Vibes a plenty

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Cas21
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Vibes a plenty

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just taken my twin cam RT in for a service and rubber ahead of a jaunt down to the French Alps. The kind folks at Lind Motorrad in Norwich have leant me a new 1200 GS?
Is it me or is the new engine significantly more vibey than the twin cam. My arms actually felt numb by the time I got home. It did feel a lot snappier but if the cost of those few extra HP is excessive vibration, then I won't be in a rush to change
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That is more a RT vs GS issue. Even on the airhead there was a difference in vibration, and the 2015 GS vibrates a tad more imo than the Rt
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Can't comment on the GS, but would say that IMO, the RT LC vibrates more than my 2012 Twin Cam, which was one of the reasons I chose to buy a used TC over a new LC.

Had my TC Serviced this week & rode it for the first time since today.

The brakes feel better after having the fluid changed & it picks up nicely since the Throttle Bodies have been balanced. A 3 year old bike with 10K miles on it, feels & looks like new.
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Hi Cas21, welcome to the Forum...enjoy  ;)
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DaygloDavid wrote: Can't comment on the GS, but would say that IMO, the RT LC vibrates more than my 2012 Twin Cam, which was one of the reasons I chose to buy a used TC over a new LC.

Had my TC Serviced this week & rode it for the first time since today.

The brakes feel better after having the fluid changed & it picks up nicely since the Throttle Bodies have been balanced. A 3 year old bike with 10K miles on it, feels & looks like new.



Well David I am well experienced in vibes on bikes, but I can honestly say my 2014 does not have excess vibes, maybe I'm lucky?
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I came go the LC via a 1600 for 3 years and 3X1200s before that.  Every RT is different but the LC is the less vibe of any of my RTs.  You were given a well thrashed GS by the sound of it.
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