Join Date: May 2010
Location: The Lone Star State
Vibrates Like a Harley Now.....I think
Have had my bike bare for a few months until a couple weeks ago. I have now put the shield and bags back on. It isn't running badly, its just that under low to mid rpm range acceleration, it seems to "thump" and vibrate way way more than it used to, more like a Harley does... Pulses pretty damn (too) hard. Not a slam to H/D at all..............but the Vn2K always felt just right, you could tell you were on a big twin, but it didn't put you off the thing.
I don't think it's my imagination, that the bike is V-twining more than it did before. I suspect it started doing it while the thing was bare but I didn't notice it. Oil is ok, Fuel processor apparently functioning well (cobra fi2000). The factory sized K&N was rather dirty, so it was cleaned thoroughly and re-oiled......no help. I have not checked the plugs yet, but....it's not missing, the damn vibration is annoying. It is not a wheel or tire, or belt......it's motor. Pulling in the clutch stops it. Higher rpm's tame it some, 75-100 it buzzes a bit more than it used to, but manageable, not like 40-65 constant speed, or as stated, acceleration in the "torque" band.
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