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Hi,
Has anyone found a solution to the buzz in the handlebars and fingers going numb?
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No buzzing here

I've got a 2015, but there is no buzzing. The only thing that makes my hand numb is gripping the throttle too tightly. Not sure where your buzzing is coming from.
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I sometimes get numb fingers in my right hand after a long ride. There is definitely a small vibration that goes through the grips. And no its not from gripping to tight.
Im looking at getting some softer grips very soon. hopefully that will help a bit.
 

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No buzzing here.

Anybody ever try putting tennis (grip) tape over their grips? Sometimes called over wrap. Could be worth a try. Simple to do and easy enough to remove with no ill effects to orig grips if you didn't like it. Usually many diff colors are avail with varying levels of tackiness.
 

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No buzzing here.

Anybody ever try putting tennis (grip) tape over their grips? Sometimes called over wrap. Could be worth a try. Simple to do and easy enough to remove with no ill effects to orig grips if you didn't like it. Usually many diff colors are avail with varying levels of tackiness.
I was thinking of doing just that soon. Would be very easy to do as well.
 

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I have a 2015 bike and it vibrates a lot ! tried new grips , didn't help.
In another post people say that HVMP bar end extra heavy work well. UI will try it.
good luck
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I have a 2016 and I cant feel any vibration in the grips however I do believe there is a high frequency vibration as it causes the arthritis in my thumb joints to act up way more then my previous bike,,.
I have purchased grip puppies to help with this however Ive not installed them,,.
There is a tread on the grip puppies you might want to look at,,.

Its odd how different bikes have different quirks,,,,
Lots of talk about foot peg vibration(not mine) but I get a very noticeable vibration in the front of the seat at 7000 to 9000 Rpm,,.
 
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These vibration threads exist in every forum for every bike... they're as predictable as oil and break-in threads. Yes, the Ninja 1000 does vibrate but it's not excessive compared to other inline 4 liter bikes. BTW ALL motos vibrate... enjoy it!
 
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For me the vibration is most intense around 6500 to 7000 rpms. However, it has either mellowed substantially, or I've just gotten accustomed to it (probably a bit of both). Today I pinned the throttle a few times just for fun. As long as you don't linger at those problem rpm ranges, the vibration doesn't become an issue. But forget about cruising at 6750 rpms.

Just my .02
 

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Another thing to consider is I've found that vibration does improve as the motor breaks in, although it can take a few thousand miles to get there. While I still have a bit of buzzing above 6-7000 rpm, mine has never been smoother at 16,000 miles.
 

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Interesting that it improves with break in,,. As far as the seat it might be interesting and not to difficult to experiment with some rubber stoppers,,washers, spacers under the seat,. I know Corbin uses a lot more stoppers and robust then OEM seats between the Pan and the bike frame,,. My issue is right at the front of the seat,,. It might evan be worsened by the replacement seat Ive installed,,.

I do accept that bikes will vibrate however the fact that some appear to vibrate in different places to a lesser or greater degree and some don't vibrate at all might be evidence that it can be engineered out,,. As someone mentioned,,. Switching bikes might not be a viable option either!!
 

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Another thing to consider is I've found that vibration does improve as the motor breaks in, although it can take a few thousand miles to get there. While I still have a bit of buzzing above 6-7000 rpm, mine has never been smoother at 16,000 miles.
Mine is just short of 8000 miles, and I am starting to notice a reduction in the buzzing intensity as well.
 

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You know what works for the seat FRONT?

Stick back Velcro. Use the sharp side, and wrap it on the tank mount. If done correctly, you won't need seat bolts when you are done.
 

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Another thing to consider is I've found that vibration does improve as the motor breaks in, although it can take a few thousand miles to get there. While I still have a bit of buzzing above 6-7000 rpm, mine has never been smoother at 16,000 miles.
Agreed. At around 12k miles, the buzz went away. I wonder if using natural motor oil rather than synthetic might hasten the break in.
 

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I have purchased grip puppies to help with this however Ive not installed them,,.
There is a tread on the grip puppies you might want to look at,,.
GRIP PUPPIES! What a name, but they work. I'm not sure if it's the spongy feel or the increase in grip diameter with them installed over the OEM hard rubber grips, but they definitely work for me. I replace them about once a year because the soft surface finish tends to get matted down and a little grungy with use.
 
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