maurice

Nitrous
Joined
May 2, 2020
Messages
1,132
Location
Tucson,AZ
Ride
2020 R3 GT
I got a real good deal on a 2020 GT with accessories two weeks ago and finally got around to running it (after bleeding the rear brakes). I notice it seems to have a slight engine vibration when accelerating. The bike accelerates nicely but has that annoying vibration (like a Harley) that is not present in my 2014 Roadster. After researching, I found the first gen Rocket has a 1-2-3 firing order and the second gen has a 1-3-2 firing order (maybe the reason?). Anyone else found that annoying vibration when riding the new series Rockets?
Coming from a Honda vtx 1800, this seems smooth!!
 

maurice

Nitrous
Joined
May 2, 2020
Messages
1,132
Location
Tucson,AZ
Ride
2020 R3 GT
Have you seen the astronauts shaking when under the extreme acceleration of a rocket launch? Well, there you go....LOL
Honestly, what do we expect when we push that much weight with that much force....that's why it's so very cool.
I can hear the astronauts saying can't you make this smoother? Never.
Scooters are real smooth.
 

sonnie

.060 Over
Joined
Jul 20, 2020
Messages
150
Location
Blue Ridge Georgia
Ride
rocket 3 GT,
I got a real good deal on a 2020 GT with accessories two weeks ago and finally got around to running it (after bleeding the rear brakes). I notice it seems to have a slight engine vibration when accelerating. The bike accelerates nicely but has that annoying vibration (like a Harley) that is not present in my 2014 Roadster. After researching, I found the first gen Rocket has a 1-2-3 firing order and the second gen has a 1-3-2 firing order (maybe the reason?). Anyone else found that annoying vibration when riding the new series Rockets?
Yes, i have a pulsing effect at low accel speeds but it doesnt feel like a vibration ... It almost feels like a bad universal joint. Disappears over 3k.
 

Tripps

Retired superhero
Joined
Oct 9, 2010
Messages
9,346
Location
Florida and NY
Ride
R3T,Sprintona,K1200GT, Blackbird,r/65 hack
Thanks, now I feel comfortable about it. Guess it is just the characteristic of the bike.
Just be glad it's not a Moto Guzzi. My buddy lent me one while I'm up in NY, man, feels like it's not running on all cylinders, even though it is
 
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