Ridemalibu Motorcycle Rentals & Tours – Los Angeles CA
  1. Ciao Guest - You’ve landed at the ultimate Guzzi site. In SoCal? See the Service tab above for the best in service, tires, tuning and installation of our products or custom work. NEW REGISTRATIONS REQUIRE EMAIL ACTIVATION - CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER. ALWAYS TRY A SEARCH BEFORE STARTING A NEW TOPIC - AND PLEASE DON'T BE A DRIVE-BY POSTER: Most questions you may have are well answered on the Forum. As a common courtesy, check back if you are posting elsewhere on the web. There is zero tolerance on personal attacks and off-site links to other Forums or competing products. Note there's decades of Guzzi hands-on experienced help on this site, all whom give endless amounts of their time for free - be courteous. Also be sure to click on the Store link also above for our 600+ product inventory, including many of our 100% Made-in-house-USA GTM products and engine kits. We are still mostly a one man operation (not Amazon), so thanks in advance for your patience on orders. We do our best to get things out as quickly as possible, and we also aren't in control of things like customs & weather delays, etc. PLEASE refrain from emailing about your order Status, as you will get an email with tracking info when your order goes out; Email inquiries on orders slows everything down. Orders are currently being shipped once or twice a week. You can always sign into the online Store system to check the status. Please refrain if at all possible about emailing for an update; If you must ask for order info, please reply on the actual order email. You will get shipping info when it goes out via our online Store system (check your Spam folder), and if you want to cancel your order, please notify us direct email (do not post or use the Forum) and allow 7-10 business days for a reply BEFORE disputing the charge. We don't want your money if we can't deliver. Special order items are subject to a 15-20% cancellation fee. We cannot answer questions direct unless it’s about something on the Store or that you have purchased from us. We do NOT have a phone number - We are online only - Do not email and tell us to call you. You will find us highly responsive via email on the Contact page with any questions on our products (only). We appreciate the consideration, understanding and your business... past and future. Also be sure to see our GTMotoCycles.com custom BUILDS tab above.

Peg vibration over 4k rpm

Discussion in 'Small Block' started by guzzisti91, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. guzzisti91

    guzzisti91 Tuned and Synch'ed

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2018
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Villawood
    Good evening,
    Here i am once again posting about a problem. It's been a long time. Now, i'm planning on riding through the snowy mountains late january, & i have an issue - the pegs make my feet tingle at highway speed (100+ km/h) after about half an hour. I start feeling hard vibration during some spirited riding as well, but only after 4500 rpm wide throttle. My hands used to tingle as well, but after swapping grips and putting in some bar ends, the bars feel as smooth as a 4-banger.
    Now, i've noticed the footpegs are made of rubber coated hollow steel. Would swapping these for solid aluminium, say, pegs off a honda, trumpy or duc, do anything? Could a dirty upper engine cause this, perhaps?
    I'll also synch the carbs again just in case.
     
  2. vagrant

    vagrant High Miler GT Contributor

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Messages:
    613
    Likes Received:
    211
    Location:
    Gainesville, Ga. or Green Valley Az.
    you didn't say what year yours is. My 2015 Stone does have more vibes than I would like in the pegs at 5000 & up. My 2017 V7 special is much less and closer to 6000 RPM so it doesn't bother me. I would take an hour and go over every nut bolt and screw on it just to make sure nothing is loose. I went so far as to put some old bar grips on the foot pegs and some old short but fat and heavy bar end weights that I cast from lead myself on the bottom of the pegs. there is a threaded hole there for feelers you can mount them too. It helped some.
     
  3. guzzisti91

    guzzisti91 Tuned and Synch'ed

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2018
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Villawood
    It's a 2002. I'm also wearing Dainese Tempest boots when i ride, after my Redbacks filled with water after just 10 min in the rain. The redbacks had better rubber. Maybe i'm just noticing it more?
     
  4. V700Steve

    V700Steve High Miler GT Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2008
    Messages:
    707
    Likes Received:
    235
    Location:
    Atlanta area, GA
    Sync cables at where you ride most, 5000rpm would be best or 6000rpm. You can't do it at 3000 and expect it to be in sync at 5000
     
    john zibell likes this.
  5. guzzisti91

    guzzisti91 Tuned and Synch'ed

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2018
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Villawood
    Another factor is that the previous owners welded the left header pipe - creating a bit of a constriction. However, this wasn't a problem until i rode it to Port Kembla late last month. Things to keep in mind, i guess
     
  6. guzzisti91

    guzzisti91 Tuned and Synch'ed

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2018
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Villawood
    Ok. Just synched the carbies & found a whopping 80mm of difference! I last tuned them 3 months ago after noticing black smoke, but, i discovered the balancer itself was out of synch with the bike switched off, so i adjusted the needles & tried again.
    The idle is now at 1100, & both have the same reading. That, & the rear of the airbox was wedged open.
    Solid, weighted pegs from the bike shop next door cost around $300, but if this fails, i'm gunning for the pegs
     

Share This Page