Thanks for the pictures, those are perfect. They do show that the weights are rubber isolated and have room to move. In theory those should work really well.
So who's going to try putting the late model bars on the earlier bikes? It looks like the inserts are pressed into the bars and aren't available separately from Yamaha. The bar ends are of course. Has anyone compared the bend on the gen 2 bars vs the gen 3's?
I also wonder if Yamaha went to this damper design because there IS some inherent vibration in this new engine? Seems like there's been a few comments on vibration from a couple different sources? The abnormally high bar mounts can also be a factor if this vibration is only felt in the hands.