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post #1 of 4 Old 05-13-2009, 03:24 AM Thread Starter
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Reduce handlebar vibration with gel grips?

I just bought a klr 650 '09 and wondering if anybody have tried the gel grips and if so, what do they do for lessing handlebar vibration? I've already installed the gel seat and love it. Thanks
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-13-2009, 09:51 PM
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I have used gel grips on previous bikes. They worked OK. The hot set-up for the KLR is the "Grip-n-Rip Racing" vibration isolator riser/clamps. My hands would tingle after an hour on the freeway with the stock set-up. I tossed the factory bar-end weights and cut the bars down 1 1/2 inches per side. Now with the isolators its a different bike. Much better feel. No more tingle.
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-14-2009, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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OK, thanks for the info. I'll look into em.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-14-2009, 01:53 PM
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Caulk them?

When I installed a pair of grip heaters I used a piece of vinyl tubing to shoot a tube of caulking into my OEM handlebars. That may sound weird but I believe it reduced the vibe a bit. I put gel grips on after the heaters were in place and it seems good to me.

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