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Lead/Barsnake in bars - September 1, 2014, 08:45 AM

Do these solutions work? I have some vibration in the vars at certain RPMs that I'd like to lessen. I was planning to put some lead shot in a tube and pull it through the bars but I found shot is not that readily available. Next would be the Barsnake but at $50 shipped, it could be a big waste of $$. Looking for input.

Edit: my bike was tuned by Ivan so I'm thinking the TBs are dialed it. Also, I don't death grip.
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FZ1 with aftermarket bars.
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September 1, 2014, 12:28 PM

I have the same dilemma with the multistrada. I just can't justifying spending $100 for a set of bar ends.


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September 2, 2014, 08:25 AM

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FZ1 with aftermarket bars.
Ive had mixed results..all you really do with bar weights is change the harmonics; ie. you end up moving the "bad" vibration spots up or down the rev range. So it depends on what your steady-state cruising speed normally is and do the bad harmonics fall in that range? If so, playing around with lead shot weights CAN make an improvement.

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September 2, 2014, 11:48 AM

Ok, so I made this by cutting open shotgun shells. Waiting for marine caulk to dry and then to see if I can get it in my bars. More to come...
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The vinyl hose is going to bind when it gets to the bends.....try some "personal lubricant" to help it along. Petroleum based (like vaseline) will work, but they are forever inside there and can make gripping grips an issue. The water based lubes dry out and won't come leaking out on hot days.

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September 2, 2014, 06:15 PM

Try riding an aluminum framed 2 stroke, that thing vibrates.

Out of curiosity though, are your bars solid or rubber mounted at the triple clamps?
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