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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-13-2008, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Viberation!

My bike viberates quite a bit. it may be just because i have never ridden a twin.... only fours, and am not used to it. Are you guy's bikes pretty smooth? i keep reading about the balancing shaft and how great it is,. is it possible for it to have not ben balanced right or is out of balance?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-16-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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yes they vibrateyou get above 5000 rpm they smooth out My first vertical twin was a 1965 triumph bonny new . they vibrated along with the dozen or so i have owned
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-16-2008, 10:42 PM
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The bike will have some vibration but if it's like Harley vibration and you can mix paint in your lap at a stop light, I'd have it checked out.
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It has smoothed out a lot for me over the first 1000 miles. Also helps if you keep it above 5k rpm's
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Ive now got about 700 miles on my bike, and the viberation has pretty much gone away for the most part, now it is actually pretty smooth. Most of the differecnce happend between 400- 600 miles, now i am happy!
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has any one noticed the gear change to be more sticky as the bike gets hotter or is it just with low miles on new bikes?
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That was my other thing, i noticed the gear change was a bit notchy when it was new, but that has also lossened up
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-04-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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Many thanks for that .
the only uther thing was may be the dealers use a thinner running in oil for the first few
hundred miles before the first sevice.
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