From American Motorcyclist, September 2004 issue!

GOOD VIBRATIONS

American Motorcyclist Review

Do you ride a big single or a V-twin on the road? Does vibration from the handlebars get to you after a while, making your hands tingle or go numb?

A company with the odd name of Manic Salamander says it has an answer, in the form of extra-heavy bar-end weights. Just bolt these on, the company says, and vibration goes away.

We wanted to see if they really worked, so we ordered up a set for a Kawasaki KLR650. The big KLR may be one of the most versatile bikes made, but it's also one of the most notorious paint shakers in the motorcycle world.

Installation was pretty simple--just cut off the outside ends of the handlebar grips (this step is unnecessary for bikes that already have bar-ends), then pick up the weights (wow, they are heavy) and slide them into place, tightening the adjustment bolt with the included Allen wrench.

The first ride was a revelation. The stock KLR powerband has a couple of areas you avoid because of vibration, but the Manic Salamander weights quiet the vibes so much you can use the entire rev range. They don't eliminate all vibration, but they reduce it so much that the bike takes on a different, more user-friendly character.

Manic Salamander says they can do the same for your dual-sport, vintage, or V-twin bike, as long as it has standard 7/8 or 1-inch bars. And based on the evidence of our KLR, we believe them.-Bill Wood

Manic Salamander bar-end weights range in price from $59.99 to $79.99 a pair, depending on finish. For more information, call (763) 234-7242; or visit www.manicsalamander.com.

Reprinted with permission of American Motorcyclist magazine.
www.AMADirectlink.com

Request Details

Session Id:30lhlxvbvaqobu55ewf0vg55Request Type:GET
Time of Request:7/24/2021 12:46:58 AMStatus Code:200
Request Encoding:Unicode (UTF-8)Response Encoding:Unicode (UTF-8)

