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#1 buffalo red

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 04:11 PM

Hi I'm a newbie to your forum and recently bought a new 2015 interstate.  It seems like it has a lot of vibration and not just at 70 mph, any time I'm accelerating the floor boards and handle bars vibrate excessively. I've been riding since I was 14 and I'm 64 now so I'm not a new rider. I owned a 2000 sabre 1100 and it was nothing like this. My last three bikes were HD electra glides and they were smoother than this bike. I hope this is something that can be fixed because I really like this bike. If anyone

 has any  suggestions they would be greatly appreciated. thanks



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 04:52 PM

Hi I'm a newbie to your forum and recently bought a new 2015 interstate. It seems like it has a lot of vibration and not just at 70 mph, any time I'm accelerating the floor boards and handle bars vibrate excessively. I've been riding since I was 14 and I'm 64 now so I'm not a new rider. I owned a 2000 sabre 1100 and it was nothing like this. My last three bikes were HD electra glides and they were smoother than this bike. I hope this is something that can be fixed because I really like this bike. If anyone
has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated. thanks

I went from a Suzuki DL1000 to the Interstate and I noticed some excessive vibration in the floorboards too. I just assumed it was the nature of the beast, so to say. I guess I'm used to it now. Sometimes when I go from the highway pegs to the floorboards I notice it but quickly forget about it. The wind buffeting to me is much more of a problem!

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 05:19 PM

I agree JeGo.

My 2013 Interstate has been that way from day one.

I think it's inherent on these bikes.

I don't even think about it now.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:59 PM

Huh,

 

Now I have to take mine for a vibration ride.  I dont recall noticing anything I felt was a problem. I can tell you has far less vibration then all my buddies who have street glides for sure.  

 

I do however usually where boots when I ride. I dont know if that would eat up what your feeling. Ill get back to you on my next outing. I have a 13 interstate with about 8500 on it now. 


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 08:00 PM

Hey Buffalo! I have a '10 Sabre, with 11k miles on the clock and a Memphis shorty shield. I don't have any vibration, but I don't have the floorboards or full windshield. So I can't speak for any vibration that you are experiencing.

On the other hand...WELCOME! To the family and to the fun. Keep asking questions and we will help out any way we can.
Got any pics of your bicycle?

(By the way...wherebouts in Misery to you live?...I'm in St Charles).
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:08 PM

​Buffalo Red, have your tires checked....air and balance because the Interstate does not vibrate.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:23 PM

When my new Metzelers were put on a few years ago, I still had some vibration in the floor boards at certain speeds and rpm's.

You're straddling an engine with 2 decent sized pistons chugging up and down an average of 2500 times per minute,

some vibration might be expected.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:56 PM

I have a Stateline, vibration is there... but nothing crazy, perhaps everyone has different sensitivities on different body parts to it
Anyways... thought I'd link this forums post below. Healthy amount of ways to troubleshoot excessive vibrations:
http://www.fireblade...cs/65996?page=4

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:44 PM

No vibration for me and not even close to the vibration of a friends dyna glide and my sons soft tail.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:48 PM

Thanks guys for all the advice. I have an appointment at the dealer Thursday, they're going to take a look at it. They want to check  the drive shaft. I'll let you know what they find if anything, and to the guy in St. Charles I live in KC. thanks again



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:57 PM

Thanks guys for all the advice. I have an appointment at the dealer Thursday, they're going to take a look at it. They want to check the drive shaft. I'll let you know what they find if anything, and to the guy in St. Charles I live in KC. thanks again

We haven't been a lot of help on this one I know. But as you can see, different strokes for different folks. Meaning we all experience differences on our bikes. Not everybody has the vibrations just like not everybody has the buffeting.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:58 PM

Check your tires air pressure and rebalance your tires!!!

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:42 AM

With your bike idling at a stand still, keep one foot on a floor board and rev the engine through the rpm range. You will most likely feel some vibration at different points through the floor board. If it gets much worse when you are moving, there may be another factor involved.

I would think that if the wheels were the cause, you would eventually see some uneven wear on the tires?

(just spit balling here)


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 06:04 AM

Hi I'm a newbie to your forum and recently bought a new 2015 interstate. It seems like it has a lot of vibration and not just at 70 mph, any time I'm accelerating the floor boards and handle bars vibrate excessively. I've been riding since I was 14 and I'm 64 now so I'm not a new rider. I owned a 2000 sabre 1100 and it was nothing like this. My last three bikes were HD electra glides and they were smoother than this bike. I hope this is something that can be fixed because I really like this bike. If anyone
has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated. thanks


Morning! I'm a newbie too. I have also have a 15 Interstate that I got about a month ago and just rolled 300 miles. On the freeway last night I noticed some vibration around 70-75 but I didn't think it was tolerable for me.

The buffeting issue was enough to make me think twice about the bike. I added some home-made lowers last night before my ride and the freeway experience was much nicer.

There are a couple threads on here specific to it that you can browse.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:38 AM

Hope your dealer finds and resolves the vibration, because it doesn't exist on my interstate. The buffeting on a stock interstate is the worst of any bike I've ever ridden, but is 'fully' resolveable.
I cannot believe that Honda produced a bike called an interstate for 6 years without making the wind buffeting mods we are using standard equipment.
Maybe they would still be producing the bike had they done so.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:18 AM

​Well guys, Black Beauty is as smooth as a baby behind no vibration or buffeting don't care how high the wind. The best bike I have ever had. :wub:  :wub:  :wub: 


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:25 AM

​Well guys, Black Beauty is as smooth as a baby behind no vibration or buffeting don't care how high the wind. The best bike I have ever had. :wub: :wub: :wub:

Wish we all could say the same drhobbs!

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:36 AM

+1 with DrHobbs!

Any "roughness" my ride got is by me doing some performance mods (Cobra Slips, PowrFlo Intake) etc...

I am enjoying my "vibrations" :D


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#19 Bob J

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:35 AM

My 2010 Sabre is also nice and smooth.  Even at high RPM and freeway speeds, the engine throbbing really isn't an undesirable vibration in my opinion.

 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:37 AM

You took the words right out of my mouth Bob J....


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