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post #1 of 3 Old 11-05-2013, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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SW Motech-Centerstand vibration

Hi all,

as some get ready to put their KLR away for winter, I am trying to get every last day out on the go before black-ice and snow forces me to take a break from riding.

I am having a vibration problem with my SW Motech-Centerstand. I have done a search on the website but could not find an answer to my problem, so I am creating a new thread. If there is one already developed please point me to it and accept my apologies....

The vibration issue with my SW Motech-Centerstand just started (I had installed it prior to my summer bike trip). I thought the problem was a loose bolt but could not find one. The vibration problem gets really irritating at higher speeds and feel it from my foot up to my teeth and disappears when I lift my right foot of the peg and reappears when I put pressure back on it (not a good practice on the highway).

Anyone else experience this or something like it? Any solutions? Note: other items are stock (pegs, skid plate, no crash bars)
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-06-2013, 10:02 AM
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Hmmmm.

If all the center stand bolts are tight and both springs are in place it sure doesn't seem like it could be the stand causing the vibration.

It sounds more like engine vibration being transmitted to the frame. I'd suggest loosening all the engine mount bolts and re-torquing per the spec (sequence) in the manual.

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post #3 of 3 Old 11-12-2013, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmmm.

If all the center stand bolts are tight and both springs are in place it sure doesn't seem like it could be the stand causing the vibration.

It sounds more like engine vibration being transmitted to the frame. I'd suggest loosening all the engine mount bolts and re-torquing per the spec (sequence) in the manual.

Ron
Thanks...since the winter is fast approaching, it may be time for just that....
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