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Waspish to Buzzy Bee
« on: July 09, 2014, 06:32:22 pm »
Hi

Have had my TT for about a month, had 1800 on the clock when I picked up the ex demo.  For the last 3 weeks the thing has felt like a beast waiting to get out of its enclosure.  Powerful, aggressive and solid feeling.  Over the last week, it seems to have picked up a 'vibration'.  At certain speeds/gear choice, the bike feels buzzy, a slight but annoying vibration resonating through the bike and into my bones. 

Its not much, but enough be annoying and disconcerting.  I have never had this with other bikes (thought it might be tyre wear) but as I said, about a week ago, it started to feel crap.

The engine is still strong and powerful, but I hate the buzziness

Any ideas?

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Re: Waspish to Buzzy Bee
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 06:36:12 pm »
Hmmmm not something I have noticed..... Compared to the R1200RT I test rode when I was making the choice of bike last year.... The Trophy is smooth as silk....

I had to get off the RT after 30 minutes as my hands had gone numb from the vibes and buzzing!

As well as the buzzing you can feel is there any audible change in the bike?
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Re: Waspish to Buzzy Bee
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014, 08:40:29 am »
Agree about the comparison to the R1200RT, which I thought felt like driving a tractor.  I dont there is anything serious, but I just keep getting the tinglies in my hands due to the vibration.

It was not like then when I bought it..

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Re: Waspish to Buzzy Bee
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 12:24:32 pm »
Check the tires - perhaps they have started cupping.  This can cause a slight vibration and/or noise when corning.

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Re: Waspish to Buzzy Bee
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2014, 09:57:24 am »
Hi neojynx,

I would also check the engine mounting bolts to make sure they are all still tight,
espcially if you have had the R & G Crash bars fitted, which attach to some of the engine mounting points,
or if the bike has been in to the factory / dealer to have the Cylinder Head modification done.




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Re: Waspish to Buzzy Bee
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2014, 11:28:23 am »
What RPM?
Under 2500 in higher gears my TT is buzzy.  I think it is telling me i am lugging it.  I keep it above 3000 RPM.
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Re: Waspish to Buzzy Bee
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2014, 07:11:51 am »
Vibrations of the sort you described are high pitch and cause a numbing effect on the hand: these are typically the result of lose or not torque correctly engine mount bolts. I would check that out first thing.

Some claim that a throttle body synch helps.
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Re: Waspish to Buzzy Bee
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2014, 07:25:42 pm »
let me add (since I now noticed you had canyon)

When you install engine guards to engine mounting bolts you undo the torque specs for your engine mounting bolts. Guys on Concours are having similar consequences.

I have never lokked at the proper sequence and torque values for the TT, but on other sport tourers, this is a complex and detailed ladden gig.

I suggest retorquing the engine mount bolts (all of them) per instruction on the manual.

The other mystery to me is that once youbtake out a bolt and replace that hole with a different bolt plus the thickness of the bar slot, how do you know if the torque value is the same?

And thus the reason why I dont use MC canyons anymore. I think these aftermarket parts are designed without the proper engineering  ompatability
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