Thanks for that info. Pulled out the long filter and found it to be ripped around the edges. Need to get a new one. There were some black spots, like dryed oil. I don't find any metal pieces anywhere after draining the oil and checking everything out. I am going to get the bike completely checked out though because of its age. This is a great forum and thanks to all who took the time to answer my question. I'm sure as time goes on I will have some more questions.
What you are looking for are pieces of hardend rubber. When the counter balance dampeners go bad the become hard and brittle, then disintegrate. Some tiny specs of dibris will be normal, as the clutch friction disc wear down.
As far as the vibration as others have stated, check the following:
With the bike on the center stand sitting on the bike with feet on the pegs, rev the engine to check for engine vibration at hands an feet. The carbs. may need te be cleaned and syncronized.
Tighten all mount bolts.
Check your air filters.
Check your plugs.
Do a compression test, if you have more than a 10psi variance one cylinder will pull harder and cause a vibration under load.
If your sure the engine is not the problem???
Have tires and rims checked for balance and straightness.
Check driveshaft univesal joint and splines.
Check axle tightness, front and rear.
Check wheel bearings by wiggling the wheel from side to side.
Check handle bar clamp.
Check the steering head bearings and spanner nuts.
Check the swing arm for side to side play.
I know it is a lot to check but it all needs to be checked anyway for safe opperation.
But first answer this question:
Does the vibration start immediatly upon acceleration and continue through all gears untill cruising speed, and then stop at cruising speed or decceleraton or continue?
This will help isolate the problem.
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