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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 06-20-2018, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Default Strange rubbing/humming feeling in handlebars..

When I come to a stop sign, as I approach I use the engine to help me decelerate. As this is happening I get a weird humming/rubbing feeling in the handlebars. The vibration starts as the RPM's start to fall off. If I just use the brakes it doesn't seem to happen. My bike seems to run fine other wise. I just had the tire replaced in the back. Don't know if this matters or not. Thank you for any and all help =) Bike is in Sig.

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Dealing with a similar issue. Both tires replaced at the dealer. Vibration as I decelerate between 60-40 kms/hr. Havenít been able to get back to the dealer to get them test drive and give an opinion. Belt tension seems good. I can feel the vibration in the floor boards as well.


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I know you say belt tension is good but are you sure? I do wonder if alignment is off
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Time to get the service manual and check that, or get back to the dealer and get them to check it.


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Time to get the service manual and check that, or get back to the dealer and get them to check it.
You are better off getting the service manual and doing it yourself. Most guys run the belt with a little more slack than what is in the manual. There is a procedure but I doubt if most mechanics actually follow them.
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kinda reminds me a steering bearing issue i had on a Honda a couple of years ago.... as you ride the bike.. get up to about 30-40 let off on the throttle and very litle hang on to the handlebars.. if you get a wobble.. its the steering bearing. This was a known issue in Honda and some Harley but i have not heard of this on a VIC

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Iíve always thought this issue was a belt issue. I will report my findings once I dig into it with the service manual. If I was s betting man, I would say both our issues are belt related, not tire related.


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standing alongside you bike walk the bike into a curb. If you feel it kind of buckle then you have loose stem nut.
Look at the top of your belt do you see a shiny rub mark on belt. If so the belt is rubbing on the inside of the front sprocket cover
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standing alongside you bike walk the bike into a curb. If you feel it kind of buckle then you have loose stem nut.
Look at the top of your belt do you see a shiny rub mark on belt. If so the belt is rubbing on the inside of the front sprocket cover
Do you mean walking beside the bike and run the front tire into the curb? Sorry if this is a stupid question.

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