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post #1 of 4 Old 08-18-2006, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
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Givi crash bar vibration dampening?

I have searched the forums a few times but haven't been able to find a proven way to dampen the vibrations from the givi crash bars. I hadn't noticed until recently, then they started to rattle in the front. I am assuming that the vibrations wore something down in the front where the bars connect and caused the rattle. I put a rubber washer on the front part of the bars but it didn't entirely fix the problem.

Has anyone found a way to dampen the vibes effectively? Is there something I can put in the bars themselves (ie foam) that will help? I would hate to have to take these off and waste $130, but the vibes and rattle are beginning to bother me a lot. :?

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-18-2006, 08:31 AM
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I wrapped the intermediate tube in heavy cloth tape and then found O-rings that fit snugly over the tube.

2K miles and no sign of vibration noise.

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-18-2006, 08:53 AM
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I spooged a bunch of silicone seal in the ends of the tubes before I put them together. Nary a vibe or noise from them. 8)

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post #4 of 4 Old 08-18-2006, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Got some silicone and will put that in there. What about spray foam like great stuff or DAP Tex? I was thinking of spraying some of that up into the tubes to help with vibrations, good idea?

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