Footpeg Vibrations
Close
    
    
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1
    Senior Member PalmStateCrawler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Cayce, SC
    Posts
    3,109
    When I get up to high rpm(50+mph) my footpegs are vibrating a lot. I wonder if there is a liquid rubber dip that i could coat them in or some other cheap way to fix this. Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated!
    '13 690 Enduro R too many frickin farkles...
    '07 KLX250 farkled (wife's bike)
    '86 BW80 farkled to size
    '10 TW200 you will be missed

  2. #2
    Senior Member lizrdbrth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Desert, SoCal
    Posts
    7,369
    Check and torque your motor mounts and swingarm bolt first. It'll probably go away.



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

    Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.

    Hidden Content

    Hidden Content

  3. #3
    Senior Member PalmStateCrawler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Cayce, SC
    Posts
    3,109
    It's a 2010 with just 22xx miles. I had it serviced at 500 miles but I never got it higher than 50mph until it broke 1000 miles. I will look into the motor mounts and try to find the swingarm bolt, whatever that is... i'll check those out tomorrow. thanks lizard
    '13 690 Enduro R too many frickin farkles...
    '07 KLX250 farkled (wife's bike)
    '86 BW80 farkled to size
    '10 TW200 you will be missed

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member wrench-puller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ladysmith, B.C.
    Posts
    549
    Are you still running a stock chain? I switched to a DID oring chain when I did the rear sprocket swap at 450 Km on my '09. Not only did I get the lower RPM on the highway I wanted, but almost all of the vibration was gone. Now I can cruise at 90 to 100 Km/hr and all is smooth, just that good old butt ache after an hour or so. ( Also havent had to adjust my chain all summer!)
    2009 TW200, Jimbo shield, 47&55T rear with DID chain, Maxxis Ceros Rear, Kendra 270 front, extended swing arm, 1"Risers, Rear rack, Raised front fender, XOG GPS.

  6. #5
    Senior Member PalmStateCrawler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Cayce, SC
    Posts
    3,109
    Still stock chain and sprockets. I'm going to wait till they really need to be changed. Good to know though. Money's kinda tight right now and i still need a good wintertime windshield..I'll see if the motormounts and swingarm tightening helps
    '13 690 Enduro R too many frickin farkles...
    '07 KLX250 farkled (wife's bike)
    '86 BW80 farkled to size
    '10 TW200 you will be missed

  7. #6
    Senior Member lizrdbrth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Desert, SoCal
    Posts
    7,369
    Don't forget to pull the tank and torque the top mount bolts, which are often loose.



    Hope it solves or diminishes your problem, but it's the first thing I'd check, and it's free.



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

    Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.

    Hidden Content

    Hidden Content

  8. #7
    Senior Member PalmStateCrawler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Cayce, SC
    Posts
    3,109
    All bolts were tight except for one nut. It is the one benind the clutch side footpeg. It also is the only one with a bracket on it, im guessing to keep the wires tucked in... I rotated it several turns but it is not moving down the threads. What am i doin wrong??? This is a pic of the nut im talking about

    '13 690 Enduro R too many frickin farkles...
    '07 KLX250 farkled (wife's bike)
    '86 BW80 farkled to size
    '10 TW200 you will be missed

  9. #8
    Senior Member lizrdbrth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Desert, SoCal
    Posts
    7,369
    The bolt is turning. Go to the other side of the bike and find the other end.



    That's your main motor mount, and probably the source of the vibes.



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

    Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.

    Hidden Content

    Hidden Content

  10. #9
    Senior Member Xracer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Lake Placid,Florida
    Posts
    3,750
    Now is a good time to buy a tube of blue Loctite. Also for the furture a set of I.M.S. pegs reduced the vibes for me.

  11. #10
    Senior Member PalmStateCrawler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Cayce, SC
    Posts
    3,109
    Quote Originally Posted by lizrdbrth View Post
    The bolt is turning. Go to the other side of the bike and find the other end.



    That's your main motor mount, and probably the source of the vibes.
    It appears that there are two nuts on there, one against the frame and then the small bracket with another not holding the bracket between the two(see pic). I have tightened the motor mount to where it doesnt move but the outside nut just spins around and around either way, I cant even take it off?! The tightening definitely helped with the vibrations but now the little bracket just dangles freely... i cant figure it out for some reason
    '13 690 Enduro R too many frickin farkles...
    '07 KLX250 farkled (wife's bike)
    '86 BW80 farkled to size
    '10 TW200 you will be missed

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. footpeg offset
    By joeband in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-22-2012, 08:30 AM
  2. Chronic effects from handlebar vibrations?
    By Mark In WA in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 12-30-2011, 06:29 PM
  3. GPS survive vibrations
    By ezman671 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-17-2011, 08:15 PM
  4. Footpeg options!
    By yamamont in forum Performance and Customization
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 11-11-2011, 11:59 PM
  5. Handlebar Vibrations
    By PalmStateCrawler in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 09-30-2011, 04:43 PM