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Handlebar vibration

I have installed Motowerk anti-vib risers and grip-puppies and my bike is a 2011 with rubber motor mount and the bar vibration is very tolerable. I would like to eliminate as much as possible so I have decided to try putting shot pellets in the bar itself and would like to know if anyone has tried this and could recommend what size shot works the best. Thanks
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It's been awhile but i remember somebody using BB's

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I did this on my KLR and just used "Bird Shot" Lead's out I use Bismuth, I think that's how it's spelled.

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never heard of this trick, any details?
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never heard of this trick, any details?
By adding weight to the ends of the bar you reduce resonant vibrations.
If you plug up the bar 2-3in in past the end of the bar ends and pour in some loose lead shot then put you bar end back on.
You can play with the lead weights - more/less weight, ompact or a fraction loose.
the lead shot can adsorb some of the high frequency vibrations and reduce hand numbing.

You can also buy heavier bar end weights and fancy spring loaded piston bar ends... but they can make the bike handlebars wider and harder to filter between cars - or even make it difficult to add hardguards etc.
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id just get bar ends , cheaper and more affective then a bar full of shot....
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I removed the end cap`s and filled my bar with silicone and let it cure for about 24 hrs
trimed off te excess and put the ends back on. this did not totaly stop the vib`s but it did help and it is verry lite weight compaired to bb`s . my hands no longer get numb on long rides
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Thanks for the replies guys. I have SW-Motech KOBRA handguards on the bike now. They come with their own barend weights which aren't quite as big/heavy as stock but look great. I thought about BBs. I wondered if the size of the shot would effect the frequency of the vibration eliminated. It will be cheap to experiment. I'll post the results.
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