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I was recently on a longer trip and kept hearing the dreaded crashbar vibration at around 5300 rpm give or take. Gets a bit annoying after a while. I just removed it along with the skidplate and took it out for a rip. The whole bike seems happier - it seems there are other frequencies that are also affected by these nefarious devices-
I am aware of their intended purpose and would love to keep them on but the bike just sounds and feels so much better. If I could find a sure way of fixing this vibration/buzz for good they would def go back on. They are givi / and aluminum cosmo skidplate btw.
 

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For the Givi crashbar vibration, there have been a few suggestions ranging from adding rubber washers / O-rings to the crashbar connecting tube or bolt, to replacing the connector tube with a garden hose coupler. Typical example the 5200RPM "Givi Buzz"
 

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yup-I may invest some time into those fixes- they all are of varying successes though...Murphys law is I will lay down the bike in my driveway tomorrow and wish I still had crashbars on... OH MURPHY.....
 

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You could also use fibre or plastic washers between the bash plate and its mounting points, but by its presence, a bash plate will aways tend to reflect engine noise upwards.
 

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I was recently on a longer trip and kept hearing the dreaded crashbar vibration at around 5300 rpm give or take. Gets a bit annoying after a while. I just removed it along with the skidplate and took it out for a rip. The whole bike seems happier - it seems there are other frequencies that are also affected by these nefarious devices-
I am aware of their intended purpose and would love to keep them on but the bike just sounds and feels so much better. If I could find a sure way of fixing this vibration/buzz for good they would def go back on. They are givi / and aluminum cosmo skidplate btw.
You can send those bars to me. I will test them on my bike for you. If they are noisy on my bike they are defective. If they don't rattle I will hold onto them for you until you get your bike fixed. :cool:
 

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Well, i reinstalled the bars with silicone in the joint pipe- the buzz now moved to 6000 rpm and my tight hand is going numb- no good -
Removed them once more, and beefed up my newly acquired barend mirror/ bar end weights. just waiting on Center mount frame sliders to show up. After a quick test ride the buzz and numbness is gone for good.
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