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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Second post ... advice needed

hi, unfortunately I cannot post outside this forum, so my question goes out ...

I have seen that there are after market handlebar raisers and those that absorb the vibration too.

Is this a viable option? When I first got my Versys I hardly felt any vibration, now I feel it on my hands, seat and feet ... ! Is this standard on a Versys? My ER6 also had the vibrations ... maybe it is just our &*(*& roads here?!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 09:58 AM
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The mainstay of the vibration on the Versys seems to come from the parallel twin engine configuration. Speedy makes a nice anti-vibe riser:

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 02:28 PM
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If you have excessive vibration do a throttle body sync. It will reduce vibration. Should be done annually anyway.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys ...
Question ... what is a throttle body sync - never heard of it before?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by jadeinplay View Post
Thanks guys ...
Question ... what is a throttle body sync - never heard of it before?
You must be new to motorcycles (or at least multi cylinder ones).... Multi cylinder motorcycle engines since the dawn of time need a carb sync and now the more modern throttle body sync (fuel injection) once in a while... Unlike a car that uses a central throttle body, motorcycles uses one for each cylinder... From time to time these individual throttle bodies/carbs need adjustment so that they are supplying the same ratio of fuel/air ratio as each other.... Hence "balancing" the throttle body term is used to describle this process... The process is described in the routine maintenance section of your manual...

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