Trace Information

CategoryMessageFrom First(s)From Last(s)
aspx.pageBegin PreInit
umbracoInithandling request5.66E-050.000057
request handlercurrent url '/about-us/customer-comments/american-motorcyclist-review.aspx'0.00035620.000300
umbracoRequestHandlerxpath: '/root/*/* [@urlName = "about-us"]/* [@urlName = "customer-comments"]/* [@urlName = "american-motorcyclist-review"]'0.00049250.000136
umbracoRequestHandlerJust before xPath query (False, '/root/*/* [@urlName = "about-us"]/* [@urlName = "customer-comments"]/* [@urlName = "american-motorcyclist-review"]')0.00064610.000154
umbracoRequestHandlerpageXPathQueryStart: '/root'0.00068660.000041
umbracoRequestHandlerAdding to cache... ('/about-us/customer-comments/american-motorcyclist-review.aspx')0.00219460.001508
umbracoRequestHandlerAfter xPath query0.00226380.000069
umbracoRequestHandlerAccess checking started0.00235740.000094
umbracoRequestHandlerPage not protected0.00255020.000193
umbracoRequestHandlerAccess checking ended0.00259040.000040
umbracoInitDone handling request0.00262470.000034
umbracoPageElement loaded: pageHeading0.00324780.000623
umbracoPageElement loaded: pageContent0.00333850.000091
umbracoPageElement loaded: pageTitle0.00340680.000068
umbracoPageElement loaded: metaDescription0.00347350.000067
umbracoPageElement loaded: metaKeywords0.00354350.000070
umbracoPageElement loaded: umbracoNaviHide0.00361530.000072
umbracoPagePagedata loaded for American Motorcyclist Review (ID: 1180)0.00366050.000045
aspx.pageEnd PreInit0.00572820.002068
aspx.pageBegin Init0.00579570.000068
itemStart parsing 'pageTitle'0.00610190.000306
itemDone parsing 'pageTitle'0.00619070.000089
itemStart parsing 'metaDescription'0.00625450.000064
itemDone parsing 'metaDescription'0.00632430.000070
itemStart parsing 'metaKeywords'0.00639720.000073
itemDone parsing 'metaKeywords'0.00646560.000068
umbracoMacroMacro loaded from cache (ID: 14, Header Images)0.00801390.001548
renderMacroRendering started (macro: Header Images, type: 1, cacheRate: 0)0.00808140.000068
umbracoMacroBefore adding extensions0.00821690.000136
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltCommon, ExsltCommon0.01112310.002906
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltDatesAndTimes, ExsltDatesAndTimes0.01120450.000081
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltMath, ExsltMath0.01125230.000048
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltRegularExpressions, ExsltRegularExpressions0.01128960.000037
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltStrings, ExsltStrings0.01132570.000036
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltSets, ExsltSets0.01135950.000034
umbracoMacroAfter adding extensions0.01139290.000033
umbracoMacroBefore performing transformation0.01150650.000114
umbracoMacroAfter performing transformation0.01246130.000955
umbracoMacroMacro loaded from cache (ID: 13, Top Navigation)0.01259320.000132
renderMacroRendering started (macro: Top Navigation, type: 1, cacheRate: 0)0.01265120.000058
umbracoMacroBefore adding extensions0.01280720.000156
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltCommon, ExsltCommon0.01535590.002549
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltDatesAndTimes, ExsltDatesAndTimes0.0154280.000072
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltMath, ExsltMath0.01547280.000045
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltRegularExpressions, ExsltRegularExpressions0.01550890.000036
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltStrings, ExsltStrings0.01554440.000036
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltSets, ExsltSets0.01557810.000034
umbracoMacroAfter adding extensions0.01561140.000033
umbracoMacroBefore performing transformation0.01568650.000075
umbracoMacroAfter performing transformation0.01836660.002680
umbracoMacroMacro loaded from cache (ID: 1, Breadcrumb Nav)0.0184720.000105
renderMacroRendering started (macro: Breadcrumb Nav, type: 1, cacheRate: 0)0.0185210.000049
umbracoMacroBefore adding extensions0.01864410.000123
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltCommon, ExsltCommon0.02107520.002431
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltDatesAndTimes, ExsltDatesAndTimes0.0211470.000072
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltMath, ExsltMath0.02119120.000044
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltRegularExpressions, ExsltRegularExpressions0.02122790.000037
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltStrings, ExsltStrings0.02126380.000036
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltSets, ExsltSets0.02129810.000034
umbracoMacroAfter adding extensions0.02133180.000034
umbracoMacroBefore performing transformation0.02140380.000072
umbracoMacroAfter performing transformation0.0221350.000731
itemStart parsing 'pageHeading'0.02222660.000092
itemDone parsing 'pageHeading'0.02233470.000108
itemStart parsing 'pageContent'0.02241080.000076
itemDone parsing 'pageContent'0.0224860.000075
umbracoMacroMacro loaded from cache (ID: 12, Sub Nav)0.02271040.000224
renderMacroRendering started (macro: Sub Nav, type: 1, cacheRate: 0)0.02275920.000049
umbracoMacroBefore adding extensions0.02288090.000122
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltCommon, ExsltCommon0.0252720.002391
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltDatesAndTimes, ExsltDatesAndTimes0.02534360.000072
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltMath, ExsltMath0.02538270.000039
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltRegularExpressions, ExsltRegularExpressions0.02542580.000043
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltStrings, ExsltStrings0.02546270.000037
umbracoXsltExtensionExtension added: urn:Exslt.ExsltSets, ExsltSets0.02549690.000034
umbracoMacroAfter adding extensions0.02553080.000034
umbracoMacroBefore performing transformation0.02560310.000072
umbracoMacroAfter performing transformation0.02917260.003570
aspx.pageEnd Init0.02929250.000120
aspx.pageBegin InitComplete0.02933330.000041
aspx.pageEnd InitComplete0.02936740.000034
aspx.pageBegin PreLoad0.02940120.000034
aspx.pageEnd PreLoad0.02943390.000033
aspx.pageBegin Load0.02946650.000033
aspx.pageEnd Load0.02956040.000094
aspx.pageBegin LoadComplete0.02959820.000038
aspx.pageEnd LoadComplete0.02963120.000033
aspx.pageBegin PreRender0.02966390.000033
aspx.pageEnd PreRender0.02984030.000176
aspx.pageBegin PreRenderComplete0.02988160.000041
aspx.pageEnd PreRenderComplete0.02991490.000033
aspx.pageBegin SaveState0.03233940.002425
aspx.pageEnd SaveState0.03256690.000228
aspx.pageBegin SaveStateComplete0.03261080.000044
aspx.pageEnd SaveStateComplete0.03264660.000036
aspx.pageBegin Render0.03268640.000040
aspx.pageEnd Render0.03655580.003869

Control Tree

Control UniqueIDTypeRender Size Bytes (including children)ViewState Size Bytes (excluding children)ControlState Size Bytes (excluding children)
__PageASP.default_aspx1610800
    ctl00ASP.masterpages_textpage_master000
        ctl00$ctl00ASP.masterpages_master_master000
            ctl00$ctl00$ctl00ASP.umbraco_masterpages_default_master000
                ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefaultSystem.Web.UI.WebControls.ContentPlaceHolder000
                    ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl08System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                    ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl00umbraco.presentation.templateControls.Item000
                        ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl00$ctl00System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                    ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl09System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                    ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl01umbraco.presentation.templateControls.Item000
                        ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl01$ctl00System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                    ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl10System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                    ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl02umbraco.presentation.templateControls.Item000
                        ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl02$ctl00System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                    ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl11System.Web.UI.ResourceBasedLiteralControl000
                    aspnetFormSystem.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlForm000
                        ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl12System.Web.UI.ResourceBasedLiteralControl000
                        ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl03System.Web.UI.WebControls.LoginStatus000
                            ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl03$ctl00System.Web.UI.WebControls.LinkButton000
                            ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl03$ctl01System.Web.UI.WebControls.ImageButton000
                            ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl03$ctl02System.Web.UI.WebControls.LinkButton000
                            ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl03$ctl03System.Web.UI.WebControls.ImageButton000
                        ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl13System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                        ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl04umbraco.presentation.templateControls.Macro000
                            ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl05System.Web.UI.WebControls.PlaceHolder000
                                ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl14System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                        ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl15System.Web.UI.ResourceBasedLiteralControl000
                        ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl06umbraco.presentation.templateControls.Macro000
                            ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl07System.Web.UI.WebControls.PlaceHolder000
                                ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl16System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                        ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl17System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                        ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$childContentSystem.Web.UI.WebControls.ContentPlaceHolder000
                            ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$childContent$ctl06System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                            ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$childContent$ctl00umbraco.presentation.templateControls.Macro000
                                ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$childContent$ctl04System.Web.UI.WebControls.PlaceHolder000
                                    ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$childContent$ctl07System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                            ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$childContent$ctl08System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                            ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$childContent$ctl01umbraco.presentation.templateControls.Item000
                                ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$childContent$ctl01$ctl00System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                            ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$childContent$ctl09System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                            ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$childContent$ctl02umbraco.presentation.templateControls.Item000
                                ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$childContent$ctl02$ctl00System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                            ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$childContent$ctl10System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                            ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$childContent$ctl03umbraco.presentation.templateControls.Macro000
                                ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$childContent$ctl05System.Web.UI.WebControls.PlaceHolder000
                                    ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$childContent$ctl11System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                            ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$childContent$ctl12System.Web.UI.LiteralControl000
                        ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl18System.Web.UI.ResourceBasedLiteralControl000
                    ctl00$ctl00$ctl00$ContentPlaceHolderDefault$ctl19System.Web.UI.ResourceBasedLiteralControl000

