Author Topic: CARBERRY ANTI VIBRATION PLATE  (Read 255 times)

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hpwaco

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on: May 24, 2021, 06:45:04 pm
Got a Carberry plate "kit" on ebay which included the plate, gasket, "fitment tool" AND MAGNETO PULLER for a little over $100.   Along with free express FedEx shipping   Arrived in less than a week from India.   Now to find the ambition (almost 80) to install it on my 14GT in hopes it will lesson the band numbing vibration.


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Reply #1 on: May 24, 2021, 07:26:44 pm
I've spent most of my life making things more comfortable or easier to use. I can't say the carberry plate doesn't work because it does, however the effect is rather small. If the vibe are too bothersom I would rather consider one of those new counterbalanced bikes, the trade off may not be all that heavy on the wallet.
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Reply #2 on: May 24, 2021, 09:20:15 pm
I'm wondering if you may have already attempted the far less demanding, but often successful, commonly tried "folk fix" of loosening up the engine mounts and head steady just a bit, running at idle a few minutes, with maybe a little fast idling, and then retorquing everything back down to spec. This often ameliorates really excessive vibes by helping allow the engine to center itself a little squarer in its mounts and more comfortably. How many miles are on your Conti? If fewer than a couple thousand on the clock, I would definitely recommend trying it.
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Reply #3 on: May 25, 2021, 01:19:36 am
Tried the loosening the engine mounts with much anticipation but no satisfaction.  Also the it will improve after 3k miles didn't happen either.   Figure my engine was built on a Monday before second cup of coffee and crank is not true.   Oh well bought it for the looks/style not performance.   


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Reply #4 on: May 25, 2021, 03:05:24 pm
Well it's a fact you can get those Monday morning and Friday night jobs.


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Reply #5 on: May 28, 2021, 10:49:59 am
Fit two head steady brackets, a couple of high tensile bolts and really wang them up, then go for a ride and notice the difference.


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Reply #6 on: May 28, 2021, 02:34:00 pm
Well it's a fact you can get those Monday morning and Friday night jobs.

BMW used to specialize in them.   ;)
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Reply #7 on: May 30, 2021, 02:23:50 pm
That was probably because people did not know how to set the carbs or injector bodies up and they used to shake like wild stallions.


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Reply #8 on: May 30, 2021, 08:33:06 pm
Symmo - did you take any pics of of this double-head-steady lash up?
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Reply #9 on: May 30, 2021, 10:22:43 pm
Symmo - did you take any pics of of this double-head-steady lash up?

Wild Bill (ride with warro) did a video about installing the Hitchcock's double-sided adjustable head-steady a month or two ago. It shouldn't be too hard to locate on his channel, especially if you are better at it than me.
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