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#1 DOMIN8

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 06:43 AM

Well, I know this has been said / heard before... but I tried it and thought I'd share anyway.

I rolled the bike pretty good last year and bent my stem / bars. A week ago I put an 06 stem on my 04 (Nice upgrade) and grabbed a cheap set of Contour bars from the local shop (decent bars for the price).

I caulked the bars with a tube of 100% silicone caulk. (construction left over :clap: )

This is a very simple and affordable mod to make to your bars. If you use 100% silicone, it is Much lighter than siding / door / etc... caulk. Just grab a seat and go slow. It should take you 5-10 minutes. Put it in each side and then let your bars set for a day and mount them up.

I've ridden twice since and I swear to you guys, I feel a very noticable difference in fatigue. Best $1.47 I've spent on the YFZ yet.

The funny thing is, now that my arms don't get as tired... I realize how tired the rest of the body gets.

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 01:42 PM

have any pics?

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 01:46 PM

No pics dude, sorry. I have another set of bars that I was going to do to get ready for the inevitable demise of the current set I'm running. I can take some pics when I do this set.

Did you have any particular questions?

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 06:35 PM

just take some pictures during the process if you can. :bzr:

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 06:47 PM

sounds simple to me. Grab a caulking gun, a tube of silicon and squeeze the shit into the bars. Did one tube fill the bars up no problem?

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 07:08 PM

The bars I did, yes... but I think my other set might use a touch from a second tube.

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 12:49 PM

so you fill the bars with the stuff? i was thinking you did it different , guess i gotta open my eyes :blink:

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 01:31 PM

so you fill the bars with the stuff? i was thinking  you did it different , guess i gotta open my eyes :blink:

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Yes, I just filled them up. Stand the bars up straight and fill em up. You have to go slow and do some from each side to ensure that you get it as evenly dispersed as possible.

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 02:30 PM

Cool idea,thanks for sharing.I'll have to remember this trick

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 02:52 PM

Hmmm may have to give this a shot....

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 07:59 PM

so you implant the silicone in the bars---so my bike will have silicone implants :clap:

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 07:47 PM

Can someone tell me how this works because it makes no sense to me at all. How does filling the inside of a metal tube with silicone help with fatigue?

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 03:59 AM

Well if you have ever had a hollow round bar and hit it against something and then hit a solid bar the same way you would feel a difference in your hand.

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 12:26 PM

Can someone tell me how this works because it makes no sense to me at all. How does filling the inside of a metal tube with silicone help with fatigue?


Crooks is right. Think of a wind chime that is made out of tubing, that rings when it is struck beause of the wind. The vibration travels the length of the tube and makes a pretty sound. That same vibration in the handlebars makes you squeeze tighter, which causes fatigue. Silcone inside the tubing will absorb the vibrations and keep them from getting to yuor hands.
This also works great in nerf bars, to stop the vibrations to your feet.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 06:00 PM

i done this silcone thing into my bars
AND IT WORKS FUCKIN GREAT
i have two rides with them n i couldnt believe how good it works now all my boys i ride with are doing it so dont b chiken n try it :mad0228: :yfztech: :yfztech:

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 07:38 PM

just take some pictures during the process if you can. :bzr:


ha ha,,,, how hard can it be....

You put silocone in the bars...

I did it, i didnt notice as much as some people say but Yeah it works and its easy as $hit

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 08:12 AM

ha ha,,,, how hard can it be....

You put silocone in the bars...

I did it, i didnt notice as much as some people say but Yeah it works and its easy as $hit

then you must have done something wrong cause me n everyone that has rode my bike could tell the diffrence big time.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 01:11 AM

my 2009yfz450R has some little things welded inside the ends of the bars, could it be for vibration? has anyone else seen this?

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 08:53 PM

This is just a theory, but could it be the added weight? On my sport bikes the bar ends were really heavy. If you take them off and ride the bike there is a ton more feeling in the bars. My thoughts are the added weight acts to dampen the vibration. Just a thought.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 08:23 PM

ha ha,,,, how hard can it be....

You put silocone in the bars...

I did it, i didnt notice as much as some people say but Yeah it works and its easy as $hit



its about as easy as getting a new spring for your exhaust...

oh wait :party0051:




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