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Cool upgrade to reduce vibration

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Hey guys,

Thought I would post about this cool thing I bought and tried to help reduce the buzzin in my handle bars on the highway. Even though my carbs are balanced (Checked with the Carbtune - they are witin half a mm of each other) once I get above about 65 MPH the handle bars start to buzz. So I hapened to pick up an issue of Cycle World (I sometimes like to try new magazines to see if they are interesting - I'd never read it before) and in the letter to the editor section some guy mentions this product called a "vibranator" In essence the principle behind it is it is a tuned harmonic dampener, similar to what you would find on a helicopter.

Apparently there is some scientific basis to vibration causing muscle pain, and this product aims to help eliminate the vibrations and reduce the strain.

So, I was intrigued, they had a 30 day money back guarantee, so I ordered a set.

I put them in last night - they seem to actually do what they claim to do. The vibration up to about 60 MPH is almost eliminated, and past that much reduced. Above 70 the buzzing starts to creep back in - so it solves part of my problem, but not all, but, I am going to keep them or sure since all the vibrations up to that point are basically removed.

Just thought I would throw this out there, seems to work, its actually made in the USA (Shocking). Its a small place, and when I ordered they were inundated with orders, so it was a little slow to go out, but I did call them up and they sent it out the next day.

I don't have any pics b/c i forgot to take them, but the install basically involved ripping out my old weights and installed these, fairly straightforward.

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I suffer from Raynaud's syndrome,Vibration White Finger so am very susceptible to vibrations.I've tried most things including lead shot etc.These only serve to move the vibrations to different rev range so only shift the problem.

The single best thing I've found and now cannot ride without is the Vista Cruise Control,

This allows you to rest your throttle hand.I also use a different throttle/Clutch technique on longer rides by lifting my thumbs on top of the bars which eases fatigue on a straight traffic free situation.

I've cut my vibrations down to a bare minimum by getting my engine as smooth as possible.

All engine mounting bolts are secure.

Accurately balanced carbs.

Dressed tappets,

Large grips help especially if they are the more solid foam type,

but if the foam is too porous they can get sodden so spray with clear silicone as a water-proof.

These grips are decent on one of my CX,

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I changed the bars on my 500E to an aftermarket set to get a better riding position. Because they were lighter, they vibrated more.

My solution was to wait for my Missus to go shopping and then use her oven to dry a tray of fine river sand.

Plug one end with a weight and then fill it up with the sand and plug the other end.

It worked a treat as I think the vibrations were absorbed by the sand.

Tried it.Just moved the vibrations into another rev band for me so no good
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Shep, I have seen your vid before IIRC. Smooooooooooooooooooooooooooth...

My Maggie has a heavy vibration at idle. So that is one thing to minimize. It's not bad, just that it could be smoother. Shaking is similar to a Harley at idle so it makes me look tougher the H-D crowd.

Also working on an ignition test as the left has a great spark while the right looks weaker. Cobram's package with my Ignitech is being shipped out today, so I will report back on if that helps the idle issue. Haven't ridden my bike far enough yet to get vibrations noted at certain rpm ranges. Heading out in a bit for the day and wx is nice, so me and the bike are going instead of the cage.

Balanced carbs are a must.If even slightly out they will cause vibrations.Although a bit costly at the time I'm glad I bought a Carbtune 2 years a go.It's of such high quality and ease-of-use I would never be without it but with it's build quality and the fact it is even serviceable I doubt I will need another in my lifetime.I went for the 4 carb one as it's not much more than the two carb one and had helped other biker M8s I have.

Remember when balancing carbs the trick is to set them slightly out so when you tighten the lock nut they come into perfect balance.
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