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I have a question. Its probably something that I am over thinking but. About 7 to 9k rpm does your bike vibrate? I wondering if its just me because I am getting a bad habit of not shifting early as I should be lol
 

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The bike has a dab of vibration at all RPMs, but nothing unusual at the range you're referring to.

Edit:........I'm going to add in here that to me, the FZ09 is very smooth. So when I talk about vibration at all RPMs, I'm not saying that there is anything excessive. I concur with some of the posts in here, the 09 is very smooth......unless you compare it to a Honda 1500cc Valkyrie flat 6. That's one of those bikes you can stand a nickel up on top of the valve cover and at idle speed, it won't fall over.
 

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I actually find the 09 to run quite smooth, but that is from owning a 1 litre V-Twin and my other bike, a single cylinder thumper DR650SE. The DR runs pretty smooth too, for being a thumper that is.

Yes there is always going to be a bit of vibration, and every bike has it's "bad" spots where it does vibrate more. But with the 09's torque, I don't find the need to shift at higher RPM's like other bikes need.
 

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where are you experiencing the vibration? I feel it the most in the bars and footpegs - i've put heavier bar end weights to mitigate the bar vibration - this has worked a bit - i'm going to switch out the pegs at some point to rubber ones to mitigate that as well.
 

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Wish you luck with tracking it down and fixing it to your standards, because the 09 is a fabulous bike.
 

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It's in the handle bars. I can live with it now lol. I was just hoping that it was not my engine going to blow up or something. =p
 

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Is this your first motorcycle? All motorcycles vibrate to some extent, but the FZ09 vibrates less than any other bike I have owned. My other bikes put my hands, feet, or both to sleep but the FZ does not. Also, I hope you aren't really cruising around at 9k RPMs all of the time. Shift to 6th gear when cruising around and downshift as needed.
 

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An easy thing to do is try adding a little more weight to the bar end weights. Even taping a few quarters or washers to the ends of each bar end with black electrical tape for example. Just a couple more ounces can make a big difference. If the vibration is less or goes away, then you know it's nothing serious.

I had one bike with no bar end weights, just adding a set of light aluminum bar ends made a big difference.
 
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An easy thing to do is try adding a little more weight to the bar end weights. Even taping a few quarters or washers to the ends of each bar end with black electrical tape for example. Just a couple more ounces can make a big difference. If the vibration is less or goes away, then you know it's nothing serious.

I had one bike with no bar end weights, just adding a set of light aluminum bar ends made a big difference.
I mean this in the least creepy way possible but you really give very sound advice on a ton of threads here - ya da man rocky. Couldn't agree, yet again, with the above more.

Just a little bit of weight makes a big difference. Ditch the stock grips too!
 

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ok......... This is stupid lol

What caused the vibration was my leather man under my seat, took it out and its all gone........ Thanks for everyones help.
 

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A change to cushy grips took away 90% of the handlebar vibration.
 

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ok......... This is stupid lol

What caused the vibration was my leather man under my seat, took it out and its all gone........ Thanks for everyones help.
yup--I was getting a crazy jingling noise in my sportwagen. It was the Leatherman in the console. Damn him!!
 

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ok......... This is stupid lol

What caused the vibration was my leather man under my seat, took it out and its all gone........ Thanks for everyones help.
Good to know you found the problem, and it wasn't anything serious.

P.S. - My brothers mechanic shop has had many "it's making a weird noise" comments from customers. Which turn out to be something rattling around in the trunk, or stones stuck in hub caps, lol. I think the worst was the "nasty smell" one. Turned out to be a quart of sour milk that slid under the back seat of a mini van on a hot day and started to leak. I don't think they ever totally got rid of the smell. It would come back on hot day when the van sat out in the sun, yikes!
 

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Good to know you found the problem, and it wasn't anything serious.

P.S. - My brothers mechanic shop has had many "it's making a weird noise" comments from customers. Which turn out to be something rattling around in the trunk, or stones stuck in hub caps, lol. I think the worst was the "nasty smell" one. Turned out to be a quart of sour milk that slid under the back seat of a mini van on a hot day and started to leak. I don't think they ever totally got rid of the smell. It would come back on hot day when the van sat out in the sun, yikes!
A while back a Ford Ranger was written off by the insurance co after an owner left a fish in it for a week and it stunk the vehicle up to the extent it could not be cleaned:
Fish turns car into 'stink bomb' | Stuff.co.nz
 
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