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Old 09-29-2013, 08:49 AM   #19936
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Think I asked about if it was the latest flash version, should be since ECUnleashed exist a bit everywhere, anyway the tuner said the others raved about it.
I guess 30 years of riding start to catch up with my hands but having said that I personally think this bike vibrate more than many other I owned and definitely in the top of vibration kings in my book at least.
Thought the bike was getting better and could even do 4 hours between fuel stops without major problems but since I started to fiddle with changing bars back & forth it became worse. My hands got a real shake up from the aftermarket ones and maybe they did not "heal" up before my trip today after putting the stock bars again, getting pretty quick to change bars now :-)
Might as well continue anti vibe farkle and next up might be the vibranators and the 2 1/4" anti vibe bar risers from Rox also will get fresh foam grips and maybe other hand grips as well. Maybe my upcoming 6000 mile service will fix some vibes, I refuse to give hope as yet.

I had horrible vibration problems when I first purchased my bike. It was putting my hands and feet to sleep. I honestly was concerned about nerve damage because it would take my hands a day or two to recover after an extended ride. I raised hell with the selling dealership and with Yamaha customer service and was told that there was nothing they could do. Quite often I was told here, "My bike doesn't do that, it must be in your head". In short, I know what you are going through.

You mention in your post your upcoming 6000 mile service. You would think that at this point your bike would be broken in but mine wasn't. I currently have about 17,000 miles on mine and I swear it gets a little smoother all the time. The tingling and numb hands are now a thing of the past. If I could offer two bits of advice. The first would be to ride your bike and ride it hard. Obviously don't abuse it but DO NOT baby it. I purposely shifted higher in the rev range to force the motor to break in. I also took it to the twisties near here where you tend to rev it higher and have constant rpm changes. It helped a lot. In fact, I noticed a marked improvement after a certain weekend chasing my buddies all over the mountains. Secondly, buy yourself a pair of Grip Puppies. I paid about $10 American but they are worth ten times that in terms of comfort.

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I hope this works for you. I know how frustrating it can be.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:24 PM   #19937
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Yes I did the flash in WA. Good person to deal with and chose him since the place in Sydney did not respond to several e-mails and heard same stories from others plus the guy in WA was $100 cheaper, I`m not putting any blame on the tuner and have asked him if it was the 2nd gen flash and I should have an answer soon.
If I would not have heard so many others complains I would think it is me but I suppose it could be a combination with sensitive hands due to many years of riding in all weather plus this bike does actually vibrate more than many other bikes.
I did not baby the bike during break in period but maybe should rev it a bit more so it "loosen" up more..
I did have the grip puppies (foam grips) installed for 2-3000 miles but took them off and thought it was ok then, will order new ones asap and do the same thing. If it was not for the vibes and the wind management this bike would be in the absolute top of all the bikes I owned during 30 years. Been fiddling with the Parabellum wind screen and Madstad bracket and while it is better than stock it is worse than no screen regarding noise level, will keep it for rainy days and our Winter, will try the deflectors as well since people swear by them.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:05 PM   #19938
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Yes it was Gen 2 and apparently it was said that it would not decrease vibes much if at all.
I can recommend the WA tuner!
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:06 PM   #19939
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plus this bike does actually vibrate more than many other bikes.
I have read that a couple First Edition SA Teneres were replaced by Yamaha due to excessive vibration. Have you had a chance to ride another S10 for the sake of comparison?
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:19 AM   #19940
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I did ride one that had 4000 miles on the clock before I bought the current one and I thought that one vibrated a lot too, maybe I should have looked for something else already then, silly or what :-?
Will give it some time and get risers & foam grips but considering to test ride other bikes soon :-( will be plenty of farkles for sale one day.....
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:07 AM   #19941
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:01 AM   #19942
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I did ride one that had 4000 miles on the clock before I bought the current one and I thought that one vibrated a lot too, maybe I should have looked for something else already then, silly or what :-?
Will give it some time and get risers & foam grips but considering to test ride other bikes soon :-( will be plenty of farkles for sale one day.....
Strange that your ECUnleashed dealer would say that the flash didn't tone down vibes as a number of owners have reported that the bike got smoother. It would be nice if you could try some S10s with more mileage, no other owners in your area?

