Mirror Vibrations

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Mirror Vibrations

Postby Gaz800 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:59 am

When at motorway speeds my mirrors vibrate like a bugger and are nigh on useless, I've bought new mirrors, as the old ones are quite beat up and I'm guessing they're the originals? I've also ordered some rubber washers online and I'll try "rubber" mounting them to see if that helps.

There's a set of Renthal bars on my bike and I don't get bad vibrations through to the grips, but as I said the mirrors are just a blur at speed, anyone got any further tips to help reduce the vibes?

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Re: Mirror Vibrations

Postby BigBob » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:25 pm

The original bars had about 4 inches of 18mm solid steel welded inside the each end and were drilled to take a bar end weight as well, so there was plenty of damping.
As a consequence the amount of vibes at the mirror was hardly noticeable at all, especially for a big single.
If your Renthals are aluminium they are likely to transmit more vibes than steel as well.
Steel bars with heavy end weights are the answer.
You could try these http://www.vibranator.com/
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Re: Mirror Vibrations

Postby Gaz800 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:37 pm

Cheers Bob
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Re: Mirror Vibrations

Postby nug » Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:05 am

I am currently waiting for some vibranators to arrive. Will post my comments on how they perform. It may be some time though as I am currently hobbling around with a mashed leg !
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Re: Mirror Vibrations

Postby Gaz800 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:25 am

nug wrote:I am currently waiting for some vibranators to arrive. Will post my comments on how they perform. It may be some time though as I am currently hobbling around with a mashed leg !


Cheers Nug, I'd appreciate that, sorry to hear about the leg though :tdown: Hope it heals quick buddy
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Re: Mirror Vibrations

Postby Gaz800 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:20 pm

I've been reading the reviews on the Vibranators and they seem really good.

Just wondering what model to order that will enable me to keep my hand guards on, as the bracket screws into the end of the Renthals?

Bob or Nug can you recommend which one's I should get?
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Re: Mirror Vibrations

Postby nug » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:03 pm

They show one for "all steel & aluminium bars" which I take to include the standard 22mm Renthals. I have fat bars so had to order the threaded ones which means tapping the bars, (tap supplied). They also will make my bars 1 inch wider either side which you can account for by cutting the bars down if you wish.

May be an idea to measure the i.d. of your bars just to be sure.

Will try to get them fitted next week.
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Re: Mirror Vibrations

Postby Gaz800 » Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:22 am

Cheers Nug, definitely going to invest in a set, I'll measure the ID and take it from there ;)
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Re: Mirror Vibrations

Postby nug » Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:43 pm

I got stuffed for £18 duty on mine unfortunately. Lets hope you get away with it :tup:
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Re: Mirror Vibrations

Postby kyle » Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:02 pm

I put a fatbar conversion from 24mx on mine with bars from a husaberg 450e. Mirror never shakes. No noticeable vibes thru grips either. Also foldable mirror from wemoto. A real must if you offroad.
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