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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2013, 07:48:45 PM »
I put a pair of Barkbusters on my B5 last week and the bars vibrated so bad it put my hands to sleep.  Last Monday I filled the bars with #4 lead shot and that seems to have tamed the beast.  Sometimes the old ways are the best ways.


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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2013, 12:29:22 PM »
I guess vibrations are personal things. My RE vibrated some, but was never an issue. It didn't put my hands to sleep or any other such thing. In fact, I thought it was rather comforting. My SR500 vibrated a lot more than the Enfield and did put my hand to sleep. A friends old Yamaha XS(excessive vibes)-650 twin was far worse than the SR-500. I had an MZ-250 Six Days and a Maico 360 that I could ride two or three miles and just couldn't hold on any more. They were that bad.My Goose has a light vibration mode which has reduced a lot since it's broken in. It initially as about the same as the Enfield in some RPM ranges, but, like I said, it has smoothed out considerably. When I test rode it, the salesman asked me if I thought it was really smooth. I had to tell him, "No, it was about the same as the Enfield!" He didn't believe me, I guess. But it was! It's almost unnoticeable now.
Different bikes definitely have different vibrations. I like the low speed thumper shake a lot better than the high RPM buzz that a lot of fours have.
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Re: Vibranators
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2013, 09:52:14 AM »
I guess vibrations are personal things. .......

I guess you are correct !   ;) ;) ;)
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