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kotarbi

Vibration question?

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I am looking to get back into riding and considering a 4stroke. I have ridden a few of the newer 2strokes and they seem to have more engine vibration than I remember on any of my bikes. It's enough that is kind of bothers me. The cr's really numb my arms after a while. It's tough getting old.. How much vibration do the 450s transmit to the bars and the peg's compared to a smoker? Also I like the lightness/flickability of the 2strokes. The 450 felt kind of heavy sitting on it. Do you notice it on the track? The yamaha 450 is the only 4stroke I am considering because I just don't have the time or money to be wrenching on these things that much.

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Well compared to my friends CR500.... there is very little vibration. But having jumped on my friends 99 cr250 quite often it seems like mine definitely has more than his. :banghead:

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Hmmmm.....I don't notice any vibrations to speak of. Good grips help out somewhat, too.

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Like Satch said, 2 strokes do have more "buzz" than thumpers do. The thumpers vibrate but its a much lower frequency vibration so you don't notice it so much. On top of that, if you were riding a 2 stroke with an aluminum frame you would probably notice it even more. Aluminum transmits vibration a lot more than steel does. Rubber mounted handlebar mounts, tapered bars and good grips will go a long way in reducing vibration.

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