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Old 09-18-2009, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default Woman/Bike Vibration/Health Problems

I am a lady rider putting on 25,000 km in a 3 month period. The vibration is causing me serious health problems - enough that I have been advised not to ride or change bikes. I ride a 2008 Harley Heritage Classic. Has there been any other women out there who have experienced the same? I love my bike and dont want to change it for another. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-18-2009, 03:27 PM   #2
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I'm not a doctor, but I watch House sometimes on TeeVee and I have a glass dry-erase marker board. Whatever is wrong with you has nothing to do with motorcycle vibrations. It makes no sense at all. Find what the real problem is.
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Old 09-20-2009, 11:44 AM   #3
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Are you trying to amass data for a lawsuit?
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Old 09-20-2009, 12:31 PM   #4
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I'll go with the "its not the bike" answer Ken spit out (look im following!1!)

Personally I'm not supposed to ride bikes due to back problems (still do from time to time, it hurts) But its not because of anything on the bike. My problem was dirtbike and mountian bike accidents. has nothing to do with the vibs the bike makes. Maybe the bike makes your symptoms worse but what could bike vibs do to hurt you?


If your serious and want a bike with less vibes, what ever the reasons look for more cylinders. No its not full proof but ill bet the vibes from a 750 4cylinder will feel less obtrusive to you than a 1800cc twin.
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Old 09-20-2009, 12:55 PM   #5
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"look im following!"

Ok, there is following me and Seruzawa is one thing, and then there is following Ken. Don't do it!
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Old 09-20-2009, 02:02 PM   #6
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You're right i might go 'Klazy' myself!
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Old 09-20-2009, 02:14 PM   #7
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You're right i might go 'Klazy' myself!
Right off the cliff!

Is it just me, or does the idea of motorcycle vibrations causing "health problems" seem pretty ridiculous? If we were talking about having a jackhammer jammed into your abdomen for 8 hours a day, or maybe some pain in the wrists after 1000 mile trip, maybe. But these days bike hardly vibrate at all! Maybe the cure is a pyramid shaped helmet or copper bracelets.
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Old 09-20-2009, 02:21 PM   #8
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Right off the cliff!

Is it just me, or does the idea of motorcycle vibrations causing "health problems" seem pretty ridiculous? If we were talking about having a jackhammer jammed into your abdomen for 8 hours a day, or maybe some pain in the wrists after 1000 mile trip, maybe. But these days bike hardly vibrate at all! Maybe the cure is a pyramid shaped helmet or copper bracelets.
I'll bet the more likely "cure" is a large out-of-court settlement. But I'm just suspicious by nature.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:33 PM   #9
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The vibration is causing me serious health problems - enough that I have been advised not to ride or change bikes...Any suggestions?
Yes. Suck it up, or follow your doctor's suggestion. Not sure how many other options you see in the scenario you presented. Seriously, though, if you're having that bad of a problem, respect yourself enough to love your physical well-being more than your bike.
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:21 AM   #10
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Just buy a StreetGlide and call it a day. You'll still be riding. You'll have less vibration. Any doctor that is telling you to stop riding is not a rider and is doing so because their beliefs are "motorcycles are dangerous." Get a second opinion.
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