How much is to much? I finally got my 1984 KZ1000P up and running however, the vibration from engine seems extreme, I have ridden HD Road kings for years, so I am not use to this new situation. So, what do you guys experience, is there vibration? How much? Tires are new Dunlop, brakes are new, everything seems to be lined out. What do you say?
Apples and oranges without more info / better description
Harleys typically have a slow lope and are rubber mounted motors vs Kaws , at least my LTD are rigid mounted motors.
My handlebars give a vibration that make long touring rides hard vs my HD Electraglide which can go 500 miles a day
with little issue. I know some Kaw riders here will take exception but I think of my bike as more sporty than touring
Just my 2cts having owned many brands
Original owner 78 1000 LTD
Mr Turbo Race Kit, MTC 1075 Turbo pistons by PitStop Performance , Falicon Ultra Lite Super Crank, APE everything. Les Holt @ PDM's Billet Goodies . Frame by Chuck Kurzawa @ Logghe Chassis . Deep sump 5qt oil pan. RIP Bill Hahn
A little buzziness is normal, but extreme vibration is not.
Does the vibration occur mostly at idle? Mid-range? High rpm?
Are the coils connected to the correct cylinders? One coil fires the outer cylinders (1&4) and the other coil fires the inner cylinders (2&3).
can you post a video with sound?
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Well, now that I think about it, I know that these motorcycles were not made to be cruisers, but quick on the street police units. I live about 30 miles from my employment and drive on the interstate for 15 of these miles. Traffic usually requires that you ride at speeds of 80mph, and at this speed the vibration from the handlebars is numbing to my hands. I have seen one of these bikes ridden to Sturgis for the rally. I appreciate the response, it's great to have a forum where there is so much knowledge that's shared freely.