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post #1 of 7 Old 09-03-2018, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
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Right foot peg vibration

Hi everyone,
I recently bought a GSXS1000F and I'm in love with it... However, after doing 5000km, I have some concern about the vibration I feel, specially in the right foot peg.

After ~5000rpm, maintaining highway speed, I can notice a constant high frequency vibration, specially in the right footpeg. When doing mountain roads, this is almost unnoticeable, because the rpms are changing all the time, however in the highway, maintaining ~130km/h, after a while this is very annoying, and makes me feel tired very quickly.

The vibration comes from the engine, as it disappear if I just press the clutch.

I saw other users who changed the foot pegs for rubber ones, but before doing that, I'd like to know if this is something to be expected...

I bought the motorbike almost new (only had 1500km), and it has an after market slip on exhaust, which I could even blame (maybe a missing rubber washer...), but I'd like to know about other users, if they feel this as well...

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I am assuming it's all stock except for the can.
Do you have the Suzuki exhaust can to see if that changes it for you?
Inline 4's have a natural vibration at around 4000 and and again at 8000 RPM's. So nothing unusual there.
Over corrected suspension sag makes vibration worse, as the engine vibrations energy end up being smoothed by the springs front and rear. Notice how Hoggly Dogglies' front handle bars bounce all up and down at idle?
I suggest your bike needs an engine tune of the throttle bodies, TPS that sort of thing and that is not due for a major service if you come to a dead end.

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I bought a pair of these Puig Sport Footpegs and they surprised me by the reduction in vibration. I bought them mainly to clean up the look and was not expecting any other benefits, but I noticed on my first ride that they do reduce vibration, and are supper comfy.
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Thanks for the responses.

I plan to review sag settings in the next few days (when it stops raining around here) and install the missing rubber washers in the exhaust, I hope to feel a difference after that, if not, I will go to the shop and ask for a review, after all, it's on warranty...

I also have the original can, so I could also test that to make sure...

If it turns out it is expected and I am over sensitive about it, then I'll start looking into changing foot pegs, those Puig ones look quite nice!
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I'm happy to say that it is now fixed

The problem was the piece of metal that covers the exhaust pipes and the catalyzer. The way it was installed was... really crappy, just one of this holding it against the spring in the pipe.

https://www.gsxs1000.org/forum/attac...=37076&thumb=1

https://www.gsxs1000.org/forum/attac...=37078&thumb=1

Of course, this was creating vibrations... After removing it, I made a 300km trip just to try all possible scenarios and it looks like it's fixed!!
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I'm happy to say that it is now fixed

The problem was the piece of metal that covers the exhaust pipes and the catalyzer. The way it was installed was... really crappy, just one of this holding it against the spring in the pipe.

https://www.gsxs1000.org/forum/attac...=37076&thumb=1

https://www.gsxs1000.org/forum/attac...=37078&thumb=1

Of course, this was creating vibrations... After removing it, I made a 300km trip just to try all possible scenarios and it looks like it's fixed!!
Hi,

Are you saying that the ring (in your picture) was hitting the cover? And you removed the ring piece?
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Hi,

Are you saying that the ring (in your picture) was hitting the cover? And you removed the ring piece?
No, the ring in the picture is what was holding the cover (the spring was through the ring, and the ring attached to the cover). I removed the entire cover, which was only attached by a screw and that ring.
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