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post #1 of 19 Old 08-06-2011, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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I haven't gotten used to...

The friggin' tank vibes on the 919. It's annoying. It's like I'm making a scrotum martini everytime I ride. (shaken, not stirred).
Handlebars have about average. Pegs are tolerable. But the tank!! Need to strap a memory foam mattress around it.

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post #2 of 19 Old 08-06-2011, 11:02 AM
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The friggin' tank vibes on the 919. It's annoying. It's like I'm making a scrotum martini everytime I ride. (shaken, not stirred).
Handlebars have about average. Pegs are tolerable. But the tank!! Need to strap a memory foam mattress around it.
Is the tank correctly positioned on the front frame mounting rubbers ?
And the rear holding bolt properly nipped up ?

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I would look at taking off the tank and repositioning it to make sure it is on the rubber mounts. I have no tank vibration what so ever. And this is the first I have read of a member with a 919 having it.

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Is the tank correctly positioned on the front frame mounting rubbers ?
And the rear holding bolt properly nipped up ?

Thanks for your input.
Yes, tank position and bolt were the first things I checked. Loosened, repositioned, and snugged back down. Also inspected the exhaust hanger, and engine mount bolts.
Oh, and the bike itself is smooth as butter, as far as the ride is concerned. Suspension is fine, new tires in balance, goes down the road without a worry. It's not a whole bike shimmy, just humming vibes up through the tank, juggling my boys. Certainly won't keep me from riding the darn thing.
I might just be too finicky.

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I would look at taking off the tank and repositioning it to make sure it is on the rubber mounts. I have no tank vibration what so ever. And this is the first I have read of a member with a 919 having it.
Thanks as well. I can always repeat that procedure, just to be sure.

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Well, first off you're complaining about a sexy lady juggling your boys. That's the first problem.

The second problem might just be your seat is pushing you too far forward (stock seat does this). Have you tried a different seat? My Corbin helps me sit back a ways.

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Just sit back a little bit more...the tank makes my man goodies tingle as well when I sit up against the tank.

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Well, my old GPz550 did this, always made me feel like I had to pee. So it literally shook the piss out of me. It took me a damn year to get use to it. I replaced the rubber mountain bolts to the engine and the tank, replaced the rubber on the pegs and to the seat. Nothing helped. I will have to agree with everyone else so far might be time to look at your seating position on the 9er.

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Perhaps you can find a tank bra and put some thin foam rubber under it to dampen your scrotal area.

This is my first thought.

The second is get a sex change.

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Check your VIN Number. If it ends in a "T" you may have gotten a special "Tea Bag" edition.

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No tank vibes on mine.


Check under the tank - there may be a cable incorrectly positioned that is touching he tank. Look for signs of rubbing on the underside of the tank.

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I'll check all of those things in the morning, take a ride, and report back. I'm 6'4, I can sit back on the pillion if I need to but, still feel the vibes in my knees. Guess I could get some highway pegs mounted up and ride it all splayed out, like I do on my VTX. Anyone make a rider backrest for the 919?


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I have no idea what you're talking about, never felt anything out of the ordinary on my 919. You want tank vibes, check out my XR650L!

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My 919 tank has pretty serious high-frequency vibe... more so at the extremity of the tank.

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can't say i have ever noticed a vibe in the tank I agree with Sbeau try any one of my thumpers.

I would be looking for something wrong if there was a noticable vibe in the tank it is rubber mounted on both ends should have next to zero vibes.

Common sense. So rare it's a god damn super power.
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Removed and repositioned everything this morning and for some odd reason, no more tank vibes. Thanks for the help, guys.

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LOL No problem!

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