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Just before the old forum went offline, there was a thread about a handlebar vibration dampening product. I looked a lot like a Tusk Riser, but seemed to have some type of red rubber that went between the riser and the bike.



Does anyone remember what that product is and have any input on how well it works?
 

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Just before the old forum went offline, there was a thread about a handlebar vibration dampening product. I looked a lot like a Tusk Riser, but seemed to have some type of red rubber that went between the riser and the bike.



Does anyone remember what that product is and have any input on how well it works?
Yes i remember that post also. Am tired of feeling tingly after long rides.

I think it was this product. GRIP N RIP
 

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Yes i remember that post also. Am tired of feeling tingly after long rides.

I think it was this product. GRIP N RIP


This was the the old post :





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Grip-n-Rip anti vibe riser



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just installed this. $150 -15% discount 34mm bolt pattern for 7/8 bars. Limits vibration quite a bit, easy to install.



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If you would like to try a cheep way that works,

pull the clutch side grip off, lay the bike on its right

side, and pour about 3000 BB in the handle bar, put grip back

on and ride it and see if the vibration is gone.
 

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If you would like to try a cheep way that works

pull the clutch side grip off lay the bike on its right

side and pour about 3000 BB in the handle bar put grip back

on and ride it and see if the vibration is gone.
I went with aluminum ATV high bars and filled them with lead shot. Worked great.
 

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I've heard about the BB trick, but wasn't sure it would work. As cheap goes, it's worth a try.



What about BBs vs. lead shot? Is one material better than the other?
 

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seems like an expensive band-aid to me.



the stock bars are the problem. for less than half the price of those risers, you could get a set of pro-taper aluminum bars, which fixed my vibration issues.
 

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Yes, I got the ATV Hi bars.



I am only 5'8", but I really love the extra height. It really gave the bike a more comfortable position for me. It's a little more work for the ATV Hi bars to be installed though. I had to reroute most of the cables. I had a post about it on the old forum, but the search engine over there is being a butthole right now.



I will add a few of the pics here.



In this pic, you can see the cables that I rerouted. They were next to the ignition on the right side and I had to move them over into the other hole. This required the tank and seat to be removed so that I could unfasten some electrical connections to move the wires. On the left side, I had to undo the clutch cable to reroute it. It's not difficult work at all, but did require some time and effort.







Next are a few pictures in the differences between the ATV Hi bars and the stock bars:



















It was totally worth the effort, but it is some added effort to go with the Hi bars.



one other thing to note, the two holes you see on the right side of the stock bars are not there already on the pro-taper bars. they are aluminum bars, so it's simple to put some holes in there, but the job does require a drill and drill bit (can't remember what size i used).
 

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yes the bb trick dose work, iv seened it quite a few time over the year.the ferst time i see it was a frend of mind at one of these honda shop i used to werk at in colege, and i thot its crazy until i go out four a ride on it.these is called v twins tingle, as most v twin give you the tingle in hands too youre sholder.the tw has the v twin tingles but without big moter four sure.i hasnt done it too mind yet but it on the list.fourget spending the outrages money on fancey handlebar,pull you grip off and fill weth bbs and put you grip back on.



later on,



fontintown firmarshel,

tenny
 

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BBs or lead shot eh? sounds easy enough , but how much extra weight does that add to the bars? is it preferable over light steering?. And if you ever ran over anything hard enough to crack your handlebars you may have a traction problem to go along with the broken bars . What with all those loose BBs you just spilled.And the road rash could give you lead poisoning if you used buckshot. Not that that would ever happen of course......... But you know Murphy's law.
 

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Well, I'm giving the lead shot a try. I filled the bars with #9 (very small) lead pellets last night. I feel some difference, but not dramatically better. I'm going to get some better grips this weekend and see if that helps, too. My TW is a 2001 and I'm almost certain these are the stockers.



I'll report back after I have them on and can get out for a bit to ride.
 

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It was totally worth the effort, but it is some added effort to go with the Hi bars.


has anyone used the mid or low bars to alleviate some of the stretching cable's headache? Are the Low bars still higher than the stock bars? I would like to go for the mid level b/c I would like them as high as possible but don't want to much head ache with the cable's.
 

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Well, the verdict is in. I filled my handlebars with very small lead shot and added some new gel grips in an effort to reduce the vibrations.



The Verdict - This seems to work. Vibrations are not eliminated, but are significantly reduced.



I learned a couple of things that might make it easier to do.



1. I used really small shot, which is good, but I had to buy a 25 lb bag at the sporting goods store. Given that, I might go with BBs since they'd be cheaper and I wouldn't be wondering what to do with 20+ lbs of lead shot.



2. Use a little caulk to hold the shot in. I have brush guards that mount inside the handlebar. After putting in the shot and putting the guards back on (which was made more difficult with the lead), I later added the new grips. Guess what happened when I took the guards off to put on the new grips? If you said "Lead shot came pouring out of your handlebars in a torrent," you win the prize. Common sense would be good in this case, but I think caulk would be better. It is more dependable than my common sense.



Happy (Vibration Reduced)Riding, Ya'll
 
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