96 Yamaha XV 535 Virago discussion forum: RE: front end vibration, review of bike
RE: front end vibration, review of bike
fluff said 2012-10-29 00:44:36
Hi thanks for the reply, I have discovered a slow puncture or deflation of the back tyre and that it is nearly bald, so needs a new one. Thing is annoyingly, this front vibration through the handlebars was not present for the first couple of weeks,
it did backfire and cough and splutter for a while, this happens less frequently now though, started getting vibes through the seat and pegs now as well, the thing is have been avoiding the garage as I am not sure i shall keep the bike, my beefs with it are as follows:
the forks extend a bit too far out for me making it a bit of a pain to turn tight corners with...the weight of the bike although low down also becomes a pain to tug about when stationary or slow manouvers..and it is heavy to push about being a 5\´2 woman, you cant lean the bike round corners very well as you cant get ur kness round the tank or counterstear as well as you should, with the angle of the bars, you kind of feel disconnected from the front of the bike..
(yes it did tip over on me on a camber, and yes it was my fault for touching the front brake) but my point is I couldnt stop it, and even more to the point pick it up again!
the handlebars are in the most ridiculous and uncomfortable position! And at a stupid angle,, This ensures that you can neither straighten up or lean over, leaving you sitting like a hunchback, so after a long ride your back and shoulders hurt...
no petrol gauge or reserve, and its a bit of a petrol guzzler
The exhaust! what heatsheild? and why put it right where your going to put your leg down? Two pairs of pants melted already... oh yes and the back brake connection comes apart, thats when the exhaust isnt trying to melt the cable! Ok I shall stop moaning, i bought a cruiser type bike which i dont think I\´m suited to so there you have it...
Good points, better mention them!
low and comfy seat, can get both feet on the floor, the throttle wont give you a nasty surprise, very smooth, the bike is stable and secure in windy conditions, it isnt twitchy and erratic, yes it is good for novice riders that like cruisers, shaft drive, no chain! It looks and sounds good..
Hmmmm, shall i invest money in trying to sort the problems, front suspension, probably valve clearances carb cleaning out etc etc etc
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