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1Back to top Go down   instruments vibrating Empty instruments vibrating Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:31 pm

ali2908

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Finally got to ride the bike today 1985 K100 RS but the instruments are vibrating, there is a metal plate mounted to the handlebar mount which appears to have sticky tape residue or old foam. should this be attached to the instruments looked at the Haynes and Clymer manuals nothing conclusive there.

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Again any help appreciated

Ali

    

2Back to top Go down   instruments vibrating Empty Re: instruments vibrating Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:41 pm

Inge K.

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Check the rubber mountings,,,or do you got to much vibs in the front end?

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3Back to top Go down   instruments vibrating Empty Re: instruments vibrating Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:42 pm

sidecar paul

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Hi ali,
Your plate is fitted the wrong way round.
The side that has foam on it (the foam shouldn't be there) should be against the handlebar pad.

Paul.


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
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4Back to top Go down   instruments vibrating Empty Re: instruments vibrating Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:48 pm

ali2908

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Paul do you mean that the foam part should be under the instruments?

    

5Back to top Go down   instruments vibrating Empty Re: instruments vibrating Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:51 pm

ali2908

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Inge not sure about the vibration only got it to about 30 MPH first time on a bike for 20 years so was taking it easy in our work car park.

Ali

    

6Back to top Go down   instruments vibrating Empty Re: instruments vibrating Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:57 pm

sidecar paul

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ali,
Take the plate out, turn it through 180* and put it back.

You'll find that you then have clearance for the cluster to float on it's rubbers and absorb any vibrations.

Paul.


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
....No CARS never ever!
    

7Back to top Go down   instruments vibrating Empty Re: instruments vibrating Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:58 pm

ali2908

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Ok i'll try that tomorrow

Ali

    

8Back to top Go down   instruments vibrating Empty Re: instruments vibrating Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:45 am

ali2908

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That fixed it thanks

Ali

    

9Back to top Go down   instruments vibrating Empty Re: instruments vibrating Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:03 am

88

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Good going Ali. take it easy on that machine until you get a few hundred miles under your wheels, or better still book a couple of lessons with a pro to get you back with good habits. I did after a 16yr absence and it was well worth the time and small expense.

88KE


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10Back to top Go down   instruments vibrating Empty Re: instruments vibrating Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:10 pm

ali2908

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Good advice, I was thinking about doing that.

Ali

    

11Back to top Go down   instruments vibrating Empty Re: instruments vibrating Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:34 pm

sidecar paul

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Good result Ali,

K problems are sometimes silly little things that are not immediately obvious.

Enjoy your bike,
Paul.


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
....No CARS never ever!
    

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