Excessive engine vibration softtail springer

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by LifesToShort, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. LifesToShort

    LifesToShort New Member

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    I changed out the "buck horn" handlebars on my 2000 softtail springer(20,000miles) with Wild One dragster type bars with integrated risers. Lots of work over the winter, but it looks good. I don't know if its coincidence with the new bars, but the engine vibrates the new bars, mirrors and hand grips etc... At any speed when I clutch and take the load off the engine their is no vibration. What the heck should I be looking for? Looking to enjoy my ride again.
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Did you change out the isolators when you changed the bars?
     
  3. LifesToShort

    LifesToShort New Member

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    I did not change the isolators. Would that make a difference when the new bars have vibration dampening in the risers? Suggest HD isolators or other make?
     
  4. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I've always had good luck with the J&P heavy duty urethane dampers. Are you feeling excessive vibs in your footboards? This may be just a different riding position with more of your weight on your wrist.
     
  5. LifesToShort

    LifesToShort New Member

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    There is vibration in foot pegs as well, but with heavy riding boots, it is not a big deal.
    You are probably right about the change in wrist position from the buck horns to the drag bars. I will take a look at the J&P dampers. Thanks for info.