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I have a 01' 929 and about a month ago I changed the fork tubes, had some neck bearings installed and put on a new front tire. It now seems I've picked up or just now noticed a vibration in the hand grips. It's not very bad, more of a buzzing feeling really, however, this is enough to get quite annoying after a while. The funny thing is when I pull in the clutch it's as smooth as can be. It also seems a little worse when I hit bumps in the rd. I don't recall this before, but maybe now that I have good bearings (my old ones were shot) a problem that has always been is now noticable. I assume this must be engine related since it goes away when I let off the throttle and pull in the clutch, but I have no clue what could be causing it. Any help would be greatly appretiated. Thanks.
 

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Have you pulled in the clutch and noticed the vibration go away at above say 50mph? I'm just trying to eliminate the possibility of it being in the front suspension/steering.

If you pulled your gas tank off to do the fork work, did you make sure you re installed everything back correctly? I know on my '95 there are rubber tank isolators on each side of the tank, if i were to forget them or have one fall off during reassembly it causes a nasty vibration while riding.

Check for other things that could be vibrating, cables, gauge instrument panel, wiring panel covers, etc.
 

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Speed has no effect at all. If I pull in the clutch and let it idle it's gone, if I keep the clutch in and rev it - it's back. I did pull the tank and will double check that. Any other idea's?
 

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New front tire. I rode the bike for over a year without it feeling the way it does now - something happened. It has to be somehow related to the new parts, but as I said before I think it's the new stuff that made it noticable, not necessarily the cause. I suppose there's a chance it is normal and I just couldn't feel it as bad do to my extremely worn neck bearings, but it's annoying enough to not enjoy riding after an hr or so.
 

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Check to see if the headset bearings are still tight.
Then check the front wheel bearings,this could be the problem.
 

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Greetings - so from your message - it does not matter what speed your doing ? do you get the same vibrations if you sit in neutral ( in your driveway ) and bring the revs up to 5000 rpm + ?( and hold )

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If the vibration goes away when pulling the clutch and letting the engine idle, then it is coming from the engine. You might have something wrong with the engine or a loose bar weight for example.
 
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