Try fitting R&G racing bar end protectors - they're a different weight to the OEM ones and help to dampen out the vibes through the barsGood day all!
Well, I love the bike! I've taken care of a few issues that I wanted to pass on and get some thoughts concerning a random vibration I'm having.
I didn't realize that I had the dreaded missing headlight adjuster knob. The headlight was pointed at the trees on my way home the first night I had it out. I pulled the light and figured out I was missing the knob. I screwed the adjuster all the way out. So the light would be pointing to the sky if things were new. I put the load adjuster toggle on and screwed on two 10mm nuts. Added a little jb weld and things work like normal 24 hours later.
I also got two wind screens with the bike. My better half likes the wind deflection of the taller one. The start of the swap revealed one screw missing and two others not holding on to very much. I pulled the screen off and assessed the situation. I had purchased a set of hardware from the seller of my replacement motor, so I had extra bolts to use. The next size up, of the same length seemed to be the best option. A 7/16 drill bit and tap cured things. I found it was a better fit to only tap about half way. Just enough to get the new bolt to start. It cut the remaining threads in the soft aluminum for a tight fit. OEM look with original hardware.
I did a few other small things... adjusted the shifter. Cleaned and changed the fluid in the clutch system. Replaced the rear brakes. Connected up the original horn.
I love the little things about the bike that the Honda doesn't have. Like auto canceling turn signals. Cruise control. ESA. Cargo boxes that you don't need to have a key to open (if already unlocked). And an extra gear!
Okay, so! I'm getting a slight vibration at highway speed. It's not consistent like a tire balance issue. It includes resistance when it's there. I can describe it like a nut threading on a bolt. If you spin the nut fast, it will either thread on its own quickly OR vibrate to a rapid halt. That vibration is kinda like what I'm getting. And generally is non- existent with acceleration. Comes and goes with steady cruising.
Okay, book is long enough!
Cheers for now everyone!