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Vibrations

Is it true the 09 suffers from anoying vibrations.

Trying to decide what to go for a nice orangy red 09 or the yellow 10.
not much difference in cost 500 sterline
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Using a 09 model and am surprise at teh complains on Vib. I dont have any Vib that is worth complaining about. Just the normal Motorbike vib, that all. Once a friend rode my blue baby and said that it was so soft and smooth that his Red with a Yoshi.

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Using a 09 model and am surprise at teh complains on Vib. I dont have any Vib that is worth complaining about. Just the normal Motorbike vib, that all. Once a friend rode my blue baby and said that it was so soft and smooth that his Red with a Yoshi.

Same here. I do notice some vibes on a 08' but nothing like the people complain about on here.

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On my 09 versys, there are some annoying vibrations starting just below 4k RPM and ending below 5k RPM. In this range mirrors view is blurred. This is very annoying on the first 1000 kms when you have to keep revs down (running at around 100km/h).
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The vibrations thing is a funny one because before i joined this forum the local kawaski owner said to me he had just fixed vib issues on a customers V and asked me if i had any " i said no" (had the 08 bike already for 6 months)but you guessed it as soon as i left the shop then noticed minor vib but only around town and because i live just out of town the bulk of riding is at open road speed.
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The '10 has rubber motor mounts were as the '08 and '09 do not...FYI
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Try riding a KLR 650 for a while, then try the V. You won't complain about vibration after that.
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I don't understand why people complain about vibration when riding a motorcycle... Go drive a car or something...

If motorcycle don't have any vibration, I probably wouldn't ride it anymore...

I need that good vibration...

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I feel a beach boys song coming on
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I feel a beach boys song coming on
I heard that as I was typing...

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I dont know about all this wussy vib talk...

its a parallel twin. what do you expect. you want smooth get a inline but then ppl might complain and the motors being too loud at 13,000 RPM...

my mirrors do vibrate and free way speeds but I can see that theirs a car there. not worried about it at all
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I don't understand why people complain about vibration when riding a motorcycle... Go drive a car or something...

If motorcycle don't have any vibration, I probably wouldn't ride it anymore...

I need that good vibration...
i guess i should have read the entire thread first before posting....

but yes I am with you.

also about the foot peg things I read too. they vibrate a tad too. but again its just part of owning a bike.
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My fairing really has started to vibrate badly between 4k and 5k rpms, very annoying, especially since most of my driving daily is done in that range.
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there are some good threads on sorting that problem out, do a search on vibration spainy
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Hi Kiwi,
saw those threads, but Im not the most hands on and they pretty much involve dismantling things and adding bits on etc etc, might just see if I can get the mechanic to do something on the next service
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