I bought a gorgeous looking Blue 2019 V7 III Special new and and never been pleased with two things:
1 - Vibration through bars at all speeds and worse around 3500 rpm
2 - Rear Brake is completely ineffective
It has only 1300 mls on it and I recently took it to a dealer for an annual service (oil change !) and asked them to check both items.
Their response was that they all vibrate and the brake is known to be useless …
I bought this bike without a test drive of the model as I had previously had a 1980 T3 and my friend had a 6 yr old V7 which he loves.
All the reports indicated that this was a nice, comfortable and almost vibration free bike which is not as I have found.
Has anyone had the same issues and had an improvement somehow ?
Any advice (apart from selling it which I am near to doing) will be welcomed.
Aluminium bars will absorb a different frequency to a steel bar.
A Renthal 754 from www.bandcexpress.co.uk may resolve or move the problem to a rev range that is less intrusive. I know one rider that is pleased with his on his V7ii.
you need to run it in
its done no miles and is tight
my breva was like that, also rev it hard, its not a harley davidson they thrive on revs
mine took until about 6k to loosen up and the vibes moved up the rev range
The bars really shouldn’t cause an intrusive vibration, have you ruled out rough running or as above it needs miles to loosen up.
Anyway, a friend of mine with an early BMW XR, notorious for vibey bars, cured the vibes totally by gluing a hefty amount of lead shot (still available?) inside each end.
The rear brake could be as simple as lever adjustment through to different pads
It seems that I need to just use it and review later after more miles have been put on it …
I was more concerned that something wasn’t set correctly e.g. valves or fuel mapping and wanted that sorted before the Warranty runs out in November 2020 (as it’s actually a 2018 bike not 2019 as I mistakenly entered) but that seems unlikely now.