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Useless Mirrors on a 929

Just wondering if I am the only one that finds that my mirrors on my '00 929 vibrate an unbeliveable amount at anything over 4000rpm. I can still see cars but they are just a big blur of colour, no way I could make out the person driving. My screen tends to move about as well (maybe about 3mm-5mm play).

Is this normal? I have tried to tighten up all the bolts in the area but can't seem to take out the play.

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Re: Useless Mirrors on a 929

Are all 4 plug wires connected....


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Re: Useless Mirrors on a 929

Normal on mine.
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Re: Useless Mirrors on a 929

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Just wondering if I am the only one that finds that my mirrors on my '00 929 vibrate an unbeliveable amount at anything over 4000rpm. I can still see cars but they are just a big blur of colour, no way I could make out the person driving. My screen tends to move about as well (maybe about 3mm-5mm play).

Is this normal? I have tried to tighten up all the bolts in the area but can't seem to take out the play.

Thoughts?

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get the bike up to about 6 or 7k and above and see if they get clear again ... the 929/954 engines resonate around 4-6000 rpm's and make the bike buzzy ...

if you will notice at or about the same time the mirrors go fuzzy the grips will get buzzy also and vibrate
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Re: Useless Mirrors on a 929

I get some vibration in my mirrors on my 01 but it seems to me that its just the normal lack of FI smoothness that a PC3 takes care of and the road conditions around here. but I wouldn't say its all that bad so you gotta have some issues. that windscreen thing is weird, not missing any nuts are ya?

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Re: Useless Mirrors on a 929

The only "buzziness" my mirrors experience is at idle (1,200 rpm).
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Re: Useless Mirrors on a 929

Ever do a throttlebody sync? Might be worth your while
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Re: Useless Mirrors on a 929

Mirror extenders seem to make them vibrate less. I don't have much trouble with mine on my 929 or maybe I've just gotten use to it.

I got the mirror extenders from one of the members here. http://www.rrmotorsport.com
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Re: Useless Mirrors on a 929

The vibes on my bike are probably the worst at around 6500. Pegs vibrate and the vision in the mirrors is soooo purdy in all it's swirly vibrating goodness. My girlfriend always complains if I leave i leave it revving around 6500-7500 cos her pegs vibrate enough to make her feet numb.

As for the missing nuts, I had the screen out when I bought it so that I could detail all the instruments and everything seemed intact and accounted for.

Throttle body sync? My bike is about to go in for it's 12k service... you reckon this will be included in that??

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Throttle body sync? My bike is about to go in for it's 12k service... you reckon this will be included in that??
Probably not, as it's not part of the regular maintenance that Honda calls for. It should be about a 30 minute procedure, for a noob, and 10 minutes if you know what you (or the mechanic) are doing. When I asked my local Honda mechanics about it, they had no idea what I was talking about You should request it, or better yet, do it yourself.

Basically, you use a carb sync tool to sync/equalize the vacuum that your TB's are pulling.

Here's one such tool, with a how-to: http://www.carbtune.com/carboprn.html
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The vibes on my bike are probably the worst at around 6500. Pegs vibrate and the vision in the mirrors is soooo purdy in all it's swirly vibrating goodness. My girlfriend always complains if I leave i leave it revving around 6500-7500 cos her pegs vibrate enough to make her feet numb.
Dude, have you checked out all bolts on the bike, especially enging mounting bolts? You probably have, but this problem sounds like it should not exist.

Now if you could just funnel that vibration up to the pillion, you would have one happy SO!
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Re: Useless Mirrors on a 929

I haven't checked all the bolts on the bike, but now that you mention it I think i might put the bike up on the stands and pull all the body work off and have a good look at what's going on under there.

I think I will have a look into the carb balancing too... I have had absolutely NO luck with services over here in the land of Aus. It seems that it's much better to do stuff yourself if it's possible because when it comes down to it... you care about your motorcycle... a shop doesn't... cos it ain't theirs... is it?

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I haven't checked all the bolts on the bike, but now that you mention it I think i might put the bike up on the stands and pull all the body work off and have a good look at what's going on under there.

I think I will have a look into the carb balancing too... I have had absolutely NO luck with services over here in the land of Aus. It seems that it's much better to do stuff yourself if it's possible because when it comes down to it... you care about your motorcycle... a shop doesn't... cos it ain't theirs... is it?

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I had a 929 for almost 3 years - mirrors were always great except for 2 times. One was where I hadnt tightened the damn thing back up properly after a track day. I thought it was vibrating abrormally right before one of the mounting screws popped right out...The second issue involved me leaving one behind after highsiding at Sanddown. Cant really blame the mirror for that one (left a nasty bruise on my chest too...).
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Re: Useless Mirrors on a 929

You may be running aftermarket mirrors on it and not know it if you bought the bike used. Mirrors are the first thing to break if you go down and they could have been replaced with aftermarket usually "Emgo" mirrors. Check the bottom of the mirror and see if they say Emgo on them. They are an ok product in my opinion, (there an my bike). But some folks have problems with them vibrating alot more over the stock ones.

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Re: Useless Mirrors on a 929

pffst! 4k? try 11k.
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