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Old 03-07-2014, 05:17 PM   #16
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Just ordered my bike in Osta grey. 4-6 weeks to delivery! Hopefully the snow will be gone. Got the standard seat and regular suspension. Can't wait
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:43 AM   #17
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Just ordered my bike in Osta grey. 4-6 weeks to delivery! Hopefully the snow will be gone. Got the standard seat and regular suspension. Can't wait
Ditto! I picked up my F700 on the 7th, it has 300miles on it already =)

Little disappointed at first with the shift quality and the vibration from the engine (My 75 CB550 runs smoother at 4K+) but I can already feel it smoothing out.

Handled California's "Little Dragon" or Highway 49 from Auburn to Senora with perfect precision. The bike is more capable than is "safe or sane" on that road, I never felt like I even got close to the edge of the envelope.
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:45 AM   #18
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Little disappointed at first with the shift quality and the vibration from the engine (My 75 CB550 runs smoother at 4K+) but I can already feel it smoothing out.
I've got 1200 miles on mine, and there is still noticeable vibration above 4K rpm. Installing grip puppies helped a little bit, but not much. Maybe a heavier handlebar would help?
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:21 AM   #19
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I've got 1200 miles on mine, and there is still noticeable vibration above 4K rpm. Installing grip puppies helped a little bit, but not much. Maybe a heavier handlebar would help?
The dealer I went to, whom I have know one of the 3 owners for about 10 years, said that some of his "round the world" bike owners say the Rotax gets really smooth at 40K miles.

Might take me a few years to get there!
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:49 PM   #20
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The dealer I went to, whom I have know one of the 3 owners for about 10 years, said that some of his "round the world" bike owners say the Rotax gets really smooth at 40K miles.
Yes. By 40K, everything else on the bike shakes so badly that you hardly even notice the engine vibration. :)
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:11 PM   #21
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Yes. By 40K, everything else on the bike shakes so badly that you hardly even notice the engine vibration. :)




And I bet all the "vibration nerves" are dead too!
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:26 AM   #22
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Just another data point on vibration or lack of it.

I've had my F650GS for about 43k miles and it never had objectionable vibration. a bit at 5000 rpm but is was gone by 5500.

I also had a opportunity to rent a new (700km) F700GS on an adventure tour....a bit over 4200km. with quite a bit of those miles at 140/150km/h...ie 4500 to 5000 rpm. I did not experience vibration,,,,better than my older F650GS.

It seems to me that some bike vibrate some don't.

Why?
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:24 AM   #23
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You guys need to get a dual sport thumper and ride it a few years, then you will think the 800/700 is as smooth as silk panties........... which it is.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:46 AM   #24
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It seems to me that some bike vibrate some don't.

Why?
More likely that some riders vibrate some don't
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:07 PM   #25
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700 gs vibration

8300 miles on 700 GS..The vibration is not that bad...
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:53 AM   #26
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9K miles on mine and no vibration
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Old 04-02-2014, 04:45 AM   #27
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+1 - getting close to 5k and she's very smooth at speed.
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:06 AM   #28
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9K miles on mine and no vibration
Was there vibration when it was new?
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:11 AM   #29
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+1 - getting close to 5k and she's very smooth at speed.
At what speed?
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:23 AM   #30
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At what speed?
I think it's pretty smooth at all speeds, but maybe that's just me. My last 3 bikes were twins as well so maybe I'm just desensitized to the vibrations.
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