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Offline wealdy

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Vibration mods
« on: March 09, 2018, 03:09:14 PM »
Hi looking at a 2016 or 17 bike, is there a way to tell visibly if the BMW vibration fix has been done? If it hasn't what's the rough cost please?
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Re: Vibration mods
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 05:39:54 PM »
I have a 16 and have no vibe mods done at all.  The BMW fix is free of charge under warranty. Don't know if you can tell by sight if it was done. Mine had vibes when new, but it smoothed out by 1500 miles. I have no vibe issues at all now.

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Re: Vibration mods
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 05:52:22 PM »
I have a 16, when I got it I asked them do change it to the new updated mod which they did, no visual difference but it is the black rubber bits on the bar mounts that are changed, I also put evo tech bar weights on, no vibs at all, didn’t notice on the test ride but wanted to be safe. Plus no charge!  :305: :082:

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Re: Vibration mods
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 06:52:53 PM »
I did the mod myself as the parts cost less than £10. There is now a barely perceptible amount of movement where before the bars were rigid. Like others have said my bike at 4000 miles is now very smooth anyway, but it’s good to know the mod has been done.

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Re: Vibration mods
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2018, 06:55:30 PM »
I have a 2015 bike and had it from 1000 miles and  very little vibes and had more on my k1300r and k1300s . I think that when you are told there "could" be vibes before you ride the bike then you will be over scrutinsing it from the start.........just my own opinion. Also maybe it has to do with some riders gripping the bars much to tight and hanging on for dear life , whereas just relax and let this brilliant handing bike do the work. Had it nearly 3 years now and still excited to ride it every time including 3 tours in ireland and scotland. BRILLIANT !! as the fast show says

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Re: Vibration mods
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2018, 10:27:54 PM »
Thanks everyone. Deposit paid and picking up a 2017 used one next week. Can't wait!!

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Re: Vibration mods
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2018, 10:33:51 PM »
Let us know your impressions when you take delivery.

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Re: Vibration mods
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2018, 10:52:47 PM »
No more vibes on mine than most other bikes ive owned. But I have fitted a pair of grip puppies that some one gave me. Not bad at all not better feel on the bars or maybe its just in the head.     :084:
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Re: Vibration mods
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2018, 05:46:00 AM »
I do remember in the first (say) 4,000 miles - that it was a bit buzzy on the right grip at steady M-way speeds, but Cruise control gives temporary relief from that.

There was also sometimes a pronounced tingling around the right buttock/thigh at some revs - which in actuality, was not that unpleasant, and if I could have replicated it on the left side - might have been quite pleased with the result.  :015:

It still feels a bit buzzy through the grips (with bar-end weights), but nothing to get upset about.


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Re: Vibration mods
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2018, 06:56:05 AM »
I currently ride an s1000r which is quite buzzy anyway so I'm sure it will be fine. I'd prefer to leave my buttocks intact if possible!! LOL