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Thread: Would TB Out of Adjustment Cause "Buzziness?" 2009 R1200RT

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    Engine Vibration from Overfilling with Oil

    Quote Originally Posted by smartin108 View Post
    I almost hate to mention this, but another contributor to vibration is if the oil is overfilled. Since you stated the problem started after you had the bike serviced, it is worth checking especially since your original mechanic seems marginally capable.
    I'm curious as to how overfilling with oil would cause engine vibration.
    Tom Wilmotte
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomicman52 View Post
    I have the Manic salamander Heavy Bar ends on my RT. Little or no vib in the bars now! I have had them for almost 4 years.

    Great addition. Easily installed and not too spendy at about $77

    I have the older 17 Ozs. gloss Black

    http://www.manicsalamander.com/products.aspx
    +1

    Also, I fired my previous mechanic and found one that did the adjustments so the buzz is now barely perceivable and likely wouldn't need heavier bar ends.
    Ken
    [2008 R1200RT (Biarritz Blue) - Mine]
    [2007 R1200RT (Sand Biege) - Hers]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomicman52 View Post
    I have the Manic salamander Heavy Bar ends on my RT. Little or no vib in the bars now! I have had them for almost 4 years.

    Great addition. Easily installed and not too spendy at about $77

    I have the older 17 Ozs. gloss Black

    http://www.manicsalamander.com/products.aspx
    I have put the Maniac Salamander "pounders" on 2 of my RT's. You will no longer have any vibration issues at any speed. Put them on and you will be very happy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmwilmotte View Post
    I'm curious as to how overfilling with oil would cause engine vibration.
    Tom,
    I'm speaking from experience, and it was not grossly overfilled. Vibration was very evident over 3500rpm. I drained oil down to just below top of the sightglass and the vibes were gone.

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