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Exclamation HELP! Engine Vibrations Following Drop While Parking

I dropped my bike on the right side while parking it. Nearly zero MPH, just scratches in the expected places (handle bar end, front and rear brake lever end, mirror edge, etc.) The engine was running when dropped, and it shut off when it fell.

When I rode it later. I immediately noticed a new, constant and very noticeable, vibration in the engine throughout the entire RPM range (more at some RPM, less at other RPM). It's definitely the engine. It's not there when I'm coasting - only when I rev the engine.

Has anyone ever heard of this, or experienced it?
Any ideas for what might be wrong?
Could something be out of position in the engine mounting?
Could something have been damaged internally in the engine when it fell?


I dropped my previous bike several times in low speed incidents, and other than scratches and broken turn signals, nothing like this ever happened.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

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That is very strange... Year and mileage?

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Model year 2008, just under 10K miles.

I'm the second owner, but I've owned it for 2 years and put on the last 5K mikes. Regular maintenance, and the previous owner was religious about care and upkeep. Today was the first time the bike has been down.

I am beside myself for such a stupid move. I really like this bike, and I hope I didn't mess it up.

Thanks for any help you can provide!!!
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Check your motor mounts and mount bolts for tightness. Look for cracks at the frame mount tabs near front of engine head...

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...read.php?t=239
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Excellent idea, invader! I'll check it out...
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I'm only guessing
cam chain, valve train, or balancer system got misaligned from being run on it's side.

Quickest route to alleviate your mental anguish is,
after visual inspection,
take it to a Kawasaki Dealer's shop.

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I'm only guessing
cam chain, valve train, or balancer system got misaligned from being run on it's side.

Quickest route to alleviate your mental anguish is,
after visual inspection,
take it to a Kawasaki Dealer's shop.
Prolly not.


Check to see if anything got bent from the motor to the frame including exhaust. More than likely that is it.

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Yeah, you can also check for contact between exhaust and engine or frame, or looseness in exhaust... Is it more of a vibration felt in the handlebars, etc, or do you mean a buzzing noise that can be heard?

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