Author Topic: Unintended consequence  (Read 2077 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

  • Offline Stump

    • Crosstourer Member  ‐    68
    • **
    • Topic Author

    Offline Stump

    • Crosstourer Member
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 68
    • Bike: '16 VFR1200X
    • City / Town: Las Vegas
    Unintended consequence
    on: Apr 14, 2017, 08.49 pm
    Apr 14, 2017, 08.49 pm
    ..and not even a bad one!   :047:  I finally got around to buying a new windshield (Cal Sci medium) and a set of Givi crash bars and getting them all installed.  I found one engine mount bolt a bit stubborn but all went well and the system looks good.  So I obviously need to go out for a drive!

    I actually do three.. just to make sure.. And what you ask was the consequence?  The bike is noticeably smoother!  Especially in the 70 to 85 MPH range.  I noted it one up and two up, heavy and light.  I drove 200 miles just to check it out.  Even the mirrors were less buzzed.   I wonder if momma Honda over tightened one or more of the motor mounts during construction? Hmmmmm.

    I'm liking the Cal Sci windshield a bunch also.. very quiet, should buffet pretty much gone, and far fewer bugs on the helmet!
    "... Specialization is for Insects."
    - Robert Heinlein

  • Offline Gary545

    • Crosstourer Pro  ‐    185
    • ***
      #1

    Offline Gary545

    • Crosstourer Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 185
    • Bike: VFR 1200XD
    • City / Town: Wirral
    Re: Unintended consequence
    Reply #1 on: Apr 14, 2017, 09.12 pm
    Apr 14, 2017, 09.12 pm
    I knew someone who had a BMW K1600 and he said it was really buzzy all through the bike.
    We found the following info online about the said bike :

    Loosen the engine bolts and ride the bike around the block a few times, which should centralise the engine. Then retighten and torque the bolts.
    According to owner feedback this made a big difference  :005:

  • Offline DEMBONES

    • Crosstourer Master  ‐    625
    • ****
      #2

    Offline DEMBONES

    • Crosstourer Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 625
    • Bike: 2016 VFR1200XD
    • City / Town: PacNW
    Re: Unintended consequence
    Reply #2 on: Apr 14, 2017, 11.46 pm
    Apr 14, 2017, 11.46 pm
    *Originally Posted by Gary545 [+]
    I knew someone who had a BMW K1600 and he said it was really buzzy all through the bike.
    We found the following info online about the said bike :

    Loosen the engine bolts and ride the bike around the block a few times, which should centralise the engine. Then retighten and torque the bolts.
    According to owner feedback this made a big difference  :005:

    That's nuts!  Or was it bolts...?   :008:

  • Offline pistnbroke   england

    • Crosstourer Master  ‐    1572
    • ****
      #3

    Offline pistnbroke

    • Crosstourer Master
    • ****
    • Posts: 1572
    • Country: england
    • Bike: crosstourer
    • City / Town: Irby
    Re: Unintended consequence
    Reply #3 on: Apr 15, 2017, 05.05 pm
    Apr 15, 2017, 05.05 pm
     :0461:, though it does sound risky. 
    Glad it went well for you Stump.
    :005:
    keep it shiny side up !!!

  • Offline FZ1

    • Crosstourer Pro  ‐    261
    • ***
      #4

    Offline FZ1

    • Crosstourer Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 261
    • Bike: CT 2012 Manual
    • City / Town: Cambridgeshire
    Re: Unintended consequence
    Reply #4 on: Apr 15, 2017, 09.35 pm
    Apr 15, 2017, 09.35 pm
    *Originally Posted by Stump [+]
    I found one engine mount bolt a bit stubborn
    It wasn't the front right one by any chance was it? I just had a hell of a job to get mine out today!

    Jon

  • Offline Stump

    • Crosstourer Member  ‐    68
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • #5

    Offline Stump

    • Crosstourer Member
    • **
    • Topic Author
    • Posts: 68
    • Bike: '16 VFR1200X
    • City / Town: Las Vegas
    Re: Unintended consequence
    Reply #5 on: Apr 16, 2017, 01.26 am
    Apr 16, 2017, 01.26 am
    *Originally Posted by FZ1 [+]
    It wasn't the front right one by any chance was it? I just had a hell of a job to get mine out today!

    Jon

    Nope.. both right side were OK tho the back right was stubborn, not over tight.
    The tight one that went "CRACK" when it loosened was left back.

    Hmmmm...  :084:
    "... Specialization is for Insects."
    - Robert Heinlein

  • Offline Plane Dr

    • Crosstourer Pro  ‐    223
    • ***
      #6

    Offline Plane Dr

    • Crosstourer Pro
    • ***
    • Posts: 223
    • Bike: 2016 VFR1200xDCT
    • City / Town: DFW Metromess
    Re: Unintended consequence
    Reply #6 on: Apr 19, 2017, 06.17 am
    Apr 19, 2017, 06.17 am
    Mine was the back right.  Just stubborn to get in.  I rode it 500 miles and retorqued all of them.  Haven't had a chance to ride since though.
    Bikes are like women.  What you want and what you think you want change after the first ride.