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Self explainatory really. I was out riding my bike and noticed that there is a decent amount of vibration. Even when I stop the bike, my hands are all tingly and I can't really do anything. Will a steering dampner help this? If so, I was looking into the GPR, cause I've been told it can be like adjusted "on the fly". Truth to this? Rumor? Personal opinions? Please :help: ... Thanks.
 

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My bike had a buzz in the 5k area,i would change gears early(pre 5000 rpm) just to avoid it.I put heavier than stock bar ends on mine and it helped alot..
Later i put some frame sliders on.They mounted on the upper motor mounts and my vibration went completely away at 5k.. :luck:
 

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I believe that the steering damper will only help reduce the severity of a tank slapper aka head shakes. IMO, the best thing you can do to delay the numbness to ur hand due to vibration is by adjusting the position of the brake and clutch lever (loosen the screws and readjust the levers to a more downward position so you won't bend your wrist as much) You can also add some weight by adding a bar end slider to your R6. Of course you can also learn to grip the tank with your legs more thus putting less pressure on your wrist/hand. My personal experience have told me that vibration and numbness to hand is inevitable on a sportbike but there are certain things you can do to delay the effect; steering damper would not be one of them.
 

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A heavier bar end would help and so would changing your posture... but what I find works best is to get your blood flowing better... vary your RPM's to not get the same vibe all the time and go faster...try weaving in and out of traffic... always helps me!! :D

A stabalzer is a good thing but won't help with this at all.

Adjusting the stabalizers on the "fly" is over rated. Once you getit adjust to where you want it, you won't ever adjust it again. I've had my Scotts on my bike for like 3 years now and have never adjusted it...

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Also Graffix, it may be your riding postion. You should have almost no weight being carried on your wrists. Your hands on the bars should be there just to guide the bars, not to hold yourself up. Carry your weight with your legs and lower back. TOes on the footpegs, knees dug into the sides of your tank. Read any of the major riding tecnique books, they all go into riding postion in detail. (Twist of the wrist II, Sport Riding Techniques, Total Control)
 

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They about covered it all, posture is a huge component of the bike working. Reduce the weight on your wrists and feel your confidence jump up. Ride one handed here and there and feel just how much of your weight you can carry with your legs.
 

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If the bike vibrates at idle, and it's not a Harley, check the motor mounts. You could try loosening them and then torque them to spec.
 

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Newbie disease...........you're probably white knuckling it. I did it when I first started riding. Get your wait on your butt and off your hands and wrists and don't grip the bars as tight. Snug....but not tight.
 

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Thanks everyone for the responses. I have the extended Yamaha warranty on the bike so I think I'm gonna talk to my friend and see if I can take it to the shop that he knows in Deming, NM. He says the guy is really good there so hopefully he'll hook me up and let me know cause of that other noise that I want to have checked out too.
 

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I don't think the shop will suggest anything we haven't for the bad vibes.

The other noise? :luck: :skep:
 
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