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Vibration reduction?

Saw an ad for these in an old Cycle World magazine. Has anyone tried these? I am tempted to give it a try, but at $110 I would like to see what others have thought. I also didn't see the V listed, so I was wondering what the bar end bolt size is.

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Grip Puppies! Much cheaper and worth a try first! They solved all of my problems with the small diameter grip and the vibrations that were killing my wrists. Lots of people here have recommended and still use them!

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Grip Puppies! Much cheaper and worth a try first! They solved all of my problems with the small diameter grip and the vibrations that were killing my wrists. Lots of people here have recommended and still use them!

I would do that if was just a comfort thing, but as you know the mirrors vibrate something crazy with those hand guards installed.

I guess I will have to work on it. I have a couple of ideas to try.
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I use Grab-Ons (similar to grip puppies) for comfort, hands would get numb. I replaced the mirrors and added mirror extenders. What a difference.
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Saw an ad for these in an old Cycle World magazine. Has anyone tried these? I am tempted to give it a try, but at $110 I would like to see what others have thought. I also didn't see the V listed, so I was wondering what the bar end bolt size is.

http://www.vibranator.com/default.asp
They won't fit on the Versys stock handlebars. Bar end weights are bolted on to a threaded bore in the bar ends.
I have no vibration problems with my Tag Metals T2 tapered aluminum handlebars without any bar-end weights, and with Zeta handguards.
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I have no mirror vibration with barkbusters installed, i find using a crampbuster on my bikes does help with any vibration through the bars.

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They won't fit on the Versys stock handlebars. Bar end weights are bolted on to a threaded bore in the bar ends.
I have no vibration problems with my Tag Metals T2 tapered aluminum handlebars without any bar-end weights, and with Zeta handguards.
Do you have the part number for that handle bar? How easy was the swap over?
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I did it differently, but it's easy with a Rox pivoting riser/adapter...

http://www.roxspeedfx.com/cgi-bin/ca...?subcat_id=268

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=120887763391

(Black) http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Rox-Hand...0756cd&vxp=mtr

With the 2" rise from Rox adapters, a handlebar with about 3-5/8" height: Windham/Yamaha 966 bend (92mm height) would result in about the same as original.

http://www.sixsixone.com/Catalog_Tag...e-709a4780352a

http://www.sixsixone.com/media/2011_...ag-2011-T2.pdf

(Black) http://www.ebay.com/itm/YAMAHA-T2-OS...405e72&vxp=mtr

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This took out most of my vibes.......http://www.shop.motowerk.com/Anti-vi...ANVB-HB-RS.htm

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So do you think the vibration reduction is a product of the handlebars, the risers or a combo of the two?
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This took out most of my vibes.......http://www.shop.motowerk.com/Anti-vi...ANVB-HB-RS.htm
I see you are quite the supporter of this product. Your review is mentioned on the site!! LOL
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So do you think the vibration reduction is a product of the handlebars, the risers or a combo of the two?
It's mostly the handlebars. Tapered 1-1/8" aluminum handlebars transfer even less vibrations than 7/8" aluminum handlebars with cross-bar, especially compared to stock steel bars. Tag Metals T2 tapered aluminum handlebars' innovative double-butted inner wall design redefines industry standards for strength and vibration damping... Aluminum Rox adapters play a small part as well.

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Thanks for the iputs!! Lots to consider!
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I see you are quite the supporter of this product. Your review is mentioned on the site!! LOL

Yep i got a few of Speedys products. Happy with all of them.

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Take a look at these: http://originalbeemerbuddies.com/

When the GripPuppies I had on my ST finally gave up, I tried these instead and like them a lot better. They were made originally for BMW twins to cut down on vibration through the bars. Could be just the ticket for your V.


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Take a look at these: http://originalbeemerbuddies.com/

When the GripPuppies I had on my ST finally gave up, I tried these instead and like them a lot better. They were made originally for BMW twins to cut down on vibration through the bars. Could be just the ticket for your V.
They're overlays that are glued over the stock grips.

http://www.shop.originalbeemerbuddie...ies-OGB-AB.htm
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On both a 2009 V and a 2010 V, the vibration in the handlebars went down as the overall mileage went up. After a few thousand miles, I barely notice the vibration.
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I can't say handle bar vibration has ever been an issue for me on the Versys. The bars transmit less vibration than most bikes I've ridden and the upright position means you put less weight on your hands.
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I can't say handle bar vibration has ever been an issue for me on the Versys. The bars transmit less vibration than most bikes I've ridden and the upright position means you put less weight on your hands.
Its not completely a comfort thing, the mirrors have always been a blur while riding and now that I installed a set of handguards the mirrors are three times worse. At night its like a laser show from the headlights behind me. I expected it to be worse when I installed them so now I have started the process of solving the issue. This forum is a great plethora of knowledge.
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Did you remove the end bars when you installed the hand guards? Those end bars really help to reduce the vibes.

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