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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-16-2015, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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Honda Worried About Vibrations?

CycleWorld has floated the idea that Honda may be concerned with vibrations coming from the new P-Twin...

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Our eyes spied that the front footpegs are rubber-covered rather than metal cleats; along with chunky mass dampers on the bar ends, this suggests Honda is concerned about mitigating vibration from the big twin. We will see in time
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If concerns about this keeps up till the time when order books open, i might have to sit out on round one.



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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-17-2015, 07:39 AM
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I read that article also, hopefully it won't be an issue.

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If concerns about this keeps up till the time when order books open, i might have to sit out on round one.
LOL really, whats your threshold? All bikes vibe to a degree...
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Just going to stick around and see how they mitigating the vibrating



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Just going to stick around and see how they mitigating the vibrating
P twins are usually smoother then V twins which is a good sign. I wonder if they're worried about high RPM cruising. Would be the only reason I can think of to coat everything in rubber...
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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.
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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.
Glad to hear that, it helps to hear from someone who comes from that experience.

Guess it shouldn't end up being something to be worried about



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Glad to hear that, it helps to hear from someone who comes from that experience.

Guess it shouldn't end up being something to be worried about
I would hang around for sure. Honda rarely get it that wrong and with a bike such as this they will be bending over backwards to bring to the market something that will topple the GS from it's perch.
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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.
Ah, curious to hear how you find the Tiger? compared to your old Vera?
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