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After being qouted about $400 for a pair of rubber-insert footpegs for my
2007 ER6F (650R) I figured it's time to ask here, and check ebay while you
guys decide what's best to do.

I'd like to get rid of as much vibrations from the handlebars and footpegs
as possible.


The 2007 ER6F has the 'standard' footpegs without the rubber on them,
so pegs with rubber should be a good start. Can anyone suggest a good,
cheap source for these? I don't care what they look like or what brand
they are; function over looks! I heard some buell pegs fit too. Lower pegs
would be fine too, higher - NOT.

What else can I do?

Is there a way to rubber-mount the handlebars?
Any finished product that does the job well (from your own experience) or
is there a good/proven DIY fix for the issue? I'm thinking bicycle tube (inner), and going nuts with the scissors.

Maybe different grips, but which ones?
Again, don't care about the looks.

How about bar-end weights?
How heavy can I go (and what's the standard weight anyways?!).

I'll probably do ALL of the above, so shoot away with your suggestions!

p.s. Anyone tried using rubber spacers on the engine mounts?
Again, if you did - which ones and did it help any?

The high frequency vibrations are killing me here.

Thanks guys!
 

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I filled my dualsport's handlebars with buckshot. There was a slight improvement but the tradeoff is the weight.

Supposedly these are a really good product.

Street

I've never tried them but have heard good things about them.
 

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The 'vibranator' is outside my budget, barsnake seems affordable and interesting, I'll
look for reviews, the grips look fine too! Thanks!

I guess I should have mentioned that I'm in Europe though.. I'll have to look at local
ebay sub-sites and dealers to see what's available.

Can anyone confirm that the handlebars are 7/8"?
 

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I dont think i have ever noticed excessive vibration in the bars or pegs.

I bought the Driven D-3 alumitech grips and i think then are very comfortable and might be why i dont notice much vibration in the bar.
 

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I used to experience a lot of vibes in the standard grips/bars. Since switched to Progrip 717's (gel grip's). Best 10 GBP (15 Euro..ish) spent.
Renthal bars and retained the original heavy bar ends with threaded inserts from Slavens Racing................No more Vibes!
 

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I've never had vibration apart from a slight high frequency tingling which doesn't matter.

Versys pegs can be made to fit the pre-09 bikes with a bit of grinding and might be a cheap solution. For the bars, I'd try adjusting your grip and keeping the weight off your wrists as a first step.

Might also be worth checking the synchronisation of your throttle bodies and linking the vac guage nipples.

Rob
 

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I dont think i have ever noticed excessive vibration in the bars or pegs.
My bike was vibe free up to around 10k miles, but around 18k it got A LOT
worse. Even now with some mods and a different frame mount (the problematic
upper right frame weld known to break because of the spacer that's too short)
it got better, but still not even close to how it was 2 years ago.
 

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I've never had vibration apart from a slight high frequency tingling which doesn't matter.

Versys pegs can be made to fit the pre-09 bikes with a bit of grinding and might be a cheap solution. For the bars, I'd try adjusting your grip and keeping the weight off your wrists as a first step.

Might also be worth checking the synchronisation of your throttle bodies and linking the vac guage nipples.

Rob
Um, yeah.
I don't do grinding, I'd like a finished product that bolts on.

There's nothing wrong with my grip, I've done 20k miles on this bike,
and more then that on other bikes, the vibes got very bad in the last
2k miles, even the dealership said they never experienced such bad
vibes on a ER6 and did their best to reduce them. There's a thread
about that somewhere too, but I won't get into that now, I just need
recommendations for products that reduce vibrations that you people
have tried and proven it's worth the money.


The throttle bodies were synced 3k miles ago.
 

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My bike was vibe free up to around 10k miles, but around 18k it got A LOT
worse. Even now with some mods and a different frame mount (the problematic
upper right frame weld known to break because of the spacer that's too short)
it got better, but still not even close to how it was 2 years ago.
Is the vibration from the engine? You say its getting worse and you rack up the miles?

This sound like the bearings in your motor or wheels are bad or going bad. Something is obviously changing or wearing.
Why not fix the problem and not the symptom
 

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Is the vibration from the engine? You say its getting worse and you rack up the miles?

This sound like the bearings in your motor or wheels are bad or going bad. Something is obviously changing or wearing.
Why not fix the problem and not the symptom
I've been posting abut the problem for months and visited many authorized
kawasaki dealerships, last visit had some results, and if I can take care of
the rest with some cheap mods I'll be happy.

The bike runs fine, just like day 1.
 

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Huh, that might be expensive to ship to Croatia, but that can/spray is a
very interesting idea.

Anyone know what the standard weights on our bikes are?
If you're going to go with a heavier bar end weight I'd suggest you go with a thottlemeister. Yes, they are expensive but well worth it to alleviate your hands for a few seconds on long trips which is where the buzziness becomes unbearable.
 

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If you're going to go with a heavier bar end weight I'd suggest you go with a thottlemeister. Yes, they are expensive but well worth it to alleviate your hands for a few seconds on long trips which is where the buzziness becomes unbearable.
Nah, thanks, but there's no such thing as a long trip in Croatia :) and I'm a
bit short on cash..

I never once wished I had a throttle lock in 20k miles on the bike, no straight
roads here.
 
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