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Vibration through my bars......

Hi all,
I have a 01 929 and i have noticed that it has a vibration through the bars that after a while begins to give me pins and needles in the hands. The tyre is fine and there are no oil leaks or anything like that but when braking, moreso coming to a complete stop, it does shudder slightly as if the pads arn't quite gripping fully.
What might be the problem ?
I've tried messing with the rebound rate e.t.c. but to no avail.
I'm 105 kg's and 6'2 so suggested suspension settings on the front are welcomed.
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Hi all,
I have a 01 929 and i have noticed that it has a vibration through the bars that after a while begins to give me pins and needles in the hands. The tyre is fine and there are no oil leaks or anything like that but when braking, moreso coming to a complete stop, it does shudder slightly as if the pads arn't quite gripping fully.
What might be the problem ?
I've tried messing with the rebound rate e.t.c. but to no avail.
I'm 105 kg's and 6'2 so suggested suspension settings on the front are welcomed.
Cheers

It's sounds normal. I get the same thing with mine. Long rides puts my little finger to sleep on my throttle hand.

You could always try heavier bar ends and see if that helps.

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Re: Vibration through my bars......

Yep, same issue here. My right hand does it most. I find that my grip is lighter on my left, and I can move my hand more so it doesn't build up. I've thought about trying heavier bar ends, but haven't yet. Lets us know if you find something that works for you!
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Re: Vibration through my bars......

Worn out wheel bearings possibly, or loose steering stem bearings.

Try loosening and retightening the steering stem nuts according to the Honda Manual. Put your front up on a fork stand and check to see if the front wheel bearings have any play in them. You may have to pull the front brake calipers off the check that, not totally sure.

Use a good torque wrench and check all the bolts that hold the front tripple clamps on and the front brake caliper bolts. Again, use the torque specs from the Honda manual.

There shouldn't be any shudder or vibration when you brake period.

Tingling in the wrists, hands and fingers is from the stress we place on them while riding. About all you can do is rest the hand/s and wait for it to go away. If your fingers go numb, pulling over and resting is the best thing to do.
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Re: Vibration through my bars......

You might want to try a weighted bar end. Or filling the clip on with something to change the frequency of the bars.

I also find that getting my wrist to be a little less bent backwards while riding helps. Since the gas tank on my CBR900RR is wide, I put my elboxw against the tank from time to time. This straightens out your wrist.

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Re: Vibration through my bars......

You can try and make sure that the bar ends are on there are some after-market out there that were heavier than the oem. The other thing you can do is put on a trottle lock to keep you from putting so much pressure on you wrist. Also using the Corbin seat lowers you in the saddle taking some pressure off your wrist. Do not know what the shudder you are feeling is but check you triples and I know from cars that some times the rotors will get hot spots and cause that shudder when you brake. Good luck hope this helps.
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