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post #1 of 13 Old 08-27-2014, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Reduce 919 Handlebar Vibes

What's the best upgrade to reduce vibration on the 919 handlebars? Renthal Bars or the 17/44 gears? Everything is still stock on my 919 and I'm getting tired of the numb hands! Eventually I would like to do both.

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post #2 of 13 Old 08-27-2014, 10:41 AM
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Renthal bars first with a set of bar end weights. Far cheaper and it might just be all you need to do. Wait until it's chain replacement time before doing that. I did both (Renthal plus 17/44) as well as Vibranator inserts. Every little bit helps.

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post #5 of 13 Old 08-30-2014, 07:25 AM
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Renthals. I tried gel grips and vibranators. Did not compair to how well the renthals worked. I should have bought them years ago. Renthal road mediums feel like stock position

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post #6 of 13 Old 08-30-2014, 07:28 AM
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I still get vibes with renthals. The combo of them and Vibranators are your best bet

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post #8 of 13 Old 08-30-2014, 11:32 AM
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You can start by taking out the bar weights. They just make it worse.

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post #9 of 13 Old 08-30-2014, 12:52 PM
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Didn't think this was possible on the 919........

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Didn't think this was possible on the 919........

Thought you could?
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post #11 of 13 Old 08-31-2014, 07:55 PM
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Clean the crap out of your chain, and use a dry lube.

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post #12 of 13 Old 09-09-2014, 08:57 AM
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Weird, I never had a problem with the 919 handlebars, but mine had bar ends when i got it. Also wear gloves if you don't. The 919 was find better vibe wise than the bandit 600 i came from.

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post #13 of 13 Old 09-09-2014, 09:03 AM
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Thought you could?
You can sync the enrichers but not the throttle bodies, I believe. Which will do nothing for vibes.
Now sync'ing the throttle bodies does make a difference. In fact, it was night and day difference on my SV1000.

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