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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-13-2015, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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A few weeks ago I said I'd look for a new handlebar with anti-vibration design to replace the bent one on my vn750. My hands have chronic tendinitis and hurt for a while after a ride. The problem is I really like the OEM bar size and position. Can any one suggest a specific steel or anti-vibration , 7/8 dia. bar to replace the OEM? When I go to various sites, the bar selection makes my head swim. If you know of one that might work, please give the item number of the bar.

Would it be better to just get the OEM and add inserts, gel grips, etc?

Additional info: I have had a 05' vn750 and an 03' 800 with no problem. This 03' vn750 was parked by former owner on a downhill and fell over bending the bars. Now the left side vibrates more than the right, but both vibrate. Funny thing is it seems to smooth out cruising at any speed over 70.

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A few weeks ago I said I'd look for a new handlebar with anti-vibration design to replace the bent one on my vn750. My hands have chronic tendinitis and hurt for a while after a ride. The problem is I really like the OEM bar size and position. Can any one suggest a specific steel or anti-vibration , 7/8 dia. bar to replace the OEM? When I go to various sites, the bar selection makes my head swim. If you know of one that might work, please give the item number of the bar.

Would it be better to just get the OEM and add inserts, gel grips, etc?

Additional info: I have had a 05' vn750 and an 03' 800 with no problem. This 03' vn750 was parked by former owner on a downhill and fell over bending the bars. Now the left side vibrates more than the right, but both vibrate. Funny thing is it seems to smooth out cruising at any speed over 70. Thanks.
I have no experience with this insert, nor do I remember what it is called....
There are (rubber?) bar inserts sold in different lengths, which can be installed inside your bar, which reduces/eliminates vibrations, that are advertised on dirt bikers websites......check it out.
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