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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!
 

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Check and torque your motor mounts and swingarm bolt first. It'll probably go away.
 

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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
 

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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!)
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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

 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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Still need help... I dont want to ride it and mess anything up. Can someone take a look at their main motor mount and see if its the same and if this can be remedied?

 

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mines the same, guessing the half circle is from the little wire keeper spinning and dragging on the bracket while tightening.



Im with lizrdbrth, I'd check it from the other side, if its tight , it should be good. if not, you're looking at trying to get a wrench on that bottom nut. might have to take off the top one and remove the keeper to get to it, and if the larger one doesn't tighten, it may be stripped.
 

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No crack. Its where the little bracket spun around scratching the metal in a semicircle shape. I FINALLY FIGURED OUT WHAT IS WRONG!!! The nut stripped out EVERY thread somehow and manage to mess up everything! My bad I guess. So now i have to go get the bolt re-threaded and get a new nuts. Hopefully they wont be too hard to find...









Thanks for all your help guys! As usual... I never can seem to leave well enough alone and its gonna cost me a few bucks for new hardware but it was worth it to fix that annoying vibration!
 
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