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PostSubject: Vibration?   Vibration? I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 12, 2011 6:14 pm

Hi all, new to the site, purchased a Swing a couple of weeks ago. Great scoot, but not too impressed with unpleasant vibes coming through the footboards at low rpms, especially under strong acceleration. Is this normal? Can't believe it's a Honda!
The scoot is as smooth as glass from 50 -100 mph, but anywhere up to 40 mph vibes can be felt - sometimes quite harsh. I've read that a JR Costa variator will smooth out most of the vibes, but I don't want to spend £300 if it doesn't!
Any thoughts and/or experiences - is the JR Costa easy to install? Cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: Vibration?   Vibration? I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 12, 2011 6:49 pm

squasher wrote:

I've read that a JR Costa variator will smooth out most of the vibes, but I don't want to spend £300 if it doesn't!
Any thoughts and/or experiences - is the JR Costa easy to install? Cheers.

Hello, and welcome to the forum.

The J. Costa will get rid of the vibes.
The J. Costa was easy for me to install. I can't predict if it will be easy for you to install Shocked

I suggest you start reading the many threads already posted here about the J. Costa. It will take several hours to pore over all the info. Then you'll be able to predict if you can install it yourself or not.
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PostSubject: Re: Vibration?   Vibration? I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 02, 2011 6:47 pm

Welcome to the forum - enjoy the ride.

A site search using Vibration as the search term:
https://www.silverwing600.com/search.forum?search_keywords=vibration&typerecherche=interne&show_results=topics
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PostSubject: Re: Vibration?   Vibration? I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 9:53 pm

An alternate solution to the J Costa is to use lighter variator weights, or even better, Dr Pulley slider weights.

Do a search on Dr Pulley and you will find a lot of info.

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PostSubject: Re: Vibration?   Vibration? I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 23, 2012 12:01 pm

I just bought a 2003 Silver Wing, its a great bike but there is a vibration coming from the front of the bike at acceleration and at any speed.

It sounds like plastic on plastic rubbing.

Has anyone had the same problem and how can I fix it?
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PostSubject: Re: Vibration?   Vibration? I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 23, 2012 3:07 pm

I just live with It,or you can remove some tupperware to see if some tabs are gone. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Vibration?   Vibration? I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 24, 2012 9:26 am

I tightened all the screws around the dash, and then found the metal plate I put in the right glove box to place the sidestand on was vibrating. So those two steps cured my vibration noise.
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PostSubject: Re: Vibration?   Vibration? I_icon_minitimeThu May 16, 2013 7:03 pm

Laughing I just solved my vibration noise problem, here's how. I have been riding with a open face helmet, yesterday I bought a full face helmet, a Vega Summit II, it cut down the vibration noise problem big time and it's more comfortable. Should have done it sooner. As most know the vibration noise is common with the Swing but not a problem.

The down side it is, I can't hang it on the handlebars as it's much more valuable than the open face, I have to put it in the trunk.

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