Buzzy Beemers?

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Re: Buzzy Beemers?

Postby Mike James » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:34 pm

Quite an experience on the two rental Harleys with 103ci V2s this past weekend.

Bike #1 was a '13 Dyna Glide something cruiser. No engine vibration to the grips (except when it was at a light - then it would rattle your teeth out), however tons of vibration from the road. You could feel every piece of gravel buried in the blacktop.

Bike #2, the Road King tourer was another story. No vibration to the grips at all -- road or engine. This bike had rubber engine mounts but the difference wasn't noticeable by me. I did about 7 hours on this bike on Sunday and my throttle hand never got numb. A little sore but no tingling sensations at all.

The bikes rev up to about 5400, with most riding done at about 3K. I'm sure that has a lot to do with the vibration issue. The RK was about 800 pounds so that may have been a factor as well.

Another factor could be the diameter of the grips. They were somewhere in the 1.25 to 1.5-inch range - much bigger than my F800ST's.

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