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post #1 of 14 Old 11-01-2018, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Looking at a 2018 GSXS 1000

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I'm looking at a GSXS 1000 and wondered if there is any handlebar vibration?
I've had a Kawasaki z750 from 2005 and it had alot of it.

Seen alot of reviews and some talk about it, but i really want a bike without it
Anything else positive/negative about this model?

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Vibration is pretty minimal, it's a very smooth running bike. We all love them, so go get one!
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I have an 18 GSX-S1000f; and it is very smooth; with no obvious vibration.
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My 2018 S1000F does have some vibes at 6500 rpm, but that's equivalent to about 95 miles an hour in top gear. Since I rarely do those speeds (and when I do it's only momentarily) it's not an issue for me.

But just because I have a bad case of OCD, I bought these items which effectively took a good bit of the edge off the vibes:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I had to cannibalize some of the odd bits off the stock bar end weights to make those fit, but anyone with a brain should have no problem sorting it out.

And other than the noted vibes at 6500 rpm, my bike is impressively smooth everywhere else in the rpm band, which makes for a very comfortable commute (it's my daily driver, and I'm 65 years old so comfort is a big issue for me). I love this bike!
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If there's vibes, it's never been severe enough for me to notice.

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I notice vibes in the pegs, but not the bars. I find an hour of freeway riding can make my foot numb. Doesn't bug me when I'm cornering and moving around on the bike though, or if speeds are below 120km/h.

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don't feel or notice vibes ,,,there may be some but feels smooth to me.....don't sound like the bike for you...any bike you buy you will feel some normal vibs
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Very minimal buzz infrequently. Nothing to worry about at all.
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[QUOTE=exzos;371048]Hi

I'm looking at a GSXS 1000 and wondered if there is any handlebar vibration?
I've had a Kawasaki z750 from 2005 and it had alot of it.

Goto locale wal mart. Buy a pack or two of bb's. Take the bar ends off. Fill the handle bar with the bb's. Pack tight. Then put bar end back on. No vibration transfered to hands. No hand fatigue.
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Just get weighted bar ends. I don’t notice vibration myself but I have heavy throttlemesiter bar ends myself. 140 bucks
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