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post #1 of 3 Old 07-08-2012, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Cure for 4800 rpm crash bar vibrations

I recently installed the Crashbar (crossbar) Highway Pegs, as sold by Dan Vesel, on my 2012 Wee. Lousy cell-phone pic below, which I hopefully loaded correctly:

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In addition to being a nice looking and well built doodad that lets me extend my legs, the added weight appears to dampen the vibrations that come from the adventure model's OEM crashbars. I won't claim it's 100% gone. There is still a hint of vibration, but I do not notice it, and it does not blur my mirrors.

Purchasing the piece from Dan's website was a snap, and his customer service, attitude, and shipping speed were all excellent. I learned about his site from this forum, but here's his URL again:

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Initially I had planned on maybe replacing the OEM crashbars with the Motech ones, which bolt to the chassis in a different spot and apparently don't pick up engine vibes, but this highway peg bar seems to have solved the problem.

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post #2 of 3 Old 07-09-2012, 01:27 AM
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same thing happeded to me when I installed Yann's skidplate, the vibes were drastically reduced!

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post #3 of 3 Old 07-09-2012, 03:58 AM
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same thing happeded to me when I installed Yann's skidplate, the vibes were drastically reduced!
Experience shows that it doesn't take much effort to dampen/eliminate the vibration on the OEM bars. We've been through this ad nauseum in another thread here, and with a bit of rubber and a foam wrapper I'm able to cruise at all RPMs in the 4000-5000 range. Another guy used a heavy wire.

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