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post #1 of 15 Old Sep 13th, 2008, 7:36 am Thread Starter
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Low RPM vibration

At 1500-2000 rpm i can feel a vibration on my footpegs and hand grips. its not real bad but its definatly there. Its an 02 with 33000 mi. Anyone else experience this or have any ideas ?
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post #2 of 15 Old Sep 13th, 2008, 5:52 pm
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Re: Low RPM vibration

Hi Mike,
Pretty sure it indicates the engine is running Mine does the same
If you want to fix the problem, sit on a Harley with the engine running at 1500 - 2000 and you'll never notice your vibration again ......
Really though ...... not sure what you mean ? Is it a V-Twin kinda vibration or some other type?
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At 1500-2000 rpm i can feel a vibration on my footpegs and hand grips. its not real bad but its definatly there. Its an 02 with 33000 mi. Anyone else experience this or have any ideas ?
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Very funny.........really
Its hard to explain but not like a harley,more like the vib we had in the old BSA's and Trimuphs, mostly felt in your hands and feet
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Very funny.........really
Its hard to explain but not like a harley,more like the vib we had in the old BSA's and Trimuphs, mostly felt in your hands and feet

Changed the spark plugs out on mine awhile ago and did notice things got smoother. Suppose I wasn't getting good fire on all 4 all the time?
It's about a 20 minute job including removing & replacing tupperware. Perhaps that's a good place to start.
Then ... if you find oil on one of the plugs ... you will have lots of more questions to ask in the forum -- except then it will take the true experts to get the right answers .... instead of a schmuck like me who just does the simplest of maintenance.
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Re: Low RPM vibration

It must have a little of that Milwalkee vibrator syndrome or the Norton buzz.
Seriously, my 06 LT has a noticable buzz at idle and it is part of the tupperware just to the left on the flat fairing in front of the rider. I will try to insert some small sticky foam to end the buzz. Yours sounds like something more serious though.
Hope you find it and it is not serious!
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What in the world is your LT doing down at 1500-2000 RPM ?

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Re: Low RPM vibration

Mines there all the time. It does not vibrate and gets very good milage (around 3.5 L/100km) at those revs.

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Re: Low RPM vibration

I have an 02 and it also started vibrating around 36K. I did not notice it before. Unfortunately I have not found the cause or resolution yet. I now have 43K and it is still there.

I am going to have the dealer do a valve check and will replace the plugs.
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Re: Low RPM vibration

My 02 deveoped a similar vibration. I re-torqued the exhaust manifold bolts and it seem to help some. I am wondering if other bolts need to be tightened. I have 25k on it. Might try new plugs.
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Re: Low RPM vibration

Just picked my 2005 LT up this weekend and it has a vib that comes and goes.

I had it running on the center stand and it seems to be part of the lower left fairing achieving some sort of resonance.Just above idle it starts to vibrate until just above about 1500 and then it gets smooth again.

Only got 1200 miles and some warranty left so we will see.

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Re: Low RPM vibration

Run it around 4k RPM and stop lugging your engine.

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4k = first gear for all city driving ?

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Run it around 4k RPM and stop lugging your engine.
I should have mentioned this is at parking lot speed in 1st or 2nd gear.I just had the 24k service done $800 (at 30k ) valves did not need adjustment. The bike runs fast and smooth other then this issue. Maybe I shoudn't worry about it.
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Re: Low RPM vibration

If you're running parking lot speeds with clutch completely out and the RPMs that low, then you are lugging the engine. Becareful operating this way, as you have a high probability of dumping the bike. DAMHIK. You need to be feathering the clutch and keeping the RPMs up. JM2CW.

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If you're running parking lot speeds with clutch completely out and the RPMs that low, then you are lugging the engine. Becareful operating this way, as you have a high probability of dumping the bike. DAMHIK. You need to be feathering the clutch and keeping the RPMs up. JM2CW.
Thanks for that but I have learned the hard way on how to keep her upright.
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