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What are the disadvantage of removing the handlebar dampners when you install Kuryakyn grips? The dampners are on the bike for a reason, but cannot be installed when the Kuryakyn grips are installed.
 

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None that I have seen. I removed mine over 1yr and a half a go and never seen any difference in riding the bike.
 

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They "dampen" vibrations and they actually work. Some can feel the vibrations some can't. The Kury grips are nearly heavy enough to compensate so there is little difference. I can't run without them, my hands get numb.
 

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They "dampen" vibrations and they actually work. Some can feel the vibrations some can't. The Kury grips are nearly heavy enough to compensate so there is little difference. I can't run without them, my hands get numb.

Correct" and I'm one of those that feels the vibration even with the
dampers, I need bigger ones and have not found any. My problem
comes from diabetes and I wouldn't wish it on anyone, it makes
1,000 mile days pretty painful by days end. I start feeling it at about
200 miles every ride.

I love to ride so I just live with it...
 

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I can feel the difference without them.
... just my theory, but I think all the little switches in the handlebars
will last longer with them
.... otherwise they're subject to the kind of "buzz" you get from a trip
to the dentist.

I "modded" them to fit with the Kury grips
(need to make the screw in end diameter smaller and then they'll fit)

Dennis
 
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