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1Back to top Go down    Vibrations on Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:55 am

Ian Drinky

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Hi guys, after riding for about a hour I find my right hand getting a tingle feeling in my right hand due to a vibration through the handle bars, any had this happen ?

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Vibrations on Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:06 am

92KK 84WW Olaf


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There have been quite a few threads on vibrations.

Check out bar end weights, they do make quite a difference. Make sure you have them in place.
Check out your throttle mechanism that is clean and well lubed so it doesn't need much effort. Consider one of those devices that allow you to keep throttle open without gripping it tightly.
Make sure grips are good and not too old.
Make sure front wheel is well balanced and running true.

Are you happy with the angles of the levers and handlebar angle/position. Lots fit bar risers.

After that its down to making sure engine is right as in injectors, balanced etc.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Vibrations on Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:09 am

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@Ian Drinky wrote:Hi guys, after riding for about a hour I find my right hand getting a tingle feeling in my right hand due to a vibration through the handle bars, any had this happen ?

Hey!

Same issue with my right hand, even the fingers are getting white, no bloud in the fingers.

Cheers

I'm testing this Throttle help 1€ eBay, I'll see how it works


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Vibrations on Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:18 am

92KK 84WW Olaf


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That's the one!

But also do check out the throttle operating mechanism in the twist grip. It uses a chain which works well and smooth provided the mechanism and the cable are in good order.

Important to clean it out occasionally and re lubricate it. Makes quite a difference.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Vibrations on Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:40 am

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Thanks Olaf!

I'll have a look, last time I had a look there was enough grease.

Cheers

P.S.: how is the Franciscan Well doing :-)


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Vibrations on Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:50 am

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@Chocolate wrote:


I'm testing this Throttle help 1€ eBay, I'll see how it works

I have one of these and they are the business on the LT.  It means that you use the palm of your hand to keep the trottle open and can have your fingers loose.  i swap it between my transalp and Lt, and wouldn't be without it.  I sometimes adjust it (by twisting it around the grip) so that it is in the best position (normally parallel with the ground) depending on my average speed.  For example, it would be initially higher for motorway work so it's level at 100kmh, but would be initially lower for back road work.

Did I mention that it is the best thing ever  Very Happy


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Vibrations on Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:11 am

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Hi Ian

I suffer from the same thing - it seems to go away after a bit. Helps to have a CrampBuster or the throttle friction screw and give your hand a shake


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Vibrations on Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:32 am

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Here is another option. 

Grip Puppies

I have had a pair on my K1100 for a few years, initially bought not for reducing vibration (which they do) but to increase the diameter of the grip hoping that it might reduce the tension in my wrists when gripping the throttle all day (I have early signs of arthritis in the hands).

I really like them and have done the job I wanted. I expect they could be had at a cheaper price with a bit of research than the link I provided.

Cheers


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Vibrations on Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:44 am

Holister

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Motorworks sell a Throttle Rocker pretty cheap and Foam grips like Gaz's Grip Puppies for only £8.50 ex vat
http://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Shop/Parts.php?T=5&NU=15&M=40&Ct=PA&SbCt=BA_15_40_PA_75


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Vibrations on Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:08 am

Chocolate

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Motor Throttle Assist Cruise Control Tempomat Grips
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Motor-Throttle-Assist-Rest-Cruise-Control-Grips-For-Harley-Black-ABS-/252240226986?hash=item3abab06aaa:g:nDoAAOSwGotWjVlf

1€ inkluding shipping, good price

Cheers


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11Back to top Go down    Re: Vibrations on Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:36 am

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:There have been quite a few threads on vibrations.

Check out bar end weights, they do make quite a difference. Make sure you have them in place.
Check out your throttle mechanism that is clean and well lubed so it doesn't need much effort. Consider one of those devices that allow you to keep throttle open without gripping it tightly.
Make sure grips are good and not too old.
Make sure front wheel is well balanced and running true.

Are you happy with the angles of the levers and handlebar angle/position. Lots fit bar risers.

After that its down to making sure engine is right as in injectors, balanced etc.
Thanks Olaf,
i was thinking of fitting some bar risers as i do find that i lean forward a bit, 
We spent a week driving around Ireland 2 years ago and wow what a great spot, i have a cousin that lives in Cork. chat soon Ian

    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Vibrations on Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:00 am

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:That's the one!

But also do check out the throttle operating mechanism in the twist grip. It uses a chain which works well and smooth provided the mechanism and the cable are in good order.

Important to clean it out occasionally and re lubricate it. Makes quite a difference.


I think if we obviate the bar end weights, cleaning completely the throttle mechanism and lubricating it with silicone spray ir will make the difference. Also we must remember only to clean and lubricate the mechanism, not the cable cause it has its own silicone cover...

If you find the answer please share with us! Very Happy

    

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