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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
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2013, 12:18:33 AM »