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Author Topic: I Heard These Were Supposed to Vibrate Alot  (Read 3064 times)

Roundsworth

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Re: I Heard These Were Supposed to Vibrate Alot
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2008, 05:15:29 AM »
My '86 Sportster was great until 58 MPH. Then the 'buzz' was awful. I rode the Sporty for 10 years until my arms couldn't take any more. I did without a bike for 10 years until I bought a 2006 Bullet Classic. During my 10 year hiatus, I had surgery on both arms for carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome. The last thing I had done was my right shoulder. The Bullet is a joy to ride and has been kind to my scrawny arms. The mirrors may vibrate a bit, but I don't mind!

echo15

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Re: I Heard These Were Supposed to Vibrate Alot
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2008, 03:30:34 AM »
"BUZZING" vibration really s**ks, but the vibrational frequency of the Enfield is not objectionable at all. YMMV

fredgold52

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Re: I Heard These Were Supposed to Vibrate Alot
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2008, 03:53:35 AM »
I agree.  I think it's not objectionable to most riders because of the lower frequency.  There's just fewer power strokes on a single than on a twin.  In fact, it's about ummmmmmm, , , , , half.  Yeah that's it. :)
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Re: I Heard These Were Supposed to Vibrate Alot
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2008, 05:17:21 PM »
Sent the 'You Tube' clip to a 2004 BMW Boxer Cup owning friend and asked if he thought BMW would check it that way. He said the plastic cup of water would fall off immediately on his bike due to the horizontal firing pulses. Ah, there's a lot to be said for old fashioned technology................................................................ and most of it is good!!!!!!
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