaken it would go numb and hurt.
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Vibes are a bad thing... most people put on aftermarket ends that are lighter and get alot more vibe than the stock ones... the stock ones are pretty heavy to eliminate that vib or at least some of it.... I would get those... heavier will probably be better and those look longer which is better as well.... might help in a crash...

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Got my bar ends the other day and things are alot smoother,I haven't been on a long trip yet but it should be much better..............
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-04-2005, 06:46 PM
 
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I have an R6 and at first they use to get numb. I still have stock barends and they don't get numb anymore. i found out that keeping your arms locked straight makes them numb faster. Loosen up your grip a little and don't keep your arms locked for a while. This should help with the new bar ends.
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So what DL... you're bike didn't have them and you went back to stocks? or the other way around?




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I've always had stocks. They're pretty haevy anyway. Just one day my hands stopped getting numb. i started to keep my arms bent a little on long rides and loosened my grip. i haven't gone numb in like four months of riding. I'd say about 4-5000 miles in that time.
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Ok... wasn't sure by your post.... that riding technique always helps when crusin down the highway... also try a throttle rocker! Works great for the h/w... just don't use it in the twisties!




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Ok... wasn't sure by your post.... that riding technique always helps when crusin down the highway... also try a throttle rocker! Works great for the h/w... just don't use it in the twisties!
Yea, they can be dangerous in the twist's.
I use to get the numb buzz on my GSXR 1000 all the time.
I put heaver bar ends on and helped allot.
I would have to ride 2 or 300 miles at a time before it would bother me afterwards.

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Yeah a guy in WOS, Super, put on longer and heavier bar ends and he seems to like it!




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What's a throttle rocker yo?
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Yeah that twisty is a hard guy to impress....




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