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Author Topic: Hows your vibes?  (Read 3320 times)

Foggy_Auggie

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Re: Hows your vibes?
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2007, 06:52:36 PM »
I'm pleasantly surprised at the lack of vibration considering that there is no counterbalacer in the engine.I was really expecting more.

The crankshaft is balanced (or counterbalanced) in of itself.  Obviously no outboard to the crank counterbalance system like modern bike engines.

The crankshaft side plates have enough mass to also act as flywheels.  No external flywheel is necessary.

Older basic engineering that's proven and works.

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cyrusb

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Re: Hows your vibes?
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2007, 07:45:54 PM »
I hear that. Maybe I should have said I was surprised at the smoothness it has without an external balancer. Been on many late model singles with extra balance  units that were not any smoother than my bullet. Of course these were over square modern singles that ran at high rpms. I think the undersquare re engines with  their low end power is a big help vibration wise, to a point. I can still overdo it and cause blurred vision.

jonapplegate

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Re: Hows your vibes?
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2008, 06:20:09 AM »
My bike is actually pretty smooth and while you can see a little vibration when it is idling on center stand, back wheel is off the ground by the way, it certainly is not enough to vibrate it very far. I have to admit that after all I had heard about vibration, I was a little disappointed there WASN'T a little more vibe!

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Re: Hows your vibes?
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2008, 07:16:32 AM »
    Mine seems to,at least, idle smoother than the one I test rode.On that one the front wheel was really moving with the engine vibrations.

    jon in Puyallup
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alwscout

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Re: Hows your vibes?
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2008, 02:14:21 PM »
I can't put much on the seat without it falling off after a few seconds...gloves, goggles, hat, wrench, etc............

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Re: Hows your vibes?
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2008, 11:32:14 PM »
I can't put much on the seat without it falling off after a few seconds...gloves, goggles, hat, wrench, etc............

Adam

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Re: Hows your vibes?
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2008, 01:03:33 AM »
LOL!!!!!!!

Well I do need some coffee first thing to get my mind right!!!!

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