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Good Vibrations?

My 06 blade is buzziest around 5500 rpm. Unfortunately, in 6th gear that is about the average traffic speed on the highways here in Albuquerque. I'm wondering if there will be more wear on the engine by downshifting and increasing the rpm or letting it sit in it's high-vibe range. Any Honda engineers on this forum?
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Re: Good Vibrations?

You might try to locate the source of the buzzing (fairings, pegs, grips) and reduce or eliminate it if possible (chain too tight?). Riding in 5th instead of 6th gear won't hurt anything other than your mileage...

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Re: Good Vibrations?

I kind of just assumed that the engine was producing the vibration and it's just an RPM that is not ideal for the motor. It's consistent in all gears (including neutral) and it's not unbearable, just noticable. I've got 6500 miles on it, and I service my chain regularly, so I don't think that's it. Thanks for the time.
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Re: Good Vibrations?

A chain that's too tight is often the source of buzzing/vibrations, especially if it's throughout the rpm's. When in doubt, leave it on the loose side. FWIW, my bike developed a buzz through the grips that I isolated to the ram air cover rubbing against the back side of the front fairing. I also had a slight buzz through my right rearset that caused my foot to go numb quickly. I eliminated it by filling the peg with lead.

Is this the first inline four you've owned? They are known to be buzzy to a degree...

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Re: Good Vibrations?

No, I had an '05 zx-10 and it was similar. I guess that's what I'm trying to say. I think the buzz is standard, but engine vibrations, to some extent, inevidably result in increased wear. I'm just wondering if the wear is greater than or less than that of increasing the rpm.
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Re: Good Vibrations?

Speaking of buzzing on a separate note (sorry to interfere).

BUT, is the 99rrx renowned for ridiculous vibes to the footpegs at 100mph plus ??

Sorted chain, not that, re-aligned wheel, not that, new chain/spockets, not that.

I noticed when the chain was a little anemic of grease, the front sproket clicks, doesn't catch that bad, just a noisey clicking sound.

It's been like it since I owned it (1 year). rear bearings ok, wondering about swing-arm but all steering seems to be fine.

Any ideas guys ?? Pain in the feet !
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Re: Good Vibrations?

I rode my friends 06 blade on Sunday and I found that it was very vibey at normal speeds. I have an 97 and don't have any.
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Re: Good Vibrations?

Hi i also so have a 99rx its very similar vibration thru the footpegs worst at about 70 mph also thru the bars but not too bad i have decided its engine vibration i held the throttle at the revs and speed it vibrates at then pulled in the clutch even as the bike slows down the vibe is still there must be normal hope this helps chris
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