Vibration

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Willyboy, May 31, 2016.

  1. Willyboy

    Willyboy New Member

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    Just got a 95 FLSTN. To me there is excessive vibration. A friend rode it and says it's not bad. Never had a HD with the rubber mounts so I don't know whats normal or not. Shouldn't it smooth out once your rolling ?
     
  2. jamesearl

    jamesearl Senior Member Contributor

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    I don't know about 1995 models,but all the softies now are bolted to the frame,no rubber mounts.
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I have a 92 softail yep it vibrates engine is not rubber mounted on the softail frame, making an informed choice of handgrips seat and footrests can reduce the amount of vibration felt by the rider but you will never get clear vision from the mirrors

    Brian
     
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  4. SledDog

    SledDog Senior Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Your 95 is not rubber mounted. As for it smoothing out, it depends on your speed and the gear your are in. Fin has it right. Grips and floor boards will make a big difference.
     
  5. Willyboy

    Willyboy New Member

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    yeah I misspoke about the rubber mounts. Thanks for the reply's
     
  6. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Need to compare apples to apples. Part of the character of a Harley is the shake. Check out the shake on a FLH at idle and once moving smooth as glass.....
     
  7. dolt

    dolt Senior Member Contributor

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    Softails prior to the introduction of the Twin Cam 88 in 1999 were not counter balanced and, consequently vibrate more than the TC88B motors even though both are hard mounted to the frame.
     
  8. Willyboy

    Willyboy New Member

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    I had a softtail standard 02. Traded down for a Bike for cruising. It had no vibration so I didn't know if the 95 was normal or not.
     
  9. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    With the advent of the Twin Cam engines, the Softail models were given the "B" engine that has counter rotating balancers built in. The Evo's had no balancers and the vibration was, ummh, well, Fin said it nicely.
     
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  10. dolt

    dolt Senior Member Contributor

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    It is normal for '95. Should have bought an FL; a stripped down touring model makes a nice cruiser.