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Old 04-18-2006, 10:32 PM   #31
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I wonder if Bojangles offers the Viberider as an accessory in his seats?

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Old 04-18-2006, 10:54 PM   #32
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I honestly I cannot remember the Author, I think the correct translation is "That which does not kill me, only serves to makes me stronger". IIRC
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:21 AM   #33
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thanks god you all had a good laugh

I was so happy to see how you all experienced piece of man, real man!!! had such great laugh on my thread's expense. being newwwwwbbbie here (or what ever you guys call it) is probably not allot better than in the green berets. remember, its only vibration we are talking here, I wander what will I get if its a more complicated engine thread. by the way; the bike has arrived, it vibrates, but... VIBRATION IS probably the best signal your ass can send your brain when he orders him to start smiling!
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:38 AM   #34
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I was so happy to see how you all experienced piece of man, real man!!! had such great laugh on my thread's expense. being newwwwwbbbie here (or what ever you guys call it) is probably not allot better than in the green berets. remember, its only vibration we are talking here, I wander what will I get if its a more complicated engine thread. by the way; the bike has arrived, it vibrates, but... VIBRATION IS probably the best signal your ass can send your brain when he orders him to start smiling!
Usually, the more THEY make fun, the more THEY care. Perverse for sure, but that's the way things work in Thumper land. I hated the vibes on 02 640 Adv, but the suspension, power curve, and fun to ride factors makes the vibes tolerable. The more I ride, the less I hate the numbness. If I get so blinded by the virtues of these great machines that I won't acknowledge the vibe issue, please just shoot me, because I will have become what I hate about Thumper land.

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Old 04-20-2006, 11:05 AM   #35
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Since everyone else was, uh, distracted and neglected thier duty; Welcome to the Asylum Noob . At least you got a laugh out of the bunch and hey you didn't ask about oil, tires, or...
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:23 PM   #36
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Usually, the more THEY make fun, the more THEY care. Perverse for sure, but that's the way things work in Thumper land. I hated the vibes on 02 640 Adv, but the suspension, power curve, and fun to ride factors makes the vibes tolerable. The more I ride, the less I hate the numbness. If I get so blinded by the virtues of these great machines that I won't acknowledge the vibe issue, please just shoot me, because I will have become what I hate about Thumper land.

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Old 06-12-2006, 07:11 AM   #37
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Vibes

Just went on a nice "adventure" this weekend on my LC4 based 620, and I don't know about you guys, but the engine vibes are less of a problem than washboard road's....

Nothing like pissing out blood from kidney's that have been tourtured for a few hours of fire road riding...

When I finally got back to pavement, it was so smooth I thought something was wrong for a moment...

That being said, my bike has 7500miles on it, and does have a slight buzz in the handle bars at the stop light. I did notice a slight reduction of vibes in the bars at idle when I added the Acerbis hand guards with turn signals built into them. (No metal bars, just the composite stuff.) I've heard the metal hand guards amplify the vibes, but I don't know first hand. (Perhaps I should ask the Duke owners friend that Creeper knows...?)

Note to self, I need to buy a kidney belt before the next trip down that particular road again. (Or just keep to paths less traveled since the guys in the 4X4's are the ones creating the washboards, and dusting me out regularly.)

So where do you guys ride in Israel? I think it would be a kick to ride your bike up the Roman ramp at Masada, or splash through the Jordan river a few times. (Or is that the Jordan "creek"?) I was there in 77, and remember being warned not to go any farther East at one point since the guys with artilery would shell me... Talk about vibes... that would ruin any ride for sure.
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Old 06-12-2006, 08:11 AM   #38
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You want to talk about vibration -- Get yourself a XR650R and dual sport it.. Ride it 1,500 miles -- in 5 days -- The last day was 500 miles of pavement @ 70 mph....
Then tell talk to me..
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Old 06-12-2006, 08:19 AM   #39
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Vibrations won't kill you, but they can lead to neurological problems over time.
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Old 06-12-2006, 09:34 AM   #40
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It won't kill you, but it will make you get hairy palms and go blind !
Um , your confused with what your mother said will happen if you dont stop it.
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Old 06-12-2006, 01:25 PM   #41
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So where do you guys ride in Israel? I think it would be a kick to ride your bike up the Roman ramp at Masada, or splash through the Jordan river a few times. (Or is that the Jordan "creek"?) I was there in 77, and remember being warned not to go any farther East at one point since the guys with artilery would shell me... Talk about vibes... that would ruin any ride for sure.
well if you don't get shot along the border or bombed in the city streets you can have a great ride all over the place, and yes, MASSADA and the desert serounding the dead sea is paradise for that kind of bike, so are the dunes near the cost. all of them 45 minutes away from home. but as it happened to be, two months and 2500 miles after posting this thread and being insulted all over the place just for being a newoobi I can say: WHAT VIBRATION??? the only time I feel vibrated is when I get off this amazing bike and watch the people around me stand still. no doubt the biggest problem of the bike is not the vibration, its what KTM call "comfort seat"
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Old 06-12-2006, 03:47 PM   #42
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I dont get this vibration thing? My 640 doesnt bother me at all regardless of it being an all day ride or a commute to work.
Yesterday I swapped bikes with a buddy and he rode the 640 for the first time. I rode his DR650. Now that thing is far smoother than my bike, almost like a sewing machine maybe to damn smooth. He had to get off my bike within about 15 miles and said his feet were shaken completely to sleep. Pins and needles kind of stuff???

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Old 06-13-2006, 03:14 PM   #43
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Ive ridden both the 640 adv and the 640 sxc , why is it that the sxc vibrates less ?
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Old 06-13-2006, 03:45 PM   #44
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I dont get this vibration thing? My 640 doesnt bother me at all regardless of it being an all day ride or a commute to work.
Yesterday I swapped bikes with a buddy and he rode the 640 for the first time. I rode his DR650. Now that things is far smoother than my bike, almost like a sewing machine maybe to damn smooth. He had to get off my bike within about 15 miles and said his feet were shaken completely to sleep. Pins and needles kind of stuff???
Tell him to quit smokin'. You gotta push through the pain.

When I had my 02 640 ADV, when I would first start riding sometimes my vision would go blurry, until it warmed up.

I started getting tendonitis in my throttle hand and that is one of the main reasons I sold it. I regret not doing more to minimize vibration/ ergonomics before I got rid of her.
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Old 06-13-2006, 06:39 PM   #45
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Few tricks you can do to help with the vibration...

1) Use spray insulation in the bars...it's that kind in the can, you simply open the ends of your bars and fill them full of the foam insulation...Also run with a bar pad.
2) Tire selection...these vibrations generally are felt in your butt...so if you are suffering from monkey butt, check your tire choice...
3) Seat modification...take a piece of foam, buy a bicycle gel seat pad...cut the foam so it fits the bike seat, trim it so the gel pad will fit in the foam...place it over your stock seat then recover...instant soft seat without the big price tag.
4) Use rubber washers between the frame and the stock washers on the engine mounts...
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