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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-21-2008, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All,
Is it normal for this bike to vibrate some, even at highway speeds, high RPMs? this is my first bike and I know Vtwins tend to vibrate at idle.

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This is my first v twin, and I'd say mine is pretty smooth.

A friend of mine and I were shopping for bikes this past weekend, and the owner of a used lot started a VN1600, and it was smooth too.

Then he tried to show off a Harley 1200. Thing vibrated so bad it would have made a novelty toy at an adult store blush.

When I'm idling at a light, my mirrors aren't shaking, how about yours?
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If your totally new to the bike then I'd say yes it vibrates some. I've never had the luxury to be on another to compair with mine. But I was thinking mine was vibing to much so I decided to check my carb sync. & I was off. Now that they're sync'd I still have buzz but not like it was. It feels almost smooth around 70mph/5000rpm. There's my 2cents.
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When I'm idling at a light, my mirrors aren't shaking, how about yours?
You look pretty stock too. Looking at your pic. I honestly can't remember how mine ran when I got it but my mirrors vibe at a light.
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No viberation here.

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You look pretty stock too. Looking at your pic. I honestly can't remember how mine ran when I got it but my mirrors vibe at a light.
Stock mirrors for now. Do want to get something with a bigger viewing area.

I'll pay more attention on the way home today, but I'm pretty sure if they have any, it's negligible.
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This is my first v twin, and I'd say mine is pretty smooth.

A friend of mine and I were shopping for bikes this past weekend, and the owner of a used lot started a VN1600, and it was smooth too.

Then he tried to show off a Harley 1200. Thing vibrated so bad it would have made a novelty toy at an adult store blush.

When I'm idling at a light, my mirrors aren't shaking, how about yours?
my mirrors and windshield shake when stopped at a light. Nothing major but not smooth either. At higher RPMs, when cruising the interstate, my keys vibrate and I can feel it on the hand grips. Seems to get worse at higher RPM's. I might get the carb sync checked.

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I recently had some increased vibration in my handlebars. Found the clamp bolts that hold the handlebars on weren't torqued enough. Tightened them to the proper torque (17.5 ft-lb) and now they're perfect, no vibes, mirrors do not vibe either.

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Well the problem here is it is your first bike and have nothing to compare it to..much less how does one discribe vibration on a bike if they can not tell if it is excessive.

Where do you live? Perhaps one of us is near you and could take a look at the bike and make sure you do not have a dangerous situation.

I rode a freinds bike once and noticed that the steering was clunking..(improperly torqued steering head)...He said it was like that when he got it and thought it was normal...

So, , no one online can feel what your bike feels like , you need someone to physicaly check it out if you want to be sure.........

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Hi,
i live just 20 miles south east of nashville. I'd love to have someone check it out for me.
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