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post #1 of 19 Old 08-14-2008, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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So the fiance tells me that when accelerating onto the highway, the vibrations through the rear footpegs are actually painful. Anyone else ever hear something like this?

It also appears that she likes the 9er as much as me. I don't get to go out on rides alone anymore. Whenever I am going for a ride, seems someone else is always suiting up to come along. Guess this one isn't really a complaint. Rather she'd be this way than anti-bike.

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post #2 of 19 Old 08-14-2008, 06:28 AM
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So the fiance tells me that when accelerating onto the highway, the vibrations through the rear footpegs are actually painful. Anyone else ever hear something like this?

It also appears that she likes the 9er as much as me. I don't get to go out on rides alone anymore. Whenever I am going for a ride, seems someone else is always suiting up to come along. Guess this one isn't really a complaint. Rather she'd be this way than anti-bike.
What kind of shoes does she have on?

Get her a good pair of boots with gel inserts.

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Tell her its from to much seat time and She needs to let the rear foot pegs get folded up once in a while allowing the vibration to work it self out! lol...

I'm having the same issue with riding together. I've had to resort to going out at night after the kids are in bed if I want to get some alone time with the bike. Don't get me wrong, I love going on rides with her but I also enjoy the solo rides.

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my recent ex complained that the bike vibed in all the wrong places...course her ex-husband rode a harley so she was damaged goods already

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my recent ex complained that the bike vibed in all the wrong places...course her ex-husband rode a harley so she was damaged goods already


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She usually wears boots so it beats the heck out of me. She said it was a "painful tickle."

After riding with me so much she wants her own bike. This could be a great way to get myself some more toys.

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I had the opposite problem with an lady friend in college, she used to beg me to go for rides all the time; she "loved" the vibration. Believe it or not, you can hear a woman moan with the wind blast at over 90mph. "Faster, faster" she would yell! Oh the memories...........

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my woman has no problem with vibes in her feet, but I make sure she always has good boots on before riding.

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I wonder if some sort of rubber bushing could be fitted where the pillion steps mount that would take out the vibrations? I need to experiment with this...

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Good riding-specific boots with thick rubber soles should help this problem.
On the other hand, starting her out with the MSF and her own small bike could be the beginning of some tremendous good times together.

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My wife likes the vibes too... she even gives me the thumbs up when i turn it up a little. I was putting new plugs in it one day (the bike you sick freaks), and she asked me what that does... i said well it will reduce the vibration a little and make the bike run a little more effcient. and as soon as the part about reducing the vibration came of my mouth she said, "Noooo, why would you do that?!"

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I was wondering why my wife is always pestering me to take her for a spin on the 9er.

Now I know.

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my woman has no problem with vibes in her feet, but I make sure she always has good boots on before riding.
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I ride 2-up with the wife a lot, even "bike pool" to work, never heard any complaints.

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Check for a broken exhaust mount or anything loose that could be making the vibes worse.

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Tell her to shut up.

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I also have a passenger that complains the pegs end up hurting her feet when we go on long rides...never thought it was the vibration, just that she should be wearing some good boots. Can anyone here recommend some good women's boots for riding? (for her, of course! )
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She usually wears boots so it beats the heck out of me. She said it was a "painful tickle."

After riding with me so much she wants her own bike. This could be a great way to get myself some more toys.

Its funny she calls it that ! My wife cant stand riding HDs due to that ! Has she tried some gel inserts in her boots ? That may be a good/cheap damper ?
As for boots, my wifey likes her Alpinestar SMX+s -

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