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post #1 of 13 Old 07-18-2019, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Handle bar vibrations

Just curious how much vibrations you guys got. I'll be doing 90mph on the highway and new paved road and my hands will go numb after 10 min. I rode my friends z900 and it's super smooth. This has to be the biggest complain of this bike other than the removal and installation of the fairings
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I'd look into a throttle valve sync that's helped me in the past.
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I filled the bars with BB's and installed heavier bar end weights.

Here's a post I made on that same issue:

https://www.gsxs1000.org/forum/371762-post12.html
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I've also heard that putting a rubber hose in the bars helps as well, but have never tried it. Not even sure it's possible with these bars.

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I’m running bar end mirrors and haven’t noticed any vibes on my bike unless I’m really up in it.
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dont notice any
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Do you have stock bar ends?
I swapped mine out for some delrin slider bar ends (which didn't weight much) temporarily and the vibes were much worse. I went back to stock (with bar end mirrors), and the vibes seem non-existent.

So, heavy bar-ends, bbs in the bars, Pro-Grip gel grips, there are a lot of things that will help. Good Luck!
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You might also try


. Cheap, easy install, and reversible if you decide you don't like them. I got these recently and they solved a couple problems for me. I found the stock grip diameter to be quite small, which caused me to squeeze my hands more tightly than needed, which eventually led to hand numbness. These increase the overall diameter of the stock grip by about 3/8 inch which allow my hands to more naturally relax, so that has largely gone away. The extra thickness also provides a good amount of vibration isolation. And, since they are slightly larger than stock, provide a very small increase in throttle control which helps with everyones favorite snatchy throttle issue.

Hope that helps!

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Vibrations are one of those things people really are 'different' in regards to their "sensitivity". Some hate inline 4 cyl bikes, some hate singles, other hate V-twins. Seems to be a frequency/intensity thing. I feel fortunate that most bikes are acceptable to me and I feel bad for those dealing with the problem as it can really suck the fun out of a ride.


Some great suggestions already. Heavier bar end weights = good; pour lead shot into the bar = good; rubber 'snake' in the bar = good; and the Grip Puppies are good in two ways - cuts the intensity of the vibration and (if you wear a size LARGE or larger glove) it can make the grip diameter more comfortable. I've put them on my last five motorcycles because I like them so much. The stock grip is too small and gives me a carpal tunnel inflammation issue after a long day of riding. The Grip Puppies fix that. And they are so easy to install. Probably the simplest 'first' fix to try. But only if you have a 'large' hand.


Another thing to try is the Throttle Body Synchronization (TBS) as that can change the frequency and intensity of the vibrations for the better.
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Mine doesn't have any vibrations. Or maybe I'm just not sensitive enough to notice them, I don't know.


The fairings are a pain to take off, but why are you taking them off? If it's to change the oil filter, you can actually change it without touching the fairings at all.
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