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rural earl

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Vibranators
« on: July 17, 2013, 05:00:29 AM »
Anyone try this vibration reducing bar end gizmo?  Seems like they had the old Bullets in mind.  I guess Electras have their own system...maybe the UCE bikes, too.
Here's a link: http://www.vibranator.com/product_p/s05-b01-r04-n02-m02-t125.htm

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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 02:40:02 PM »
For $110 I'll pass.

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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 03:46:41 PM »
I think I'll get some for my ol lady.   8)  ERC
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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 03:55:26 PM »
Pretty pricy for brass weights on endcaps.
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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2013, 02:54:55 AM »
My G5 Deluxe came with similar bar end weights with napoleon/stadium bar end mirrors bolted to them. I left them on the "Factory Wrist Torture Bars" when I sold them, after replacing them with Superbike brand Low Euro Bars.
   I have ridden British & Italian Singles for about 50 years, & never had any of the problems described in the Bar End Vibranator Weight Ad. Aside from thinking they are "snake Oil", I believe Our UCE Enfields all have a Counter Vibration Dampener built into the Crank/Flywheel Assembly. So they actually do not Vibrate anything like their ancestors.
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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2013, 06:48:54 PM »
My bike never vibrated enough to warrant any of that stuff!
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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2013, 10:44:24 PM »
I got pretty excited when I saw the name of this topic until I found out that Vibranators are just a weight for some handlebars.

I had such high hopes too.  :(
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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2013, 02:43:33 AM »
My G5 Deluxe came with similar bar end weights with napoleon/stadium bar end mirrors bolted to them. I left them on the "Factory Wrist Torture Bars" when I sold them, after replacing them with Superbike brand Low Euro Bars.
   I have ridden British & Italian Singles for about 50 years, & never had any of the problems described in the Bar End Vibranator Weight Ad. Aside from thinking they are "snake Oil", I believe Our UCE Enfields all have a Counter Vibration Dampener built into the Crank/Flywheel Assembly. So they actually do not Vibrate anything like their ancestors.

Hi Craig,
 Hopefully not to disappoint but the UCE has no counter vibe thingys at all.
It is a better built engine with a better balanced and truer running crank.

 IMHO/e it is the hands down #1 smoothest running of all non counter vibe weighted big bore factory singles out there.
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2013, 03:00:22 AM »
IMHO/e it is the hands down #1 smoothest running of all non counter vibe weighted big bore factory singles out there.

It it the only non counter vibe weighted big bore factory single out there?  ;)

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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2013, 04:32:33 AM »
 Only if you don't count AJS,BSA,Matchless,Norton,Panther,Yamaha etc.  ;)
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2013, 10:54:50 AM »
I'll accept that dope slap, Ice.

However, in my defense, I assumed "out there" meant "on the market today"...

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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2013, 12:17:20 PM »
That 2001 BMW thumper I was riding last month sure seemed like it had a lot more vibration that the Blackhawk does.  My throttle hand would start falling asleep after about 20-30 minutes of riding, and that pretty much sucks when you have a 45 minute ride in traffic.  In the BMW's defense, I will say that I did install vibration reducing enduro grips on the Blackhawk that I really enjoy.  Very soft, sticky and comfy, and I don't hardly even notice vibrations in the handlebars anymore.

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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2013, 08:21:14 PM »
Mine is so SMOOOOOOTH, I thought there was some vibration compensation. It vibrates EVEN LESS when not running.
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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2013, 12:02:29 AM »
"2001 BMW thumper?"  What are you talking about?
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Re: Vibranators
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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2013, 01:48:45 AM »
I put a pair of Barkbusters on my B5 last week and the bars vibrated so bad it put my hands to sleep.  Last Monday I filled the bars with #4 lead shot and that seems to have tamed the beast.  Sometimes the old ways are the best ways.

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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2013, 06:29:22 PM »
I guess vibrations are personal things. My RE vibrated some, but was never an issue. It didn't put my hands to sleep or any other such thing. In fact, I thought it was rather comforting. My SR500 vibrated a lot more than the Enfield and did put my hand to sleep. A friends old Yamaha XS(excessive vibes)-650 twin was far worse than the SR-500. I had an MZ-250 Six Days and a Maico 360 that I could ride two or three miles and just couldn't hold on any more. They were that bad.My Goose has a light vibration mode which has reduced a lot since it's broken in. It initially as about the same as the Enfield in some RPM ranges, but, like I said, it has smoothed out considerably. When I test rode it, the salesman asked me if I thought it was really smooth. I had to tell him, "No, it was about the same as the Enfield!" He didn't believe me, I guess. But it was! It's almost unnoticeable now.
Different bikes definitely have different vibrations. I like the low speed thumper shake a lot better than the high RPM buzz that a lot of fours have.
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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2013, 03:52:14 PM »
I guess vibrations are personal things. .......

I guess you are correct !   ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2014, 07:43:26 PM »
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It it the only non counter vibe weighted big bore factory single out there? 

Since the Yamaha SR400 is available again, there is another non-countershaft machine.
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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2014, 02:47:22 AM »
Vibranators price is too high for me, so I went to the hardware store and picked up two short brass pipe from the plumbing department. Added a brass end cap with theaded rod through the center. I installed two rubber plugs (also from the hardware store) to the other end of the theaded rod.  I then forced assembly into the handlebar, rubber plugs-end first.  I'm not sure if it reduces vibration, but I like the way it looks and I had fun building it.

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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2014, 12:03:30 PM »
 I like the low speed thumper shake a lot better than the high RPM buzz that a lot of fours have.
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« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2014, 02:09:29 AM »
If your Enfield doesn't vibrate you might get off going down the road thinking it quit :o  ;D. Seriously have any of you raced your Enfield backwards?...... on the center stand on smooth concrete in neutral rev it up & it will go backwards. We used to do it at a old Triumph BSA dealer I worked at in the 70s, hilariously funny to do. I don't know if it will work if your rear tire is on the ground though. Try it see what happens. ;D

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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2014, 06:14:57 AM »
I am sure you folks have thought of this, but hey, I'm old, I can repeat others info and make like its mine. I can even get away with it some days.  ::)  search on eduro bar end weights. they look about the same to me and are half the price.  http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/driven-racing-d-axis-bar-end-weights  around $42.00 

I read a long time ago on a Kawasaki forum, If your handle bars are hollow, Fill em with lead shot. I would think 8 shot would work well. Same reasoning. adds a bit of weight to the bars to dampen vibration. The forty dollar end weight look good.
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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2014, 08:52:23 PM »
SR400s don't have crankshaft counterweights, not did SR-500s. My Enfield never caused me any discomfort from vibrations. I've seen vibranator style counterweights before, I think some bike I had had them, but I honestly don't remember what they were in or whether they did anything or not. They must've worked pretty well. I don't recall any bike bothering me with vibes. Not true, my SR500 would put my hand to sleep after awhile. It wasn't bad, as I barely remembered it, but it was there.
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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2014, 11:04:33 PM »
My KTM 640 had a small counter balancer  and still vibrated more than My Bullet. I put some bark busters on a WR500 Yamaha, after 1 ride I took them off they made the bars too ridged and vibrated your hands numb. I got some that were all plastic except for the alloy mounts and no more bad vibes in the grips.