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post #1 of 16 Old 08-21-2011, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Vibration absorbing boots ??

I love my 919 ... The only thing is the buzzy pegs over 4500 RPM. Anyone have suggestions on riding boots that would help to absorb the vibes. I wear alpinestars shoes for everyday riding.

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mabey try dr. scholl's gel inserts into your shoes

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I tried and not a significant change

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I tried and not a significant change
Gonna have to take it to the next level


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Those would be nice but may pose some problems with shifting.

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The 919 doesn't typically have buzzy pegs. Check your engine mounts.

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The 919 doesn't typically have buzzy pegs. Check your engine mounts.
Would an exhaust make a difference on buzzy pegs? I noticed more vibrations after swapping exhaust from D&D to Delks, wonder if I shot my mounts in the process trying to pry the old exhaust off (is that even possible??)

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Mine can be buzzy, with my 900rr setup. It is usually only if i wear shoes with a thin sole or something like that. Its not an issue at all with boots.



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mine isnt buzzy, but my rear pegs can be. (you can see my other thread)

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I don't know if they are buzzy compare to another bike... since this is my first bike. But I will check for engine mounts and maybe try to clean, adjust and lube the chain to. But i don't think it is a unusual buzz since a couple of 919 owner experience this.

I saw a couple of boots with a vibration absorbing foot bed. Anyone have a opinion on this or actually have that kind of boots.

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Go ride a twin or a single, and then get back on your smooth 4 cylinder, that'll fix the vibration problem.

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Try something like a MX or adventure boot with a thicker sole than the typical street boot.

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Watch how much pressure you put on the rear break if you go with something much thicker. I've tried the Thor 50/50 MX half boot and those didn't really help much. The tabs broke off after a month too, so I can't recommend them. Luckily the place I got them had a 60 day guarantee.

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I don't think many people are riding their 919 long distances because otherwise the vibration complaints would be more common. I can ride an hour or two without any concern. When I rode 1000+ miles in a day for my Iron Butt ride the vibrations were very challenging. I moved my feet around a lot to try and counter the vibes but it was mostly no use. I scuffed my stock foot peg paint up pretty good on both sides. Thicker, winter gloves did help with the handlebar vibrations.

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post #16 of 16 Old 08-28-2011, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for the comments guys. I think i'll try boots with thick soles next summer and see how it feels!

For the buzzzzy 919 here is what i've done so far: Manic Salamander bar ends, dampens almost all the vibes., I put foam pads under the seat where it touches the tank and the frame, No more vibes from there.

Hope it helps someone...

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