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post #1 of 14 Old 09-01-2010, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Need an engine expert

A while back, my Wee ('05) developed a vibration that I notice at idle, but really feel under load (5k+ rpm). I've had it in to 2 different shops, neither a Suzuki dealer, mostly because the local one seems...lazy based on prior work. I'd love to get to the bottom of it, but I think it will take an SV650/DL650 expert to realize that it's more than just standard wear on an engine that's just over 20k. I'm in southern NH but willing to take it a bit away if it gets me a knowledgeable mechanic.

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Got crash bars on it?

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Yes, Givis. I checked to verify they were tight. I assume you're going to say pull them, see if that does it?

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They have been known to cause significant vibrations in the 5,000 rpm range. Mine don't but others do. There are a number of fixes that have been discussed around here before.

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The usual cause is the joint in front between the two sides rubbing together. Trimming them so they don't meet, getting the connector tighter and putting rubber or silicone between the ends are a few fixes.

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I've had real good luck with the Lucas Fuel Injector Cleaner. I find that if I use it every few tanks it helps to keep both my Wee and the wifes SV650 running noticeably smoother. Can't hurt to give it a shot.
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I've had it in to 2 different shops, neither a Suzuki dealer
and just what has been done ?



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Have you done a throttle body synchronization? If not, try that too.

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and just what has been done ?
+1. More generally, has all the scheduled maintenance been done?
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All scheduled maintenance has been done, most of what was done by the shops appears to be in the way of test rides to try and isolate the issue. One shop was supposed to Dyno it and listen in, but I seriously doubt that happened.

I'll try the crash bar fixes this weekend. Based on the timing of the start of vibrations,t hey may be the culprits. Thanks for the input, folks!

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