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Rox Anti-Vibration Risers

I installed the Rox Anti-vibe Risers on the Versys last weekend ($135 from www.Happy-Trail.com) and have ridden 60 miles. They provide a much more comfortable ride and definitely reduce handlebar vibration.

My fingers go numb very easy and I've already installed Grip Puppies and use padded gloves. With the addition of the anti-vibe risers I think I've finally gotten most of the vibration out of the bars. I'll give them a full test on a longer ride in the next few weeks and report back.
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My '08 is virtually vibe free. Have been surprised by the number of posts mentioning this. Could there be an issue with the balancers "timing"???
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Gatorman, I've been considering adding the Rox Anti-Vibe risers. The main reason is for ergonomics but I might as well kill the little bit of vibes I do get. My question is did you have any trouble with having enough slack in the cables, wires, or hose? A picture would be greatly appreciated.


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No problems with the stock cables fitting with the Anti-vibe and install is simple and easy, but if vibration is no big deal to you the standard Rox are closer to $99. I do have dual sport tires on my V and that adds to the overall bike vibration.
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Has anyone ever tried a bar snake? http://www.barsnake.com/
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After more riding I can say the Rox anti-vibe risers work great. There is less vibe to the feel and even the horriric shimmying mirrors vibrate less.
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I've had mine for over 4000miles and they are great. Improved riding position for myself and had no problems installing. Never really noticed any Vibration issues prior so can't say any improvement.
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Has anyone ever tried a bar snake? http://www.barsnake.com/
The ends of stock Versys handlebars have weights welded inside, so you would be unable to get a Bar Snake inside without significant drilling and cutting. You would have to get a different set of handlebars.

I should note that I ran my Versys for a while with two different, non-Kawasaki handlebars. I think both were heavy Flanders bars. I did notice increased vibration, but not a huge amount. The buzzing in the 3,000-4,000rpm range was most noticeable, and there was some tingling at higher revs, too. I seem to recall the vibes at 5,000rpm were reasonable. After much experimentation with different angles and positions, I ended up returning to the original Kawasaki handlebars. They pretty much got it right the first time.
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