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post #1 of 11 Old 04-26-2012, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Smile vibranators

Just installed a set of these, thought they might be a gimmic. Went for a short ride during dinner hour they do make a difference, will take the bumble bee out this weekend for a longer ride . I am 62 years of age and the arthritis was getting to my throttle hand I think between the vibranators and a repaired clutch basket things will be great.
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post #2 of 11 Old 04-26-2012, 08:16 PM
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Don't V-Stroms have bar weights (dampers) in the stock bars?

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Foam grip covers

You also might get some relief from the foam sleeves that slide over the grips (grip puppies). Besides the extra cushioning, these allow your hands a more relaxed grip. And...they are cheap and easy to install.

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Don't V-Stroms have bar weights (dampers) in the stock bars?
Vibranators have weights tuned to vibrate out of phase with the engine vibration and reduce the amplitude of the vibrations that reach the bars.

DD, my doc recommended combining either ibuprofen or naproxen with acetominephen; they fight pain through different mechanisms...anyway, works for my hands.

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post #5 of 11 Old 04-26-2012, 09:10 PM
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I have the Vibranators and the grip puppies, made a huge improvement for me. Hope it works out well for you!

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Grip puppies are great. Relaxes the hand and fingers alot better with the larger size and as was mentioned, the foam helps with vibration.

The 7/8 bar is really too narrow IMO.
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I did the grip puppies and a Crampbuster. The combo has reduced the vibes and made it easier to ride longer.
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I have arthritis in my hands too and I've wondered if heated grips would help.
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post #9 of 11 Old 04-28-2012, 12:07 AM
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+1 on the crampbuster. I would immediately replace it if lost.

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post #10 of 11 Old 04-28-2012, 01:47 PM
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Fill bars with BB's $6 at Walmart

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NEP throttle lock $18 some tubing grinding
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