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Mirror Vibration

Is there anything I can do about very bad mirror vibration? I can barely make out objects in them at speed. Or is that the way it's suppose to be? Help...
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If you want to fix it without replacing the handlebars for something aluminum (reduces vibration) there's caulk

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...rror+vibration

And I read somebody laid the bike on its right side and dumped lead shot down into the stock handlebars.

I fixed mine the hard way: I slid the bike across the pavement for about 30 feet. It helped me decide to replace the stock handle bars with ProTaper bars. Although the vibration is still there I can at least tell the difference between a Cop and a Camry now.

Bar-end mirrors are a good cheap solution too. Mine are clear as crystal no matter what revs.

If you search for "Mirror Vibration" on the forum there is more info on the methods I described.

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Thanks for the info. I was looking in the wrong section.
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vibrating mirrors

i have put the kawa z750 mirrors on my kawa. I have also put the white tape wich you use for gasfitting around all threads. It seems to have a dampening effect on vibrating.
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Thanks mate.
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Bar-end mirrors are a good cheap solution too. Mine are clear as crystal no matter what revs.
What bar end mirrors did you get that were cheap? The ones I saw were to pricey for me.

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the kawasaki z1000 mirrors vibrate less than the stockers, are wider, and look way better. I tried adding caulk inside my left mirror...helped a little...if you try this, use stick on wheel weights that you can adjust till you get the right weight, then you can transfer the correct weight of caulk inside the mirror.
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My mirrors get a lot clearer when the RPM's get to 5k. Grab a gear or ride faster!

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