Handlebar vibration solution!

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by toker_ace, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. MikeJ

    MikeJ New Member

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    Foam grips.... I have a few feet of excess water pipe insulation. I'm going to try a few short lengths of that over my current handle grips. If I don't like them, to the trash can they go as i drive away.....
     
  2. camlifter

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    i like the expanding foam, it's cheap ez and works well for me, even if it only just kept the mud daubbers from building nest in your bars and seat post it would be worth it.
     
  3. toker_ace

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    i believe their is more vibration if your leaning on the bars.My chopper has ape hangers and vibration isn't a factor, but my mountain bike i have lower bars , so more weight on my hands.Its a trade off--either your rear end starts hurting or hands go dumb. go figure?
     
  4. Just_Gassit

    Just_Gassit New Member

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    I switch bars to a cruiser bike style from the short straight mtn bike bars and it was much better even though the new bars were longer. I had a piece of rubber tubbing slid inside the mtn bike bars and it helped a bit. Nothing in the new bars. Today I put on the MM sprocket adapter and ALL the vibrations are now gone. Seems like most of the vibes got better as the engine broke in but the final vibes were chain/sprocket induced. I also bought silicone grips and used mechanic's gloves to get by in the early times of this bike. I still wear the gloves since it can only help if I ever go down.
     
  5. starrunner

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    Who needs a gunsmith? Just buy the shot and do it yourself. I've heard filling the handlebars with BBs also helps.
     
  6. marts1

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    I say do all you can if it bugs you nuff. The more you do the better. I remember seeing a handlebar stem the other day at canadian tire that had a shock built into it. I wouldn't mind giving it a try myself.
     
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  7. george_n_texas

    george_n_texas New Member

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    Get ya a fat-bottom girl to ride on da handlebars...that's sure to fix it and you probably have a GF for life as well!
     
  8. Humsuckler

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    only thing i have tried, is shot and it does work quite a bit, adds mabye a lb or two.
     
  9. BarelyAWake

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    As I just had to replace my handlebars, this time around I didn't use the grips that came with the kit. I spent 1/2 hour fighting with the stock Schwinn grips, managing to get one over the twist throttle (making a mess outa the living room w/hot soapy water). :D

    As they're that super squishy almost gel seat type of material, they made a WORLD of difference!!!

    Enough of a difference I really did think my MB was about 5mph slower, I had to go back home and get my GPS to confirm that indeed - my bike was doing the same speeds lol
     
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  10. xlite

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    I had a guy pull up yesterday and claim the foam he squirted in eliminated his vibration COMPLETELY. It was immediately obvious to me there was no difference at all. Ahhh... the power of the human mind.

    To some the laws of physics are merely suggestions.
     
  11. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Hey, I guess "whatever works". ;)

    I you THINK your vibration stopped, or your bike will go 60 or there is really any difference between engines, great.
     
  12. xlite

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    I agree. You know the old saying "Placebo Effect is Real". LOL!

    The fellow was so elated I did nothing to pop his bubble. :)
     
  13. Murph

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    Reviving this thread :)

    I had a big issue with vibration on my new (secondhand) bike - going just a few miles literally removed skin from my hands!

    I filled the handlebars with BBs and it feels a lot better (though still vibrates), however, now i can feel the BBs moving around a bit. Is there any suggestion on how to eliminate that? I'd rather not do something permanent.
     
  14. cannonball2

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    You are on the right track. You can usually find motorcycle bar end weights on ebay pretty cheap. They really help with the vibes, Ive had great luck with them. The ones for 7/8 bars fit bikes.
     
  15. drhofferber

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    murph...i use ge silacone #1...clear...get it at the local home depot...great stuf...i also filled my frames with it...but is that the problem...is the engine mounted firm////good luck
     
  16. Murph

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    Seems to be firmly attached to the bike, yup.
     
  17. Murph

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    Looking on ebay, I mostly see ones like this (which doesn't seem to weigh very much): [​IMG]

    Would something that light help noticeably? I think it'd add 110 grams.
     
  18. cannonball2

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    The stock used ones off sport bikes are usually heavy. The ones on my Suzuki were steel and very heavy. The generally appear black, cylindrical, and longer. The left foot peg on my BMW vibrates, they were known for this. I added 2) 1oz prop nose weights from one of my R/C planes and the vibes vanished. I suppose just about any way you add weight to the end of the bar would help. Its usually the extremeties that vibe.
     
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