I havnt noticed anything different at the handle bars Will. I havnt noticed anything at all, and I am VERY conscious and usually notice the smallest thing in any vehicle I've ever been in. As far as the balance dampers go, I'm assuming that would require an engine pull, is it a difficult task, if so I'm up for it. Don't want to if I don't need to, obviously. Oh and I forgot to mention above, the bike is a 93, with about 13.5k on her.
Yes, requires an engine pull.
My balance dampers went out @ 13K+ miles. With damaged engine case & engine cover, Balance Gear and other new & used parts/Gaskets ..... = $750.+ ! Pics/photo's in my Avatar Photo Album..
Others report lose @ 15K miles.
Still others never encounter Balance Damper issues.
If the balance gear let's go, it'll cause a lot of damage, all in about 30 seconds or less.
It has been suspected extended Oil changes or low Oil levels by P/O may take a toll on the dampers.
6 dampers = $40.00
o-btw, The balance gear bolt is LH thread.
Purchase the Balance Dampers and gaskets now, line your tools up,
......someone who has done it before....about an 8 hour (or less) job. A two day weekend should work out for sure.
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'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!