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Old 05-13-2010, 04:40 PM   #11
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Well, hmm, horribly;
The only other motorcycle I've ever ridden was a cbr650 and the mirrors were usable? haha... I've had more experience w/ four wheelers, snowmobiles, and I can never feel the vibration on them going up my arm at an idle, and I'm not sure why they've even included mirrors on the bike as I can't see what's behind me when they're going 200mph faster than the bike anyway...

It may need a tuneup.. It only has 950 miles on it and I had it serviced at the recommended 500 miles but nothing since.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:50 PM   #12
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Is it new with that low of miles? If its not new, sounds like a carb cleaning is in your future.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:43 PM   #13
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Try packing the bars with BBs. Also, switch the grips to the old school spongey superbike grips. The two things will set you back about $15.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:11 PM   #14
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Well, hmm, horribly;
The only other motorcycle I've ever ridden was a cbr650 and the mirrors were usable? haha... I've had more experience w/ four wheelers, snowmobiles, and I can never feel the vibration on them going up my arm at an idle, and I'm not sure why they've even included mirrors on the bike as I can't see what's behind me when they're going 200mph faster than the bike anyway...

It may need a tuneup.. It only has 950 miles on it and I had it serviced at the recommended 500 miles but nothing since.
Sounds Normal EX-500 Same-Same.

That bike is essentially unchanged since 1986, and completely unchanged since 1993 - when they adjusted tuning a bit and ditched the rear drum, and changed-up the wheel style.

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Old 05-22-2010, 04:22 PM   #15
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Sounds like your bike is up for some maintenance
your bike should also get some chain lube when you reach 1k miles

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Old 05-22-2010, 04:43 PM   #16
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Hey, there are a few things you could do to prevent this, and that is to warm up your hands and wrists before riding.

You should start by rubbing your hands together to get the blood flowing. Next you should massage your joints in your wrist and knuckels. Then rotate your wrists in a circular motion first to the right and then to the left. After that you should bend your wrist carefully back and then forward.

You could do this before, during and after your ride.
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