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The Norden 901 does not seem to be a viby bike, in my experience. Certainly not to the point of hands going numb! I did experience that on a Husqvarna FE 501 - but that thumper is legendary for being extremely viby on highway! But if you've experienced an issue, and found a solution, that's great!
 

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Compared to my Africa Twin it was I found it very viby. I did a few hundred miles rides before and after my installation of the XTrig bar mounts and the difference is definitely noticeable. Now on my 3,000 mile rides I know I will be much more comfortable. As well I installed the pivot pegs and those too are a game changer on long distance rides.
 

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Compared to my Africa Twin it was I found it very viby. I did a few hundred miles rides before and after my installation of the XTrig bar mounts and the difference is definitely noticeable. Now on my 3,000 mile rides I know I will be much more comfortable. As well I aged the pivot pegs and those too are a game changer on long distance rides.
We all have different tolerance levels for vibration and other discomforts. For instance, I also find that the stock windshield is fine even with a peaked adventure style helmet (Schuberth E1). I've been on thousand mile extended weekend camping rides, on and off road, low speed to as fast as the bike will go - and I've not experienced the intolerable buffeting some other Norden owners have complained about. Yes, the wind off the windshield strikes me in the chest, and the helmet is completely in the slipstream, but I can ride for days on end at highway speeds and not experience neck strain or other discomfort. I'm just under 5'9" (175 cm), with a long torso and short legs.

I'm glad you found a solution for an issue that was bothering you. I'll take a look at the Pivot Pegz footpegs. I am setting up my Norden as a long distance tourer. I'll be heading to Alaska and back to Oregon this July - a distance of 5,000+ miles (8,000 km), and plan a Portland to Portland (Oregon to Maine & back) trip in the future. A better than stock platform for my feet will be a must!
 

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Re the Pivot pegs. It nice to have that little rocking feature. May seem like a snake oil product but everyone I’ve turned on to it is a loyal fan of them.
now I don’t use them on my Beta 390 because I’m all over that bike when riding. But on the touring bikes it’s a great addition to have.
 

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Re the Pivot pegs. It nice to have that little rocking feature. May seem like a snake oil product but everyone I’ve turned on to it is a loyal fan of them.
now I don’t use them on my Beta 390 because I’m all over that bike when riding. But on the touring bikes it’s a great addition to have.
I've had Pivot Pegz on my BMW Dakar and love them. Picking up my Norden this week and can't wait. Do you know if the Pivot Pegz install on the Norden lower the foot platform at all? I'm tall and will likely benefit from a lower foot rest.
Thanks.
 

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Call me crazy about this and this IS just in my experience, but my hands used to go numb every ride. Ive tried lots of things to help and what ended up causing it was my grip. The more experience I got, the more relaxed I got and it went away. When I notice it anymore it's usually bikes with high vibration and new to me or more powerful than I'm used to, I grip way to tight and the vibration certainly doesn't help.

Not saying that this doesn't fix vibration/ numbness and I'm interested in it, but something to think about if you're hands are constantly going numb...
 
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