Change your oil...brand that is
Depending on what you use, i would suggest trying other oils. I was using Torco blend since my dealer gives you free oil for 90k when you buy a bike from him. The other day i decided to go back to mobil 1 V-twin like i used in my speedmaster. Well sir, the bike has better response, is quieter, and a lot smoother. In fact, i didn't realize it till on my way home today, but my footpegs which used to vibrate proably more than my bars are now almost completely vibeless. Seriously...considerable benefits just from going to a different oil. It's been said M1 bike oils have changed thier formula and are no longer full synth even tho it says full synth on the bottle. But since mobil lost thier law suit against castrol for using the term synthetic, any oil can now be called that so they may have just adopted the "if you can't beat em, join them" attitude in order to compete. (full is much more expensive to make) But it still says it, the rep I called said it never changed, and it works freakin' great to be sure.
Anyways, point is, try different oils. I won't just say try M1 because i'm sure some others are as good. And maybe you already use a great oil. Seems to me it could be that the oil may be the difference between the varying opinions we see on vibes and who knows what else. But i think this is worthwhile info because these are the kind of things many will often never realize and not reap the benefits. And now that triumph recommends and uses castrol, and oil that is regarded generally as one of the worse, it's possible a lot of triumph owners may benefit by trying M1 or something other than what your bike came with. I must say i'm pretty thrilled with the bike's performance right now.
By the way, this is the kind of thing that always gets me flamed here. Please refrain, i'm just trying to help.
Last edited by dazco; 07-25-2011 at 09:53 PM.