Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Appalachian Ohio
Midwinter: My 2012 has the Suzuki crash bars installed. I too noticed increased vibes (especially in the 4200 to about 4600 range) after putting them on.
Some claim that inserting a rubber isolater (like a washer or grommet) between the left and right halves (in front of the radiator area) would help; it didn't, in my case. So, I figure that it is some sort of harmonic (of the engine vibes) being amplified by the bars. I notice it mostly in the footpegs, and not so much in the handlebars. I have written it off as a trade-off in the addition of more mass in places that are not optimal for vibration control...The irony: The RPM range of increased vibes is right where I do most of my riding !
Last edited by freyguy17; 03-18-2017 at 05:44 PM.