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Old 01-08-2013, 06:34 AM   #2043
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Originally Posted by Nadgett View Post
One of the things I liked about the XR1200 the first time I rode it was the way the engine flopped around at idle but smoothed out when you start moving. That, plus the sound and the torque, reminded me of my old Norton Commando, which also had a rubber-mounted engine.

Low-frequency vibration doesn't bother me; my second bike was a BSA single, and my third a Ducati single. If you don't keep a death-grip on the bars, your hands won't start to tingle, and good old Loctite keeps the parts from falling off.
This. ^^^ I don't mind the vibes from a rigid mounted sportster, in fact I kinda like the sensation when you're getting on it on a nice winding road. The rubbermounts have zero issues with vibration IMO..
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