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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-05-2007, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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GSX-R Engine Vibrations?

A friend of mine who rides an '06 Honda CBR 600 rr told me that the GSXR have an annoying engine vibration. I asked him how he knew and he said test rode a friend of his gsxr. I can't remember what year but it was a recent model.

I looked it up on the interenet and the only reference I could find was from a motorcycle usa 2007 middleclass shoot out. The writer also noted an annoying engine vibration on the gxr 600.

So the question is the engine vibration that bad on the gsxr? Thanks in advance for any inputs.
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No engine vibration whatsoever on the 07 1K.
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none on the '07 750 either
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Melime Has a new gxsr 600 and her husband has a new 750 (speedracer170)
Could ask either of them.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-08-2007, 04:33 PM
 
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I got some vibes about at the 5000 mile mark. I also had bad body position, too.
I changed my body position ( my hands should not hold up my upper body when riding, unlock my elbows) and the vibes is very tolerable now.
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thanks for the info all.
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Annoying engine vibration? Have you ever pulled up next to a Harley at a light? The front tire's almost bouncing off the ground and he's holding on tight to the handlebar so he doesn't vibrate off the saddle. And the rider smiles at you like it's perfectly normal, so you just smile back. That's vibration.
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Annoying engine vibration? Have you ever pulled up next to a Harley at a light? The front tire's almost bouncing off the ground and he's holding on tight to the handlebar so he doesn't vibrate off the saddle. And the rider smiles at you like it's perfectly normal, so you just smile back. That's vibration.
lmao that was to good and to tell you the truth yes I've seen a few of those guys. it actually hurts my ears when my window is rolled down and they drive pass.
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Annoying engine vibration? Have you ever pulled up next to a Harley at a light? The front tire's almost bouncing off the ground and he's holding on tight to the handlebar so he doesn't vibrate off the saddle. And the rider smiles at you like it's perfectly normal, so you just smile back. That's vibration.
My bike vibrates like a mother... I don't really notice it in the bars though when I am rolling down the road I can't see CHIT out of my mirrors... I never understood why people are bothered by vibration... It's never bothered me... well, with the exception of when I have to reach up and grab my mirror so I can see wtf's behind me...
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I don't know about newer Harley's, but older ones used an ignition that fired both cylinders at once. The cylinder that's fired on the exhaust stroke is not supposed to have any fuel mixture in it. Just like the Japanese four cylinders. But the Harley's, being air-cooled and having pistons the size of coffee cans, may have some fuel in that exhaust stroke, or the intake valve may start to open with some cams.

Someone makes a kit that fires each cylinder separately. Greatly improves the idle. And may stop most vibration.
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I don't know about newer Harley's, but older ones used an ignition that fired both cylinders at once. The cylinder that's fired on the exhaust stroke is not supposed to have any fuel mixture in it. Just like the Japanese four cylinders. But the Harley's, being air-cooled and having pistons the size of coffee cans, may have some fuel in that exhaust stroke, or the intake valve may start to open with some cams.

Someone makes a kit that fires each cylinder separately. Greatly improves the idle. And may stop most vibration.
since the induction of the evo and rubber mounting on HD's helped. And the latest is pose to be even smoother. If I ever get a chop it will be along the lines GM went. Off the floor HD's do nadda for me
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Annoying engine vibration? Have you ever pulled up next to a Harley at a light? The front tire's almost bouncing off the ground and he's holding on tight to the handlebar so he doesn't vibrate off the saddle. And the rider smiles at you like it's perfectly normal, so you just smile back. That's vibration.
I test drove a Buell once. I had to take a leak when I got off. Vibrated the piss out of me

As for gsxr vibration - no. I had an 00 750 and have an 01 1000. No vibration on either. My 04 crbr1000 had vibration.
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since the induction of the evo and rubber mounting on HD's helped. And the latest is pose to be even smoother. If I ever get a chop it will be along the lines GM went. Off the floor HD's do nadda for me
And then you would really know what vibration is.

Even a HD doesn't have anything for vibration to what I have. They all have rubber mounted motors if its recently newer, just like your sportbikes.

However, my chop, is a hard bolted/mounted motor. I kinda like it. Makes you feel more connected to the bike. I could tell you there is something wrong with my bike just by the vibe in the seat.




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And then you would really know what vibration is.

Even a HD doesn't have anything for vibration to what I have. They all have rubber mounted motors if its recently newer, just like your sportbikes.

However, my chop, is a hard bolted/mounted motor. I kinda like it. Makes you feel more connected to the bike. I could tell you there is something wrong with my bike just by the vibe in the seat.
I'd rock a chop like yours. Yous is a combo of oldschool 'solid mounts' n modern tech 'builta$$ motor n suspension' which I like
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And then you would really know what vibration is.

Even a HD doesn't have anything for vibration to what I have. They all have rubber mounted motors if its recently newer, just like your sportbikes.

However, my chop, is a hard bolted/mounted motor. I kinda like it. Makes you feel more connected to the bike. I could tell you there is something wrong with my bike just by the vibe in the seat.
Plus, it tickles your yarbles.
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Tickles.. hmm maybe... make numb sometimes... definately... but of coarse so did the 9R sometimes.




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Tickles.. hmm maybe... make numb sometimes... definately... but of coarse so did the 9R sometimes.
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