Originally Posted by Colorado_Rider
It's not BS but for this particular application more mass is not always better. It's not about absorbing energy, it's about matching (or cancelling) the vibration to the bars generated by the engine. I've added weight to 3 different bikes, never helped a thing, Taken weight off 2, made all the difference.
I wasn't trying to preach any facts, just put it out there, markk.
In that case, a more appropriate thread title would be helpful. How about
: "Does Adding Weight Always Reduce Vibration in Handlebars?"
The title, "Bar Weight Myth" implies that added mass has no effect on vibration. The implication was reinforced with your first post, where you stated that, in your experience, removing weight is better than increasing it.