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Old 02-08-2018, 08:37 AM   #16
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Yes, i have to take the bike to a tuner. Probably some time this month.
RTV is nothing more than a type of sealant, sort of like the stuff used to seal up bathtubs etc. In the automotive industry its used for a lot of stuff, often to seal engine cases and such, despised by many and cherished by some. You can get it at any auto parts store.

You do not need to take your bike to a tuner. Just visit Holeshot dot com and the plug and play stuff to deal with your tuning is right there. The people at Holeshot will even talk you through what you need to do. Unless you're trying to eek out every last measure of performance, it isn't rocket science and you do not need a dyno or tuner.

Keep it simple until you really get your bike ironed out and you gain more experience.

That is a really great bike you have, go slow and easy on the mods and go step by step documenting changes and how it performs for you. If you just start throwing stuff at problems you'll spend a lot of money chasing gremlins and might never get the bike the way you want it.
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Old 02-19-2018, 02:21 PM   #17
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So far i managed to get fluids changed(Oil & Coolant), valves checked, replaced air filter and bar ends on the bike. I am looking to pump RTV into clip ons. Should i just purchase RTV and fill the clip ons with it? How long does it take to get dry? Attached are a couple of pics of Clip ons i have on my bike.

Also I noticed a brake master cylinder on the clutch side. Any reason why people would do this?
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:26 PM   #18
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Do you have a res on the right side?
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:59 PM   #19
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Yes. I have a big one on right side and small one on left side.
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:21 PM   #20
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that's the fluid reservoir for the hydraulic clutch
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:49 PM   #21
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Is there benefit in having a hydraulic clutch?
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Is there benefit in having a hydraulic clutch?
You don't have to worry about a cable fraying and eventually breaking as has happened to me more than once with a cable-actuated clutch. But hydraulic clutches can have issues too, which I have dealt with twice on the Ducati ST2 that I used to ride.

I don't know if you've ever ridden a motorcycle from before 1980, but the ones that I used to own had cable actuated brakes - or maybe a rod for the rear brake. Hydraulic brakes are a big improvement over those too.
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Thanks everybody for your responses.

- The bike has aftermarket exhaust and cat has been replaced with a Y pipe. And the bike doesn't have a PCV. I am not sure if all these things make the engine vibrate more. But it is pretty bad.

I will weigh the bar ends on my bike and will probably go with the ebay ones and see if that fixes the issue.
My bike has aftermarket, etc.

You have a problem elsewhere. Check the front wheel balance and rear wheel balance.
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:25 PM   #24
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My bike has aftermarket, etc.

You have a problem elsewhere. Check the front wheel balance and rear wheel balance.
I will get it checked as i have to change my tires.

Question about RTV - Should i just buy RTV from a hardware store and fill the clipons with it?
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:23 PM   #25
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Light on the bars is best for the roads I ride.

Don't do anything till you get it checked out, something is probably loose.

If you then decide to fill the bars, forget the RTV. For maximum damping effect, find some lead birdshot (not steel bb's) and fill the bars with that. You won't notice a couple more pounds.
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I will get it checked as i have to change my tires.

Question about RTV - Should i just buy RTV from a hardware store and fill the clipons with it?
Yes, if they are aftermarket. Stockers are solid.

I think you're putting bandaids on something that needs something else. I've been around that particular bike enough to know that it's not a shaker and mover. If it's a built motor and they removed the balance shaft, it might be noticeable at high rpm. But honestly, it's something like a tire needing balancing.
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Old 04-13-2018, 04:42 PM   #27
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Finally figured out the reason for the vibration. Bad chain.

I replaced the chain and sprockets and the vibration is gone.
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