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Offline smithy

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Flex bars for those with vibration issues..!
« on: September 14, 2017, 01:22:50 AM »
Whilst looking through a post from another chap, I stumbled upon these..I wonder if they would help with the vibration issues most of us XR owners suffer:

https://www.fasstco.com/collections/motorcycle/products/flexx-handlebar

Also wonder if they can be "retrofitted" and take all the XR's controls etc...?? They are expensive though..! :012:

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« Last Edit: September 14, 2017, 01:26:04 AM by smithy »
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Re: Flex bars for those with vibration issues..!
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 05:51:29 AM »
I contacted them and they were very helpful and willing to help out. They are designed for offroad use where large impacts and lots of vibration is found. I am wary of possibly too much flex on the XR... but they provide a variety of damper stiffnesses to adjust the level of flex.

They should fit on the XR no problem using the adapters.

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Re: Flex bars for those with vibration issues..!
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2018, 08:44:04 PM »
old thread but anymore news?
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Offline Patrick Bateman

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Re: Flex bars for those with vibration issues..!
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 11:17:50 PM »
Transmission of vibration is a curious thing.

With this handlebar, there is still a mechanical connection between the triple clamp and your hands so vibration would still came through.
You would need to insulate the hinge as well in order to black the path of transmission.



This type of system would be great for oscillations of large amplitude/low frequency in a vertical direction.
The vibes in an XR are the exact opposite - small amplitude/high frequency in an unknown direction.

I think we need to find the source of the problem rather than mask the symptoms.... maybe I should do some BMW specialist training?  :084:
« Last Edit: August 18, 2018, 11:23:14 PM by Patrick Bateman »
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Re: Flex bars for those with vibration issues..!
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2018, 08:27:39 AM »
Funny enough I was putting a LOT of time into a perfect solution to the vibration issue. Characterizing its frequency, amplitude, and direction with a tri-axial accelerometer, and designing a tuned mass damper.

But then I passed 3000 miles and don't even think about the vibes anymore  :152:  :305:

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Re: Flex bars for those with vibration issues..!
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2018, 10:57:51 AM »
Characterizing its frequency, amplitude, and direction with a tri-axial accelerometer, and designing a tuned mass damper.




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Re: Flex bars for those with vibration issues..!
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2018, 11:43:18 AM »
Ahahahah couldn’t agree more with you and your cheesy jokes ahahah
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Re: Flex bars for those with vibration issues..!
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2018, 02:32:49 PM »
The bike gets better and better and smoother with miles and vibrations are a thing of the past  :305:
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Re: Flex bars for those with vibration issues..!
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2018, 04:54:45 AM »
*Originally Posted by PaulS1000XR [+]
The bike gets better and better and smoother with miles and vibrations are a thing of the past  :305:

This.
I don’t even feel anything worth posting about. Just ride n smile  :002:

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Re: Flex bars for those with vibration issues..!
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2018, 05:28:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by Ant [+]
This.
I don’t even feel anything worth posting about. Just ride n smile  :002:

How many miles we talking about?
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