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I'm getting a pretty decent buzz through the bars at around 4k RPM. It's enough (or just the right frequency) to make my hand go numb after a while. 

I had a FZ-09 prior to the Tracer and didn't have the issue. I could remove the handguards and install regular bar-end weights, but I'd prefer to keep the handguards. Anyone have ideas on other solutions?

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No solution, just a little humor.  When I wear my fitbit it gives me outrageous readouts.  One time it said I walked 234 miles and climbed stairs 97 floors.  That made me tired when I saw it.  

I have noticed a little vibration in forth gear, but no where else.  But the fitbit shows it's there.

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2 hours ago, thejrod said:

I'm getting a pretty decent buzz through the bars at around 4k RPM. 

Reason enough to keep her above 5k rpm, besides, that’s where the fun starts! 😎

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1 hour ago, Coop said:

No solution, just a little humor.  When I wear my fitbit it gives me outrageous readouts.  One time it said I walked 234 miles and climbed stairs 97 floors.  That made me tired when I saw it.  

I have noticed a little vibration in forth gear, but no where else.  But the fitbit shows it's there.

Oh man, now I know how to win every fitbit competition I enter!! 

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i had this in mine, its all inthe left, i recently added a handlebar relocation, made it only a few millimiters higher and closer to me. it significantly reduced the vibration. still somewhat there depending on the rpm im in at 65-75 mph.

i think bar end weights will kill the vibration

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I have 4500 miles on my GT now and the handlebar buzz is less than when new.  I had a 2008 FJR that also got smoother as the miles piled on. Do a search for Grip Buddies, they are like open ended Grip Puppies that make for an easy installation on a bike with hand guards --> one end has velcro/tape that sticks to the grips, the other end has Velcro.  Clean the grips, attach one end, wrap the Puppies around the grip, secure with velcro, and done.


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I have the HVMP bar ends on my '15. They came with them on, so I got to know the bike with them as part of the experience. Several months later, in an attempt to shorten the width of the handlebars for better lane splitting, I took them off. The difference was substantial. I felt buzziness throughout the rev range that I didn't feel before. After putting them back on the handlebars became smooth again.  

The HVMP are massive, weighing over a pound each. But they are impressive in how much vibration they quell. 

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