What’s the vibration like, overall?
My Buell is a thumper as well, and it’s like sitting on a paint mixer when I’m idling. Things in the mirrors look like impressionist paintings. It smooths out once you get past maybe 2000 rpm (I’m guessing, as no tach). Not that I mind…once I got used to it, I barely notice it anymore, except when things shake themselves loose (like the odometer knob did the other week…).
Just curious if foreign thumpers are better mannered than my domestic…I have a feeling they probably are. I too get backfires occassionaly, but to me it goes with the unruly nature of this sort of engine.