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    Junior Member Gar-Man's Avatar
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    Handlebar vibration

    I don’t trailer my bike to the trails so I do a good amount of street riding between 55-65mph and my hands start going numb after only 15-20 minutes. I have tried gel gloves and it helped a little, I was reading about filling the handlebars with BBs to help with damping the vibration. Has anyone done this, Pros-Cons.
    My TW is tuned and running very well, I have stock bars with hand guards so I can’t screw in bar weights. I don’t care to put risers on my bike, I had it set up with 2” risers and did not care for it so I went back to stock height. So anti-vibration risers are a no go, So I am looking for suggestions or tricks you guys have done. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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    I did the BB thing years ago, it did help. Also, check out Qwi Gloves and maybe throw a set of Grip Puppies on there.



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    14/45 or 15/47 gearing unless you feel you need that super low first gear.
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    Had a buddy swear by the Bar Snake a few years back. He said it made a good deal of difference. He was a decent rider, but I cannot confirm personally. Just a FYI to take a look at.
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    Check out Progrip 714 grips...vibe-eaters, deluxe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth View Post
    Check out Progrip 714 grips...vibe-eaters, deluxe!
    About 10 bucks...

    Good to hear! Ordered a set from ProCycle couple days ago.
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    you can install bar end weights with hand guards, i've done it on a few bikes and just about to put them on my new dr200. grip puppies will also help
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    My buddy bought these for his TM144. Says it helped.
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