Originally Posted by gumshoe4
The BV ran effortlessly and did well...until I got home. I'll be darned-that stinkin' right rear turn signal is BROKEN AGAIN. It's been fine for the last two or three runs I've done on the bike and I haven't touched it or crunched it.
I'm now convinced that there must be a harmonic vibration at highway speeds which is just too much for the turn signal stalk. It always breaks in the same place and, now that I think back on it, it breaks after I've been on the freeway.
I love the bike, but this turn signal thing is driving me GAZANGA!!!
I can't believe this is happening to you.
The 500 does vibrate like a beyotch, but it's not that bad after 4000-4500
revs, damnit (my sister's had a tach).
You're obviously riding 1) too slow or 2) too fast, you need other revs.
Might I suggest Dr Pulley sliders?
I'm probably getting on top of some people's heads with them, but they
have transformed my scooter, and it will do the same for yours, even if
you think you don't need it.
I got a friend who went for them in the Nexus 500 (same engine as yours),
we went about 10% lighter then stock, and he gained about 500 revs
at "around town" speeds which was enough to reduce the vibrations by
half, he got better acceleration from 0 to about 70mph, but he did loose
some indicated top end (it would actually do 110mph indicated (I know), and
it dropped to 100mph), but everything after 65 or so MPH was at lower
His fuel consumption is lower then mine (on a 300cc scoot).