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engine vibration
« on: May 08, 2020, 12:54:45 pm »
I bought 2010 Raider used. Found out it had a bad dyno tune on a pcv.Used lots of gas and had flames coming out of the exhaust.Down loaded a better and leaner pcv tune but the engine still has a high frequency vibration. Removed the pcv on Ivan's suggestion but same results. Did a valve set,balance,plugs and service. No change. Can't get ahold of previous owner to find out what work his mechanic had done to it. Ivan's suggested that if anyone in the Calgary area  has one of his tunes to see if it was possible to plug their ecu in to see if the vibration would stop. If it does then i would send mine in for a reflash. This could also be a engine balancer problem. If anyone has had this problem i would appreciate any ideas. Beautiful bike just not a pleasure to ride.  Thanks

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    Re: engine vibration
    « Reply #1 on: May 08, 2020, 02:37:31 pm »
    Sorry to hear about the issues, but just know this is NOT the nature of the Raider at all. This is something that happened with the previous owner.

    Have you checked the air filter?   I know some people have had issues with mice building nests inside them and that could definitely cause it to run poorly.


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    Re: engine vibration
    « Reply #2 on: May 08, 2020, 03:23:04 pm »
    Bummer man.  That just may be the first time I've heard of that.

    Maybe a dumb question, but you're not just looking at the dash shaking are you?
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      Re: engine vibration
      « Reply #3 on: May 08, 2020, 03:27:41 pm »
      It even makes anything in the mirrors blurry. Rev it up in neutral and it vibrates.

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      Re: engine vibration
      « Reply #4 on: May 08, 2020, 03:30:13 pm »
      Picked it up at -35c so it was a little hard to test ride.

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      Re: engine vibration
      « Reply #5 on: May 08, 2020, 04:52:11 pm »
      My mirrors vibrate as well.  You've had a V-Twin cruiser before?  It's definitely not a Harley vibration, but I have a little vibration, especially when I'm lugging around in a higher gear. 
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      Re: engine vibration
      « Reply #6 on: May 08, 2020, 05:19:51 pm »
      My mirrors vibrated when I took the stock grips off that had the weights in them - have you done a throttle body sync? You called the right person when you called Ivan - if the bike doesn't have an intake mod you don't need a controller.

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      Re: engine vibration
      « Reply #7 on: May 08, 2020, 09:03:40 pm »
      It's a pushrod V-twin.  It makes noise and it vibrates - some more than others.  Flames from the exhaust is NOT normal for any V-twin tuned for the road.  Could be valves now that it has been running so poorly for a while,  Could be lifters. Could be a lot of things, but one thing is sure,  Rough running only gets worse. 

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      Re: engine vibration
      « Reply #8 on: May 09, 2020, 10:14:24 am »
      It's been synced and it vibrates enough to make my teeth chatter if clench them. Going to check balancers to make sure they are timed properly. They might have done some clutch work so i will check if they screwed something up.

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      Re: engine vibration
      « Reply #9 on: May 09, 2020, 08:16:18 pm »
      Does it vibrate only at higher engine rpm, regardless which gear you are in, like is it worse just before you shift into any gear or just the higher few gears?

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      Re: engine vibration
      « Reply #10 on: May 10, 2020, 07:30:17 am »
      It's been synced and it vibrates enough to make my teeth chatter if clench them. Going to check balancers to make sure they are timed properly. They might have done some clutch work so i will check if they screwed something up.
      are the tires and wheels  balanced
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      Re: engine vibration
      « Reply #11 on: May 10, 2020, 10:31:07 am »
      When I had an engine vibration, it was caused by 3rd gear fail.  The vibration was prominent in 3rd but was noticeable in 1st and 2nd.  The problem started while I was riding, and I rode directly to the dealership - maybe 2 miles.  Search the forum for pics of the damage.

      Aside from engine flush, inspection, and gear replacement, the cylinders were re-honed - there wasn't any visible scarring.


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      Re: engine vibration
      « Reply #12 on: May 11, 2020, 08:31:46 am »
      It vibrates sitting on the side stand at all rpm.

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      Re: engine vibration
      « Reply #13 on: May 11, 2020, 11:21:13 am »
      It vibrates sitting on the side stand at all rpm.
      Have you checked the plugs and all the coils?