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Old 06-17-2013, 05:55 AM   #50
robberst OP
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Joined: Jun 2007
Location: North Dakota
Oddometer: 143
2000 miles on the V-strom since the engine repairs.
Just a couple of observations.

there is no noticable oil loss.
my idle issue disappeared and it idles like it should
in the 4500-5500 RPM range it has a pretty strong vibration, especially with a big throttle opening.

This past weekend we went down to St Paul, MN for the anitique motorcycle club event and it was very windy. With the bike loaded for a weekend of camping, my wife on the pillion, and a stiff headwind, the vibration was especially bad. She didn't notice it at all, but it was enough to make my hands and feet tingly. (Not even my KTM640 does that) It's a pretty high frequency type of vibration, like the in-line 4 cylinder hondas I have ridden.

While my engine has always had a small vibration between 4500 and 5000 RPM, I think since I reassemble the engine, the vibration is more intense over a larger range of RPM.

Nevertheless, I'm happy with it. Looks like there will be many more miles to come.

robberst screwed with this post 10-22-2014 at 05:45 AM
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