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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old May 15th, 2006, 8:48 pm Thread Starter
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Question Engine vibration on the new GT?

Is it noticeable/intrusive?

Less/more than the old GT?

No reports on this so far so I guessing it is negligible.

Reality check please.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old May 15th, 2006, 10:02 pm
 
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Is it noticeable/intrusive?

Less/more than the old GT?

No reports on this so far so I guessing it is negligible.

Reality check please.
Vibration is noticeable, yes, intrusive, no.

More than the old GT, and different. What little vibration the old GT has was in the handlebars, I've noticed NONE in the handlebars of the new GT, but sometimes a bit creeps into the seat, especially when you crank it open. At steady state cruising, I've not found a speed that it bothers. Mostly it's barely noticeable.

I thought the engine would be the centerpiece of this motorcycle, and to a certain extent, I guess it is. The engine is very satisfying, and powerful enough that shifting from top gear is optional in most any passing situation. The REAL centerpiece of this motorcycle, in my opinion, is the completeness and versatility of the whole package. Everything it does good, it does VERY good, what little it does bad isn't very bad!
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Ruben,

Have you noticed a narrow band of vibration at 4900 RPM? Just enough to excite any female passengers you might have along for the ride.

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Have you noticed a narrow band of vibration at 4900 RPM? Just enough to excite any female passengers you might have along for the ride.
No, but she did
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I have not noticed any vibrations on mine. But I was pretty thrilled with the bike during my initial 135 miles, so it may be that I overlooked it!
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No objectionable vibration for me, either. Compared to my R1100RT, the GT engine is quite amazing in its power and its smoothness.

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old May 16th, 2006, 9:10 am
 
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I seem to get a little vibration at around 5k revs and this also explains why my wife likes to ride pillion!
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old May 16th, 2006, 11:32 am
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Good vibrations?

Just like Bud, switching from R to K, you feel like you are riding a friction free engine, smooth and powerful.
I did notice a minor vibration though, but I did not check at what rev; This bike really reminds me of my K1100LT of the mid nineties!
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old May 16th, 2006, 12:02 pm
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This bike really reminds me of my K1100LT of the mid nineties!
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I had one of those, too. A 1994 that would get pretty buzzy at about 3,700 to 4,100 rpm, if I remember correctly. I like this engine a lot more!

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