About Bar Snake
The Bar Snake is an innovative American-made device designed to reduce the hand-numbing and wristing-cracking handlebar vibrations of motorcycles, street-bikes, dirt bikes, ATVs, personal-watercraft (jet-skies), snowmobiles, or virtually anything with tubular handlebars.
The Bar Snake is a precisely gauged cylinder composed of a high-tech polymer which, when properly installed inside tubular handlebars, dampens many high frequency vibrations that cause numbing, painful and even dangerous hand and wrist trauma.
For those who remember the Bar Snake and have been dreaming "If only I could find a Bar Snake somewhere...," the dream is now reality. For those who never knew us before, you'll wonder how you rode without a Bar Snake installed.
The Bar Snake is a simple, innovative invention that really works. One might wonder how something so simple can work so well.
Tubular metallic shapes have a natural tendency to conduct and amplify vibration. This principle has been used for millinea to make bells, horns and other musical instruments. Thus, like a bell, the tubular shapes of handlebars transmit and amplify the vibrations from the motor and road to the rider's hands resulting in painful hand and wrist stress and can inflame carpal tunnel syndrome.
In order to visualize how the Bar Snake works, consider a small hard rubber ball of the type many children play with. When the toy ball is dropped, it bounces high. This is because the polymer the toy ball is made of REFLECTS vibration, so when it lands, it reflects back almost all of it's falling energy. By a similar physical process, the metal of a handlebar reflects and passes on vibrational energy to the rider's hands and wrists. The polymer of the Bar Snake, by contrast, ABSORBS vibration. If you were to drop a ball made of Bar Snake's high-tech polymer next to a toy hard rubber ball, the toy ball would bounce high while the Bar Snake ball would soak up it's falling energy and plop with relatively little bounce. A Bar Snake inside a handlebar likewise soaks much of vibrational energy before it gets to the end of the handlebar.
To use geek-speak, The Bar Snake eliminates harmonic resonate frequencies that eminate from cyclic engine vibrations that are transmitted through the vehicle frame to the handlebars. The Bar Snake damps out these resonate vibrations because the polymer of the Bar Snake has a low hysterisis factor, which means that the polymer doesn't transmit vibrations.
The Bar Snake's reduction of handlebar vibrations can benefit all types of riders. Long distance riders have a less exhausting ride. High performance riders, like racers or off-road riders are able to put more energy into the track or trail and less on simply holding on. A smoother operating vehicle results in a more controlled, stress free and safer ride.
The Bar Snake should be especially considered by anyone who suffers from sore wrists, numb hands, or other symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
The Bar Snake is easy to install and comes with easy-to-follow detailed instructions and installation tool.
There are five versions of the Bar Snake currently available:
Bar Snake Model ST-1. Fits most standard steel non high rise bars of 7/8" outside diameter. Most steel bars should be about 23/32" inside diameter and 40" long. $36.95
Bar Snake Model
most aluminum crossbrace handlebars with 7/8" outside diameter, internal
diameter of 9/16 and 40" long.
Bar Snake Model
most 1-inch external diameter handlebars (Harley) with 7/8-inch internal
handlebar diameter. Excluding ape-hangers/buckhorn/multi-curved bars, etc,
and up to 40-inches long. **Special Note to Harley owners:**
Check thoroughly for dimples and other obstructions that may be in your handlebars
Bar Snake Model
Bar Snake for handle bars with kinks, bends, or wires and cables running
through them. The Liquid Bar Snake can be poured into tubular handlebars and
sets in four hours. The Liquid Bar Snake can be used in all tubular
handlebars, but is especially intended for pro-taper handlebars, multi-curved
handlebars, such as buckhorns or ape-hangers, or handlebars which have cables
running through them. In short, wherever a standard solid Bar Snake cannot be
easily used. Model LV-4 contains enough fluid to fill a 7/8-inch external
diameter handlebar up to 40 inches long.
Bar Snake Model
is a longer version of the HD-3. It is 50" in length and is designed for
one inch O.D. handlebars as found on most metric cruisers. Not for buckhorn
or dimpled bars.
The Bar Snake has a proud and successful history and received many good reviews in it's first production run. Click here to read some of these reviews.
The Bar Snake is sold at the Bar Snake web site. Click here to order a Bar Snake.
The Bar Snake is a registered trademark of C. P. Products. Patent Pending.
Remember: Don't shake, install a Bar Snake! It stops bad vibes!