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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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New member concerned about a handle bar vibrarion on test drive

Hello all,

I'm a new member from Switzerland, searching for a very good 2000 MV F4 750.

I found one with only 2000 miles and the original tyres (13 years old).

On a short test ride, I had some strange vibrations in the handle bars, for a short moment, like rolling over lane groves, while the fork worked fine.

Are such vibrations (possibly from the engine) usual? Or do I have to check this issue on a second test ride?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 04:40 PM
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13 year old tires...... try a new set

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 04:44 PM
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The tyres are gonna be pretty hard..That's enough to cause a head shake..

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Also wheel bearings maybe? From sitting for so long. Possibly wheel balance. But mostly tires, those need to be changed.

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Unless you can reliably replicate it at a specific RPM I would be with everyone else and say that the very hard tires might have found some grooves or otherwise imperfect pavement and sent all of that info to the handlebars.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-18-2013, 05:46 PM
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First MV?

Is this your first MV? If so, I suggest you test ride a few others. I agree with all the comments above, but when I did my first long ride on the Brutale, all I could think was, "my wrists and hands are killing me from the vibrations."

That was quickly fixed with bar end weights - available here from our site sponsors. For what it's worth, I also notice the vibration on the F4, but it is considerably less than the Brute.

Good luck with your purchase.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 06:09 PM
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Id also say check the tire pressure
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 07:09 AM
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Get you a set of good bar ends that deal with vibration. When I first got my 2012 F4 I hated the vibration. I got some bar ends that dealt with it and I can ride for hours much more comfortable. Also get you some new tires.

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