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post #1 of 6 Old 09-05-2012, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Vibration @ 3k rpm

I have this weird vibration that happens right at or just above 3k rpm. Both going up and coming down. Is less noticeable if accelerating hard.

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-05-2012, 04:25 PM
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I have this weird vibration that happens right at or just above 3k rpm. Both going up and coming down. Is less noticeable if accelerating hard.

Any thoughts?


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In neutral?

Clutch in or out?

Does it happen in every gear?

Setting still or moving?

Have you owned a single cylinder bike before?

Info that will help figure it out my friend....
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post #3 of 6 Old 09-05-2012, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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In gear, going down the road clutch out. Last about a second.

Haven't tried sitting still, in neutral etc. will do that later.

Happens in all gears as far as I can tell.

At first I thought it some sort of surge perhaps fuel system related. All my one cylinders before were 2 stroke.


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post #4 of 6 Old 09-05-2012, 05:52 PM
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In gear, going down the road clutch out. Last about a second.

Haven't tried sitting still, in neutral etc. will do that later.

Happens in all gears as far as I can tell.

At first I thought it some sort of surge perhaps fuel system related. All my one cylinders before were 2 stroke.


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Are you shifting @ 3K rpm or below? If so you're not really in the power band and it could be you feel the lugging of the motor. Try winding it a bit higher before you shift. I usually shift between 4.5 - 5k rpm. I don't ride in any gear (except first of course) much below 4k.

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post #5 of 6 Old 09-05-2012, 07:20 PM
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Man that could be anything I guess. Somebody might have a better idea than me.
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-07-2012, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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I usually shift 3500 or above, putting through town is when I notice this the most. Coming off the main road and putting through in second or third through what constitutes traffic here in SoVT.
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