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post #1 of 37 Old 08-12-2009, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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What's the biggest twin you've rode?

I see a LOT of posts on here constantly complaining about vibration. I wondered vibration compaired to what? The absolute biggest twin I have ever ridden was a V2K or a Kaw 2,000. It really wasn't bad, but you could tell it was a twin! The worst bike was my VTX 1300 at 55-60 mph, buzzed your hands to sleep, if you went faster or slower it was o.k. Cheers-BB

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You're comparing apples to oranges. A 90 degree v-twin is smoother than those v-twin cruisers.

I've ridden a Honda RC51 and while you could feel the pulses, it was smooth in relation to something like a paint shaker Harley. It wasn't as smooth as an inline-4.

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A few "cruisers" I've ridden would literally put you're feet to sleep! No apples to oranges here----I just read about all the vibration posts and wondered if anyone has even rode a bike with serious vibes, and no this in no way is a H-D bashing thread--to small of a frame for me, but I do like some of the looks of certain models! Cheers-BB

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Agreed; 90 deg v-twin is a fantastic engine. I have a Ducati monster 800... some vibes, but I've done a nearly 600 mile day on it w/ no problems. I've ridden a friend s Monster S4R (996 cc), and again some vibes, but not bad at all.

It's the lack of balance in a 45 deg (or other) twin w/o a natural balance that gives the vibes.

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The funny thing is (about cruisers)----they actually make them to run like that? The single pin crank will give you a "proper" sound with pipes, but will vibrate a LOT more? BB

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You're comparing apples to oranges. A 90 degree v-twin is smoother than those v-twin cruisers.
I don't know why they even bother to put mirrors on Sportsters.

To answer your question, I've ridden several Harleys displacing 96 cubic inches. What they lack in refined delivery of power, handling and braking they make up for with estrogen magnetism.

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My last bike was a Roadstart Warrior. 1700cc pushrod, aircooled, v-twin. The Strom aint got nothing on that bike's viberations.

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Shadow ACE 1100, single pin. Yeah, it vibrated. So when people complain about vibrations in Stroms or Katana's, I just shrug.
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