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left mirror vibe fix?

I don't know about you, but the vibes comin' thru the left mirror on my ride suck freeway speeds. I remember from the FZ1 I had that drilling a small hole in the bottom of the mirror and then injecting a few ounces of caulk really helped a lot.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-31-2009, 09:22 PM
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Well both of mine do it, so any fix would be appreciated...

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Hmmmmm, somebody try this and let me know if it works. The vibration is pretty bad, I gotta admit.
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Mine never did vibe in the handlebars and mirrors, even without bar end weights. That's because I replaced the steel bars with a tapered aluminum handlebar (Tag Metals T2) before my first ride. I fitted a solid Moose Racing fatbar adapter/riser, but it can easily be installed with a swivel adapter, as shown in 3rd pic...
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i need the mirrors out a bit and the vibe to stop. anyone found a solution for the combo?
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Yeah, I forgot to mention that my mirrors are out enough for a clear unobstructed view as well, with my Tag Metals T2 -YZ Double High tapered handlebar (width: 805 mm, back-sweep: 57 degrees).
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I hoped on Happy Trails website and they have 3 risers for stock bars, one with and anti-vibration gizmo. Anybody tried these with just the stock bars for help with the mirror issue?
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Hey invaider, just wondering why you swaped out your stock bars & added a riser?
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I used a can of foam insulation. There's holes in the bottom of the mirrors that are just big enough to put the tube from the can in, Shoot a couple of shots in each hole. Be sure and take the mirrors off so the stuff dosn't get all over the paint and bike. It stopped the loud buzzing.
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Has anyone tried this thing....Sounds like it might do the trick...For 35 and change I think I'll give it a try

http://www.barsnake.com/

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barsnakes have never worked for anyone I know who has tried them, but YMMV. I also have aluminum bars, 7/8" protapers, which widen the mirrors, but did nothing for the vibes. I'm gonna have to try a few ounces of caulk in the left mirror, in the next few days. It did help on the fizzie1.
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Thanks Tomla...I'll spend my dough on some cigars and give the foam/ caulking thing a try...

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I tried about 3 oz of caulk in the left mirror, with very minor improvement. A better way would be to use stick on wheel weights 1/4 oz at a time. the caulk method is hit or miss.
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A better way would be to use stick on wheel weights 1/4 oz at a time....
Where would you be putting the wheel weights?


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you could stick the wheel weights on the bottom of the mirror...they have dbl.sided tape and you can get them in black so they're less noticeable...or once you got the correct weight, you could then remove the weights and inject the correct amt. of caulk, i suppose.
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