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Forgive my ignorance.. :)

It's beginning to warm up in Utah, finally! And here I am thinking about riding my bike (will roll insurance back on it in the next week). However, there has been a bit of vibration on the handlebars.

What do you guys recommend to reduce it?

Thanks,
Thomas
 

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First make sure everything is tightened down correctly. All the fork fittings, the clip-on bolts, and (the most likely culpret) the controls.
If that's all OK and your engine is OK (not makeing any excessive vibration) then think about adding weight to the bar ends. Usually the stock bar ends are heavy to reduce vibration. If you have aftermarket clip-ons they usually come with lightweight bar ends. You can add some shot or something heavy to the inside of the clip-ons with wax to temporarily hold it in place and see if that does the trick.
 

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Good luck with totaly getting rid of the vibrations... The best way to dampen the vibration is to pull the end cap off and fill the bars with sand. I know it sounds primitive, but even adding weighted bar ends, you are going to have some vibrations. I have a 02 R1 that needs to have this done, but I have been doing it on my Race bike for a long time. I was running ti clipons for a while, BIG MISTAKE... way to light.
 
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