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Bad Vibes?

clawdog60

New Member
Just put about 80 miles on my 13' ADV. Seems to have excessive vibration in the 4K rpm range. Of course havn't gone over 48oo but momentarily until break-in is over, worse when you go through the gears rolling on some throttle but not full? Havn't talked to the dealer yet but, will 3/19. Any thoughts on the vibes?
 

Schtum

Club Bard
I've only ridden a couple of twin cams, i.e. my GS and a friend's Adventure. It seems to be pretty common with them to vibrate quite hard when you get on the throttle at c. 4K rpm. Time will tell if they smooth out much as we add miles to them. The obvious things like valve clearances and throttle body balance, should, of course, be set correctly.
 

clawdog60

New Member
Pretty common? Ok, this is my 3rd beemer, 1st brand new one, my rs1100r was smoooth @ all rpm's I expected a balance shaft motor to be very smooth. This new bike is hard to get into first gear from neutral without clutch and throttle fiddling. Unhappy with this bike so far. Munich must have layed off all of they're QC people. Dealer wasn't much help, said wait till 600mi. service. I didn't pay this much money for a sub standard machine.
 

Schtum

Club Bard
Common for the twin cams. This is my fourth R1200GS. The previous ones were a bit smoother. As I said, it's a matter of waiting to see if they smooth out over time. Or.....you could trade it in for a new R1200 GS TE.

You don't need to fiddle with clutch and throttle to get it into first gear. From neutral just maintain a steady downward pressure on the gear lever while slowly letting out the clutch and it'll drop into gear.
 
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