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Old 02-07-2011, 03:19 AM
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Default Re: Reducing Vibrations at High Speeds.

Originally Posted by 2door View Post
Do not mount the motor in rubber. This has been discussed here over and over. By doing so you are NOT eliminating the source of the vibrations but simply isolating it to the mounts and the mounting fasteners. It is not a 4 stroke Harley, or a Honda, or a Chevrolet or a Cadillac. It is a 2 stroke, single cylinder engine that will produce vibrations.
I wish I known this earlier as when I tried using rubber, it just felt too thick and stiff for me to really think it would dampen the vibrations; front studs snapped.

I'm currently using cut outs from an old thick mouse pad I had; will see how that goes when I get a chance to do another good long ride.
So far they felt good when I did a quick test after putting my bike together again to make sure I've fastened everything correctly and it was all working.
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