If I was shopping for another bike down under, I would give the Honda Crosstourer a good look....
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:08 AM   #19943
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Is there any chance that the throttle bodies were balanced incorrectly? Might be worth getting that checked again. Remember that the idiots working at a dealership are idiots. I know mine vibrated like a harley before I balanced the throttle bodies.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:18 AM   #19944
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Yes there are quite a few in the area, maybe chase one down and take it for a spin...
If the new DL1000 would have existed before I bought the ST.... :-?
Somehow I do not think the Honda Cross Tourer will go to the places I have been taking the ST to, the ST absolutely rocks on really bad roads such as forest tracks and mud and I`m not a Honda man :-I
Having said that I took my old DL650 to places where my mate on his GSA took his bike to and even with his great suspension and ground clearance I could keep up felt sorry for my bike though since the suspension bottomed out multiple times and my bash plats took lot of hits, on the ST I got a massive 11 pound frame mounted plate that will take on big rocks.
I`m pretty sure my ST will be in my ownership for quite some time still, she is still beloved and the hopes are still there for a long companionship :-)
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:22 AM   #19945
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Might take it to a different mechanic which I know is really good and balance the throttle bodies, could synthetic oil make a difference compared to mineral oil in this matter? Did I mention this forum is great!
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:24 AM   #19946
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Yes there are quite a few in the area, maybe chase one down and take it for a spin...
If the new DL1000 would have existed before I bought the ST.... :-?
Somehow I do not think the Honda Cross Tourer will go to the places I have been taking the ST to, the ST absolutely rocks on really bad roads such as forest tracks and mud and I`m not a Honda man :-I
Having said that I took my old DL650 to places where my mate on his GSA took his bike to and even with his great suspension and ground clearance I could keep up felt sorry for my bike though since the suspension bottomed out multiple times and my bash plats took lot of hits, on the ST I got a massive 11 pound frame mounted plate that will take on big rocks.
I`m pretty sure my ST will be in my ownership for quite some time still, she is still beloved and the hopes are still there for a long companionship :-)
I think that any of the bikes in this class will go as far as their owners are capable of pushing them. But in any case, if I were in your shoes I would try to get some test rides on the other S10s in your area and then have your dealer check your bike if it did have excessive vibes compared to the others.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:58 AM   #19947
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I had horrible vibration problems when I first purchased my bike. It was putting my hands and feet to sleep. I honestly was concerned about nerve damage because it would take my hands a day or two to recover after an extended ride. I raised hell with the selling dealership and with Yamaha customer service and was told that there was nothing they could do. Quite often I was told here, "My bike doesn't do that, it must be in your head". In short, I know what you are going through.

You mention in your post your upcoming 6000 mile service. You would think that at this point your bike would be broken in but mine wasn't. I currently have about 17,000 miles on mine and I swear it gets a little smoother all the time. The tingling and numb hands are now a thing of the past. If I could offer two bits of advice. The first would be to ride your bike and ride it hard. Obviously don't abuse it but DO NOT baby it. I purposely shifted higher in the rev range to force the motor to break in. I also took it to the twisties near here where you tend to rev it higher and have constant rpm changes. It helped a lot. In fact, I noticed a marked improvement after a certain weekend chasing my buddies all over the mountains. Secondly, buy yourself a pair of Grip Puppies. I paid about $10 American but they are worth ten times that in terms of comfort.

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_1zgyt9fd96_b

I hope this works for you. I know how frustrating it can be.

Plus 100 on this. I used the Rox anti vibe risers and grip puppies.
It did take some time, but after I had some miles on it the vibes seemed to go away and it became a really great bike. I also had Gen 1 flash.

Use the risers and grip puppies, you will notice a difference.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:22 AM   #19948
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Plus 100 on this. I used the Rox anti vibe risers and grip puppies.
It did take some time, but after I had some miles on it the vibes seemed to go away and it became a really great bike. I also had Gen 1 flash.

Use the risers and grip puppies, you will notice a difference.
... and a Cramp Buster on the throttle. I get vibes on long straight bits and it just allows me to relax the grip enough to stop the vibes getting through. When I get into town I simply turn it around out of the way.



I still get vibes on mine after 28k miles. Although the state of tune does make a big difference. I have O2 optimsiders fitted along with my PCV.
They induced so much vibration at mid range when cruising that I could not ride the bike. I disconnected them and the bike was perfectly useable.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:52 AM   #19949
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I really never think about the throttle or fueling program until I read this thread.

That said, I'll probably do this ECU thing sometime next year.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:32 AM   #19950
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Strange that your ECUnleashed dealer would say that the flash didn't tone down vibes as a number of owners have reported that the bike got smoother. It would be nice if you could try some S10s with more mileage, no other owners in your area?

If I was shopping for another bike down under, I would give the Honda Crosstourer a good look....
Smart dealer, as soon as you say something like that the customer will expect miracle results.
Then you did the reflash wrong and it's not as smooth as 'promised'. Next you owe them a new bike.
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