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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-23-2016, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Vibration due to broken stock handguard?

So my bike was used, 1165 miles. The only thing on it was the right stock handguard was broken. No damage anywhere else, except right on the bar support on the outside of the throttle and then where it mounts via 1 screw and that little plastic bit. So the support is attached, and the handguard itself is still attached to the support for the other end.

Ive noted after riding it that my right hand goes numb/fuzzy quickly and the only difference I can find is that one thing. Is it possible that just the absence of the connection is causing extra vibration because it cannot travel through the handguard?
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Try removing the rest of the guard, see if that stops or reduces the vibes. The broken guard could just be magnifying the vibes, could be a sign of a deeper problem.

Do you know how the guard got broken? Guy sells a bike with 1,300 miles on it with a broken guard, might be a slow speed crash, then 'oh $hit', sell the bike.... any drop could tweak parts of the bars, so second step is to start checking for loose bolts, misaligned bits and other stuff. Search for 'vibration' here, you'll find lots of 'could be this' suggestions. If you're not mechanically inclined, might be worth looking for a decent bike mechanic in your area.

I have a 650, so no specific suggestions on your bike other than the guard thing.

Good luck.
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Try removing the rest of the guard, see if that stops or reduces the vibes. The broken guard could just be magnifying the vibes, could be a sign of a deeper problem.

Do you know how the guard got broken? Guy sells a bike with 1,300 miles on it with a broken guard, might be a slow speed crash, then 'oh $hit', sell the bike.... any drop could tweak parts of the bars, so second step is to start checking for loose bolts, misaligned bits and other stuff. Search for 'vibration' here, you'll find lots of 'could be this' suggestions. If you're not mechanically inclined, might be worth looking for a decent bike mechanic in your area.

I have a 650, so no specific suggestions on your bike other than the guard thing.

Good luck.
I got it from a dealer and their guys did look it over. No real answer on what happened, but I literally cannot find a scratch, dent, mark on any of the rest of the bike on that side. Maybe smacked a pole or something or wall moving the bike? Not sure.

Will double check for any loose bolts.

I also am not sure if its possibly carpal tunnel. I spend most of my week on a computer, and I seriously sprained this wrist in early spring. So I was wondering if perhaps its just an unlucky angle of my arm on the new bike causing carpal tunnel to act up.

I ordered some Pro Grip 719s and risers from Moto Werk.
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