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Old 07-20-2012, 07:43 AM   #37
scottie boy
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Originally Posted by Trail bandit View Post
This is something new I've had to learn the hard expensive way about bikes and vibes. Risky buying a secondhand bike and annoying to find it can be risky buying a brand new bike.

It would be very nice if there was a vibe meter you could stick on the handlebar and then tell the dealer to break open another crate and you'd take the low vibe one and even better if that bad example ended up shipped back to the factory.

One guy I have had communication with has 13,000 miles on his bike and still waiting for it to smooth out.
Even to this day my bike runs smoother in cooler temps which is pretty normal for some bikes. When I took delivery last August it was hot as hell and I'm assuming I had an extremely tight motor. Kind of the perfect storm for vibes I guess. I've purposely ridden her hard to break the motor in. Yesterday I rode with temps in the 90's and the engine had "character" but my hands and feet didn't buzz for days after I got off like they used to do.
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