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post #1 of 25 Old 09-20-2016, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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What is your buzz killer?

After farkling out for a couple weeks took my Glee on quick 350mi shakedown run.

With suspension upgrades runs really smooth, you could say even disconnected. The road vibes are non-existent. BUT it makes engine buzz in 4.5-6k range even more apparent.

Worse part it is in 65mph+ highway cruising range.. which makes going the distance quite tiring.

What did you do to your Wee/Glee to reduce vibes? What is your buzz killer?
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post #2 of 25 Old 09-20-2016, 11:00 PM
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1. change gearing to reduce RPM's by 10%: 16 tooth counter sprocket and Me880 rear tire

2. change upper tripple tree clamp to Vee1000 version with rubber mounted handlebar holders. You can find them on e-bay. Note, not sure if the Glee has the same part number and dimensions as the WEE, you need to check. The WEE and VEE were the same dimensions, so a straight swap.

3. OEM bar end weights and steel handlebar, not thick walled aluminum, they don't dampen vibration well.

Those 3 changes made 75mph on the slab no problem for hours on end (mileage eater run from Denver to the east)
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Fwiw I had no vibration issues at all on my 2012 DL650. 75mph/120 kpm is a pretty normal cruising speed and did it daily, sometimes all day.

I have heard that many sources of vibration are realities to "crash bars" and this is logical since they at least in part mount onto the motor mounts. (I never used them so that is probably why I never had any issues.)

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Vee or V= DL1000 before 2014
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2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 205,000+ km, 127,000+ miles.

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What did you do to your Wee/Glee to reduce vibes?
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I left mine stock.. Never an issue with vibes.

..Tom

My Opinion:
Vee or V= DL1000 before 2014
Vee2 or V2 = DL1000 2015 to 2019
Vee3 or V3 = DL1050 2020 to?

My Stroms:
2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 205,000+ km, 127,000+ miles.

This can help preventing from cars pulling out in front of you (SMIDSY)
SMIDSY detailed report.


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I like the foam over grips. I put some on because I have large hands and my hands would go numb grabbing the small grips. They do dampen the vibrations also and are cheap and quick to try (as long as you do not pull the bar end screw out all the way. Thankfully read about that before messing with mine).
You did not mention where you are feeling the vibrations. If you are feeling the vibrations through the seat, an air hawk pad may help. I have not used one but see a lot of them around.

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It could be your tires are just slightly out of balance and only noticeable at certain speeds, you might try dynabeads in them to see if that smooths things out. 1oz front and 2oz rear is maybe $15.
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Grip Puppies or Grip Buddies for sure
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a) Take the crash bars back off. Smooth as

b) Put cycle frame bags on the crash bars, that damps the vibes.
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Fwiw I had no vibration issues at all on my 2012 DL650. 75mph/120 kemp is a pretty normal cruising speed and did it daily, sometimes all day.

I have heard that many shares of vibration are realities to "crash bars" and this is logical since they at least in part mount onto the motor mounts. (I never used them so that is probably why I never had any issues.)

..Tom
I have ADV Glee with OEM crash bars, thanks for pointing it out. Found and still reading the big crash bars thread. Made some changes will see if it helps.
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Grip Puppies or Grip Buddies for sure
Unfortunately this is not an option. I just took off rather nice OEM grips and replaced them with hard like a rock heated grips. Puppies and buddies don't work well with heated grips.
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