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Old 05-11-2008, 04:49 PM   #1
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Is it normal at around 6500-7500 rpm for there to be a vibration in the grips, it feels like the motor not tire vibration?
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:01 PM   #2
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Depends on what kind of "vibration" you are experiencing...

Mine (750) does "buzz", and it feels stronger around 6.5k rpm and I feel it mostly on the pegs and on the levers. very little on the grips. Not enough to be anoying.

IMHO it's a "design feature" of this type of engine/frame setup and I think it is normal. (found this "feature" on several other bikes I've test-rided before and after the Kat...)
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:07 PM   #3
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mines does so i think around 5500 also but once i bring the rpms up it goes away
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:16 PM   #4
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its a 96 600 kat, I can mainly feel it in the grips maybe thru the tank too but the more throttle I give the stronger it seems to get. i havent had it higher than 7500 though so i dont know if it goes away?
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:52 PM   #5
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do you have bar ends on the handle bars?
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:58 PM   #6
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i have seen people fill the bars with BBs or lead shot then silicone adhesive to quell the vibration. i need to do this, as well, since i removed the bar ends to install mirrors
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:00 AM   #7
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do you have bar ends on the handle bars?
do you mean the metal pieces just outside the grips, if so then yes, if not then what do i need.
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my foot pegs were vibrating like crazy yeterday on the highway. i need to stop and take a break from it.
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A carb tune will possibly take care of some of it, did on mine.
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I'm new to my Kat. (2000 750 7.5K) Its never been down as far as I can tell. I do notice that when I take my hands off the bars while moving, the front end, and of course the handlebars, start to wobble. Its alittle un-nerving. I feel no vibrations while riding with hands-on the bars. Is this a problem? Front-end out of align? Wheel balance?
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