Balance Dampers Question
I just read another post about vibrations... didn't want to be accused of thread jacking, so here's a new one. Although now I may be accused of starting a new thread for no reason lol.
Imagine your balance dampers (or dampeners, don't know which is the right word) go out and start to disintegrate... you should notice this when you change the oil, by seeing small pieces of plastic in the oil screen.
Now, imagine that you pay no attention to it at all and just keep riding and doing oil changes.
Is there a point when there will be no more plastic bits in the oil screen at all and the bike is still ride-able?
I ask because my bike isn't smooth at all, plus it has a certain clanking sound. I've suspected the balance dampers, but I've never seen plastic bits in the oil screen on any oil change. No plastic bits and no metal shavings either.
1985 VN700 unknown mileage (over 33K)
Iridium spark plugs
NGK wires and caps