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Vibration not so good.

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:39 am
by Brenlee57
Hi all when I did my research before buying my VTX it lead me to believe that vibration is minimal when you get up to speed. Yesterday it seemed to be rough running but it was a windy day. My hands wrists and fore arm were numb by 80km. Any fixes or suggestions?

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Re: Vibration not so good.

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:49 pm
by joeracket
:think: :think: :think: ........... sounds like a white knuckle ride .......... loosen up that grip .......... wind is always a problem on any bike ......... especially a side wind ....... ride from regina to Winnipeg for the mitm was a left turn all the way due to high north winds .... (or did you mean something mechanical when you referred to rough running).... :) :) :)

Re: Vibration not so good.

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:13 pm
by Brenlee57
It wasn't so much a death grip lololol
The bike is also back firing if I let off the throttle even slightly. I plan to ride my steed about 2000km come the end of May so would sure like to eradicate this problem.
Some days I feel like "Easy Rider". Some days l just say Thank You God I made it around that corner safely! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Vibration not so good.

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:47 pm
by hammerman
Possible plugged up fuel filter, gunk in the carb from sitting over winter,
or a rubber line with a vacumm leak. You have a 1300 ? correct?

Re: Vibration not so good.

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:25 pm
by Wolfpack
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Re: Vibration not so good.

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:29 pm
by joeracket
hammerman wrote:Possible plugged up fuel filter, gunk in the carb from sitting over winter,
or a rubber line with a vacumm leak. You have a 1300 ? correct?
:think: :think: :think: ........ what the hammer says ..... plus spark plugs ........ get buzz working on it ...... :wink: :wink: :wink:

Re: Vibration not so good.

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:39 pm
by Brenlee57
Hey Hammerman Thank you for the link! Buzz man is thinking it could be also bike was bought in Calgary and is now in Radium? Different elevations? Just a thought. :wink:

Re: Vibration not so good.

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:58 pm
by joeracket
Brenlee57 wrote:Hey Hammerman Thank you for the link! Buzz man is thinking it could be also bike was bought in Calgary and is now in Radium? Different elevations? Just a thought. :wink:

:shock: :shock: :shock: .......... probably all choked up with that prairie stubble dust ........... finally breathing some good mountain air ........... :roll: :roll: :roll:

Re: Vibration not so good.

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:02 pm
by Brenlee57
Buzz set the idle up a little better. Put Seaford in tank. So now for another wonderful ride.
No wind today! Thanks for all the great tips! :) :) :)

Re: Vibration not so good.

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:11 pm
by hammerman
With Seafoam in the tank, don`t hesitate to whack the throttle, get lots of
gas through the carb to help clean it out.
If your at a higher elevation, may have to move the clip on the needle jet.
Move it down 1 slot ( opens jet sooner and allows more fuel flow) then test drive.
Should clear up any back-firing also.

Re: Vibration not so good.

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:32 pm
by Bubba316
I had a lot of issues when I got mine. Backfiring, not running, etc. Seafaom, new plugs and regular gas. Ran like a champ.

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Re: Vibration not so good.

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:16 pm
by Brenlee57
You guys all rock!!!!

Re: Vibration not so good.

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:19 am
by Chumbly
Cleanin' up the ground spots in the electrical system,... even tighten the battery posts sometimes helps, if it's running rough. Or do you mean riding rough as in the tires are wearing uneven? Pretty hard to diagnose though without more info. :think: Oh, ...one reason I hate carbs.

Re: Vibration not so good.

Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 10:35 pm
by Brenlee57
hammerman wrote:With Seafoam in the tank, don`t hesitate to whack the throttle, get lots of
gas through the carb to help clean it out.
If your at a higher elevation, may have to move the clip on the needle jet.
Move it down 1 slot ( opens jet sooner and allows more fuel flow) then test drive.
Should clear up any back-firing also.
Hey thank you all! Buzz did put the Seafoam in and I gave her a good run. We saw tape where some weights used to be on the front tire. Has anyone used those tire beads that go inside the tire?

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Re: Vibration not so good.

Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 1:21 am
by joeracket
:) :) :) ........... I use dyna beads in my tires ......... didn't want ugly weights on my chrome wheels ...... so far so good ....... no bounce in the tires ....... :) :) :)