Session State

Session KeyTypeValue

Application State

Application KeyTypeValue
vnc38ykjnkjdnk2jt98ygkxjngSystem.DateTime7/24/2021 12:03:46 AM
umbracoUrlSystem.Stringwww.manicsalamander.com:80/umbraco
umbracoNeedConfigurationSystem.BooleanFalse

Request Cookies Collection

NameValueSize

Response Cookies Collection

NameValueSize

Headers Collection

NameValue
ConnectionKeep-Alive
Accepttext/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
Accept-Encodingbr,gzip
Accept-Languageen-US,en;q=0.5
Hostwww.manicsalamander.com
If-Modified-SinceMon, 12 Apr 2021 11:45:30 GMT
User-AgentCCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)

Response Headers Collection

NameValue
X-AspNet-Version2.0.50727
Cache-Controlprivate
Content-Typetext/html

Form Collection

NameValue

Querystring Collection

NameValue

Server Variables

NameValue
ALL_HTTPHTTP_CONNECTION:Keep-Alive HTTP_ACCEPT:text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8 HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING:br,gzip HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE:en-US,en;q=0.5 HTTP_HOST:www.manicsalamander.com HTTP_IF_MODIFIED_SINCE:Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:45:30 GMT HTTP_USER_AGENT:CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)
ALL_RAWConnection: Keep-Alive Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8 Accept-Encoding: br,gzip Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5 Host: www.manicsalamander.com If-Modified-Since: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:45:30 GMT User-Agent: CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)
APPL_MD_PATH/LM/W3SVC/366/ROOT
APPL_PHYSICAL_PATHC:\HostingSpaces\manicsal\manicsalamander.com\wwwroot\
AUTH_TYPE 
AUTH_USER 
AUTH_PASSWORD 
LOGON_USER 
REMOTE_USER 
CERT_COOKIE 
CERT_FLAGS 
CERT_ISSUER 
CERT_KEYSIZE 
CERT_SECRETKEYSIZE 
CERT_SERIALNUMBER 
CERT_SERVER_ISSUER 
CERT_SERVER_SUBJECT 
CERT_SUBJECT 
CONTENT_LENGTH0
CONTENT_TYPE 
GATEWAY_INTERFACECGI/1.1
HTTPSoff
HTTPS_KEYSIZE 
HTTPS_SECRETKEYSIZE 
HTTPS_SERVER_ISSUER 
HTTPS_SERVER_SUBJECT 
INSTANCE_ID366
INSTANCE_META_PATH/LM/W3SVC/366
LOCAL_ADDR64.27.51.218
PATH_INFO/default.aspx
PATH_TRANSLATEDC:\HostingSpaces\manicsal\manicsalamander.com\wwwroot\default.aspx
QUERY_STRING 
REMOTE_ADDR35.175.191.36
REMOTE_HOST35.175.191.36
REMOTE_PORT34922
REQUEST_METHODGET
SCRIPT_NAME/default.aspx
SERVER_NAMEwww.manicsalamander.com
SERVER_PORT80
SERVER_PORT_SECURE0
SERVER_PROTOCOLHTTP/1.1
SERVER_SOFTWAREMicrosoft-IIS/7.5
URL/default.aspx
HTTP_CONNECTIONKeep-Alive
HTTP_ACCEPTtext/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODINGbr,gzip
HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGEen-US,en;q=0.5
HTTP_HOSTwww.manicsalamander.com
HTTP_IF_MODIFIED_SINCEMon, 12 Apr 2021 11:45:30 GMT
HTTP_USER_AGENTCCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/)

Microsoft .NET Framework Version:2.0.50727.8806; ASP.NET Version:2.0.50727.8762