Vibration from 2500 rpms & up


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Vibration from 2500 rpms & up

Postby gcovyeow » Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:36 pm



I have a 2000 SE that ever since I started running it harder (hanging with some Harley guys) I've noticed what feels like a vibration after hitting 2500 rpm plus. Once I let off it's still there. When accelerating is noticed, when accelerating hard over 3500 to 5500 rpm's not as noticeable. But just crusing if feels like your driving on a rough surface.



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Re: Vibration from 2500 rpms & up

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:05 pm

If you pull the clutch in, let the engine fall to idle and let the bike coast, does it go away?

If you are sitting still and rev the engine to 2500 RPM, do you feel the vibration?

How many miles are on the bike?

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Re: Vibration from 2500 rpms & up

Postby gcovyeow » Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:20 pm

If you pull the clutch in, let the engine fall to idle and let the bike coast, does it go away? No

If you are sitting still and rev the engine to 2500 RPM, do you feel the vibration? No

How many miles are on the bike? 94K

I don't feel the vibration in the handle bars, only in the foot pegs.
I just had the the oil & rear end lube changed.
New Dunlap tires put on a year ago

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Re: Vibration from 2500 rpms & up

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:54 pm

There's a fair chance that this is a universal joint on its way to failing. The symptoms you describe are exactly what you would expect from a failing universal joint, and at 94,000 miles, you're about due for one.




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