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Mine vibrates like crazy near redline and I can really feel it at slower speeds. From what I understand this is pretty normal for a single cylinder design. I like it to keep it around 7/8k myself most of the time.


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Have you checked that all of the engine mounts are tight? The usual thing to do is to loosen and re-tighten to torque specs the engine mounts, one at a time.
 

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Have you checked that all of the engine mounts are tight? The usual thing to do is to loosen and re-tighten to torque specs the engine mounts, one at a time.


No I haven't checked them specifically. I did have some work done on it fairly recently so I'd be surprised if that were the case. You never know though... maybe something worth investigating.


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depends what you mean by 'vibrates like crazy'..
as our engine design produces good smooth harmonics for a single
[see link, scroll to 'engine performance']
designing includes tuning for less vibration at preferred rpm/speeds..
thus target revs would be for 6krpm rather than redline..
even riding position including relative tension of muscles will result in
different levels of vibration entering sensory nerves thus brain..
even gripping bars tightly, thus wrists/elbows/shoulders tightened
will cause sensitivity to vibrations compared to relaxed control..

check tyre pressures, chain tension, rear wheel alignment, jsonders
engine bolts, any other loose fasteners.. have another motorcyclist
test ride it for comparison, otherwise take it to a honda tech..

http://www.hondanews.com/releases/2011-honda-cbr250r-press-kit?l=en-US&mode=print
 

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depends what you mean by 'vibrates like crazy'..
as our engine design produces good smooth harmonics for a single
[see link, scroll to 'engine performance']
designing includes tuning for less vibration at preferred rpm/speeds..
thus target revs would be for 6krpm rather than redline..
even riding position including relative tension of muscles will result in
different levels of vibration entering sensory nerves thus brain..
even gripping bars tightly, thus wrists/elbows/shoulders tightened
will cause sensitivity to vibrations compared to relaxed control..

check tyre pressures, chain tension, rear wheel alignment, jsonders
engine bolts, any other loose fasteners.. have another motorcyclist
test ride it for comparison, otherwise take it to a honda tech..

http://www.hondanews.com/releases/2011-honda-cbr250r-press-kit?l=en-US&mode=print


Yes pretty much meaningless in the sense of being relative to the rider. Never felt like I was going to damage anything and never stopped me from bouncing off the limiter. FWIW I don't notice at highway speeds just slower. Mostly I was just commenting that I could understand why someone would be nervous about revving so high.

My Kawasaki z125 is much smoother by comparison but admittedly I have not tried the Grom.


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There are also resonance harmonics to consider.

Usually, it is an add-on item that does this, but, if any of the fairings or such is not tight, you may get the problem from the original bike.
 
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There are also resonance harmonics to consider.



Usually, it is an add-on item that does this, but, if any of the fairings or such is not tight, you may get the problem from the original bike.


Yes definitely resonances at specific rpms.

My first car had a heat shield that was a wee loose and would vibrate and specific rpms.

Ideally I'll be able to get a semi functional garage space to be able to do some more wrenching.


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meaning, or meaningless, depend on subject, object and observer..
original two members concerns on vibration may cover a wide
range of possibilities.. sense of stability incl movement or vibration
include anything potentially influencing center of gravity
of rider and motorcycle..
sometimes motogp techs change or eliminate vibration
by adjusting the seat,, thus moving rider mass forward
slightly over front end..
some road riders keep arms straight with muscular tension,
forcing their c of g rearward, thus influencing other body parts
and positioning.. which may seem meaningless at first sight..
 

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I don't want to be the person to provide you with bad news but I think it's time to upgrade. Something with good power. Something like the NC750x, Versys 650, F800GS or anything in the group of bikes or go big and get a 600rr hahah
Anyway I think your stuck between a rock and a hard place.

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Yeah 6th, but to keep up with traffic on a 130km/h road, I'd be going about 140-150 indicated speed
I usually do 125km/h indicated. With that I still have some reserve power for overtaking a vehicle that is just that bit slower than me. There is nothing more embarrassing than trying to overtake a car at full throttle and then hit a slight incline and not having enough power to finish the overtaking.>:)
Happened to me once therefore I'm now keeping some reserve power.:grin2:
 

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I'm a new rider - got my first bike, 2012 tri-color CBR250R last week, and I've been riding it everywhere I can. I am also scared to rev the engine above 6,000 RPM, because it gets so loud, and sounds like the engine might explode! I know that it's just the nature of a high-revving engine - what I can liken the sound to is when I first drove a Honda Civic Si; I was scared it too might blow up...

I know it's ok to take the engine all the way up into its power band, but I suppose I need some reassurance from you guys that it's fine. The bike is mechanically sound, with zero issues, and around 8,200 miles. I'm not looking to go fast right now as I'm still learning - but I feel like I'm short-shifting each time I ride. I'd appreciate your input and advice!
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Try ear plugs. Most serious riders won't ride without them. I wish I had started when I got my first bike in 1976.
It did take awhile to get used to them (the quiet), but after that, I couldn't snap the chin guard on my helmet shut without them. That would remind me!

It is mostly about wind noise, and it will damage your hearing!

Have fun, wear all the gear you have, all the time, and get the gear that you don't have.

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Agree, take note of this
 
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