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Offline Duff-on-2

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Bar ends for 2018 Tiger 1200
« on: June 13, 2019, 02:03:05 PM »
Does anyone have a recommendation for some weighted bar ends to fit on a 2018 1200 XRt? 
...Or any other suggestions on how to relieve numb/tingling fingers.

Since I installed the SW-Motech 20mm risers I've been getting numb fingers on my right hand.
I love the extra height of the risers but the numb fingers (only affecting my right hand) are very annoying. 
I'm hoping some bar weights might help.
 
I've already tried installing some Grip-Puppies and I do like the added circumference they give  (I wear size 2-XL gloves)
but unfortunately they didn't help at all with the numbness.

I'm also going to try a rotate the bars up a little to give a different angle for my wrist & grip to see if that will make any difference.

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Re: Bar ends for 2018 Tiger 1200
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 03:22:17 PM »
No numbness before the risers?
I’ve had you problem for many years. I just chalk it up to past injuries and currently working with my hands. Nerve damage is more than likely my problem.
Thank goodness my TEx has cruise control for the long boring slab riding. I don’t have a problem in the canyons because I’m using my hands more.

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Re: Bar ends for 2018 Tiger 1200
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 03:41:36 PM »
FredJ9,
No, I didn't notice any significant numbness before the risers.  However, I put them on within a few weeks of getting the bike.  It was still winter then and my rides were shorter, I was wearing thick gloves, and my hands were cold so maybe I just didn't notice it as much.


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Re: Bar ends for 2018 Tiger 1200
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 03:59:40 PM »
Might it be due to the angle of the bar? I tilted mine all the way up - almost vertical and I feel pretty much no vibration. The other day I was amazed at the clarity of the rear view mirrors and shortly sighed at what I had to deal with in my Harley days...

Maybe try tilting the bars up a tiny bit and see if that helps?
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Re: Bar ends for 2018 Tiger 1200
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 04:29:16 PM »
Icy
Really? Doesn’t seem possible since the vibration originates from the bar clamps and just resonates to the bar ends/grip.

I’m a shooter so this got me thinking. Could the same principals apply for cutting down vibration on our handlebars??? Just a thought.


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Re: Bar ends for 2018 Tiger 1200
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 04:39:03 PM »
Well, you are right. It is a resonance thing - that's why bar ends should help with: change the weight distribution so the resonant frequency changes. It would still vibrate but the frequency would be outside of whatever the bike creates.

Handlebar rotation intuitively made sense to me because the curved edges would be inclined more vertically, which should divert some of the downward forces in the vertical. For some reason I keep thinking of vibration as something up & down  :008:

If the vibration is due to the risers that means the chassis' vibration is being exacerbated by the material of the risers, or the distance increase has an amplifying effect on the vibration frequency - like a fulcrum point. My alcohol damaged gut still says "tilt the bars upwards a bit and see if that makes a difference" it's a nice physics test, and free of charge  :821: 
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Re: Bar ends for 2018 Tiger 1200
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 04:46:48 PM »
I put 20mm risers on my Gen 3 XCa, no difference in vibration to me, I have them ever so slightly tilted back to me too. There is some vibration but I felt that on the standard demo XRt too.

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Re: Bar ends for 2018 Tiger 1200
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2019, 04:49:31 PM »
I have the OEM handguards on my gen1 TEX. I removed the aluminum end caps and packed the aluminum cylinder that holds the handguards with lead fishing weights driven in with a punch and hammer. That made the difference for me. The 20k one-time valve timing adjustment also made a significant improvement in overall engine vibration.
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Re: Bar ends for 2018 Tiger 1200
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2019, 05:48:08 PM »
I got some of these, available in black or silver. You need type S/H but with 90mm bolts instead of 70mm.

https://www.kellermann-online.com/en/products/handlebar-end-weights/ls-classic-ls-1000/92/ls-classic-model-specific?number=133.500

 


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