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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-25-2020, 07:19 PM
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Two things solved the numb hand problem that I had with my 2012 FJR:

1. Pro Grip #714 grips to replace the hard stock grips. I had to sacrifice the heated grips but it was worth it to me.

2. Unwinding the center return spring on the throttle bodies. By unwinding the return spring I don't have to grip the throttle as hard and the vibrations don't transfer as much to my hand.

I tried most of the other recommendations mentioned in the forums (other grips, heavier bar end weights, different padded gloves, grip buddies, grip puppies) but they didn't work for me.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-25-2020, 08:16 PM
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Do these engines have a balancer adjustment? I had luck doing that on one of my other bikes.
Add pro gel grips and my regular Olympia gel gloves and almost no buzz.
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No balancer adjustment required. That usually was just for gear engagement anyway, did not do much else. There is an adjustment on each of the balancers, lookie in the service manual. Getting at the back one involves removing airbox, throttle bodies, etc. Normally done only at engine assembly time.

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Any ideas in getting ride of "handle bar buzz" on Gen. 2 FJR??

I posted a link with a bunch of "buzz" remedies, above. For some reason, very few riders who have stubborn "buzz" problems have tried what may be the ultimate fix, after all else fails: conventional handle bars. Those who have changed over will usually say the conventional handlebars are the best answer, in many respects. I do not believe that you need those Megabuck imported handlebar adapter plates, either. What about these affordable units?

Many different hand positions are available, using conventional bars. I believe that the stock FJR handlebar castings are mounted too rigidly, causing the vibrations to go into your hands. My FJR does not have that problem (except when it's time for some fuel injector cleaner in the gas tank), so I have not changed the handlebars on mine. If I did have that problem, I'd try the conventional handlebars, before I gave up and sold the FJR. It's not safe to ride that beast with numb hands/wrists, IMHO.

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