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Holiday Buyerís Guide Review
By John Garner.
Itís well known that tubular shapes have a natural tendency to conduct and amplify vibration. This principle has been used for centuries to create bells and horns, but only since the arrival of sophisticated machinery has unwanted vibration been considered a problem. During the electronics boom of the last few decades vibration control has become a field of pivotal importance, yet little: of this technology had been applied to motorcycles until the Bar Snake.
The Bar Snake is a thick cord of extremely dense rubber that is inserted into hollow handlebars. The Snake installs easily, stretching as itís pulled through, but it helps if a second person feeds it in from the opposite side. In my KZ1000 it reduced the high frequency vibration by about 50%, increasing both comfort and control.
The Bar Snake should be seriously considered by anyone who suffers from sore wrists, numb hands, or other symptom of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The Bar Snake is available for steel, aluminum and 1" (Harley-Davidson) handlebars.