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Post  1836 on Thu 03 Sep 2009, 8:43 pm

I'm looking at changing my bars soon. I'm looking at all the usual items, Renthals, Pro-Tapers etc. My question is, has anyone got any suggestions to reduce vibration. I have been told TAG do a streetfighter bar that is good for reducing vibration. I don't mind so much the cost, I just want to do it right, not give it 3 goes and still get it wrong. Any advise or experiences are welcomed. Thanks all.

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Post  Cruisecontrol on Thu 17 Sep 2009, 2:42 pm

Fill the bars full of a gap sealer like Selleys All Clear.
Adds a bit of weight but it reduces the vibes.

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Post  davidy61 on Thu 17 Sep 2009, 6:11 pm

I used the BarSnake from Holeshot and it has made it a bit better.
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Post  2wheelsagain on Thu 17 Sep 2009, 8:20 pm

Do our bars vibrate? Never noticed on mine.....
Certainly had bikes that did though Wink
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Post  Cameron on Thu 17 Sep 2009, 8:33 pm

Ive never really noticed the bars vibrating.
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Post  1836 on Thu 17 Sep 2009, 9:00 pm

Maybe it's an old oil cooled powered thing and not so much a problem on water cooled bikes. On a long ride the vibrations can take it out of ya... I have tried different weight bar ends and the lighter ones seem to reduce vibrations a bit. I will continue the quest and keep you up to date with my findings.

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Post  potatomasher on Sat 19 Sep 2009, 8:22 pm

Speaking of bars, I was in a great one last nite and.....no hang on...I reckon the bars on mine are a bit too bent inwards - has anyone else noticed this - i want something a little straighter - is that easy or hard? i find i have a tendency to roll the throttle on sometimes when going to brake, and i also feel a bit cramped up.
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Post  2wheelsagain on Sun 20 Sep 2009, 10:03 am

@potatomasher wrote:Speaking of bars, I was in a great one last nite and.....no hang on...I reckon the bars on mine are a bit too bent inwards - has anyone else noticed this - i want something a little straighter - is that easy or hard? i find i have a tendency to roll the throttle on sometimes when going to brake, and i also feel a bit cramped up.

I dont mind the set up on the B1250 but I reckon the bars on the FZ1 would suite me better. Little flatter and straighter.
Not changing for the sake of it though
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Post  Cruisecontrol on Sun 20 Sep 2009, 2:11 pm

The stock Bandit bars are way too high, hence why the front feels so vague and unresponsive.
I tried clip-ons for a while but unless I was at a track day it was overkill. Drag bars were the answer I was looking for! Still nice and upright for commuting duties but put enough weight over the front to give some honest feedback during some spirited cornering.

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Post  dhula on Sun 20 Sep 2009, 2:22 pm

I have GSX650F bars on my bandit and I've found them to be heaps better than the stockers
Lower, less pull back and narrower
Also fitted straight on with no mods whatsoeva
Little exy at $90 form a dealer tho but worth it for me.


not sure if you'll see in this one but I'll post it anyways


Another reason is I like the colour

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Post  1836 on Sun 20 Sep 2009, 2:42 pm

@potatomasher wrote:Speaking of bars, I was in a great one last nite and.....no hang on...I reckon the bars on mine are a bit too bent inwards - has anyone else noticed this - i want something a little straighter - is that easy or hard? i find i have a tendency to roll the throttle on sometimes when going to brake, and i also feel a bit cramped up.

I agree with you, another reason I want to change is to 'square' my arms and shoulders to the bars, I feel cramped by the factory bars. My mate has Rental streetfighter bars on his 1200MK1 and I found that much easier on the back and shoulders. I haven't had time to look this week but will get out for a look soon for some new ones.

I do like the look of the GSXF bars, I'm guessing everything hooked up fine?

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Post  1836 on Sun 20 Sep 2009, 2:44 pm

ooopps! Make that RENTHAL not rental clown

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Post  potatomasher on Sun 20 Sep 2009, 4:58 pm

Those gsxf650 bars look more like the go - looks like a good height - do you find there was much more weight on the wrists that with the standard ones? also how much of a difference is there in the pull back? the colour looks good too - i have never liked chrome bars that much....bit too much like a bicycle! Laughing
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Post  potatomasher on Sun 20 Sep 2009, 5:09 pm

Dhula - just on those bars again - did you do that yourself? I am seriously thinking about it, but did everything fit OK? I might get them done at the next service because i am slack...... Rolling Eyes
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Post  dhula on Mon 21 Sep 2009, 11:52 pm

mate, easy change. take the old stuff off, put the new stuff on. use hair spray on the LH grip so it sticks.
You'll notice in the pic that you can see the knurled part of the bar in the center (the 'grip' bit for the bar clamps) as the clamps on a GSX650F are a bit closer together compared to a bandit

With the GSXF bars being narrower you'll also find that the wiring for the switches and the throttle cables have a fiar bit more slack in them.

I removed the locating 'frames' form my bike as i recon it looks a little nicer and it gives more room for the throttle cables but you could leave them there is you wanted to.

al in all takes about 30 mins to do with the proper tools

one tip, don't over tighten anything, casue if you do being ally it'll fusk it. Bar clamps are ~25Nm form memory.

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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 22 Sep 2009, 9:03 am

@dhula wrote:I have GSX650F bars on my bandit and I've found them to be heaps better than the stockers
Lower, less pull back and narrower
Also fitted straight on with no mods whatsoeva
Little exy at $90 form a dealer tho but worth it for me.

Bars look good mate but can you post some detail on the frame sliders? Mount points etc......
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Post  dhula on Tue 22 Sep 2009, 8:41 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:
Bars look good mate but can you post some detail on the frame sliders? Mount points etc......

See here

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Post  Ad on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 3:35 pm

@davidy61 wrote:I used the BarSnake from Holeshot and it has made it a bit better.
Hey davidy61 can you tell me please what size snake you bought and was it perfect fit? 
I need one for an 09 "1250s" but not sure of bar size.

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Post  paul on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 6:14 pm

@Ad wrote:
@davidy61 wrote:I used the BarSnake from Holeshot and it has made it a bit better.
Hey davidy61 can you tell me please what size snake you bought and was it perfect fit? 
I need one for an 09 "1250s" but not sure of bar size.
Good luck with that one Ad ...he hasn't been on the forum since Dec. 2010 ...............you never know you're luck though , maybe a PM might reach him .

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Post  Ad on Tue 04 Aug 2015, 6:38 pm

Ahh  ok.
Thanks Paul I should have had a looked before hand.   Slowly ticking the boxes on jobs to better the bandit.  
This is one      "Vibrating bars".    I have sent an email to holeshot also.

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