Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: East Sooke, BC, Canada
My 2003 Varadero XL1000V, which sadly I had to leave behind in Europe when we moved to Canada in 2013, had rubber on the foot pegs and weights (dampers) on the handlebar ends was still a great touring machine and vibration was low on the list of very few niggles in my eyes. We rode all over Europe on that, sometimes doing over 1000km per day. As you probably know it had a thumping great 1000cc V twin in it. Personally I'd not fret too much about a bit of rubber being spied here and there on the CRF AT.
Right now I have a 2007 Triumph Tiger 1050 sitting in a space where one day, no doubt, a new CRF AT will eventually reside.