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.
The above statement is courtesy of Bar Snake.
For more information please visit www.barsnake.com