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Offline Garn

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Removal of balance chain TX500
« on: September 18, 2019, 03:24:25 AM »
I seem to have have read a while back that, you can run the TX500 without the balance weights turning in opposite direction to the crank!
Meaning running with the balance chain removed.
Anyone heard of this and what is the consequence regarding vibration with this out of balance running?.
I realise it's a four stroke motor and the pistons are 180 degrees apart.

Any comment?
Kawasaki Z1, Z1A, Z1B, Z900-A4 and TX500A
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Offline dave835

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Re: Removal of balance chain TX500
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2019, 03:27:35 PM »
    Garn
 I tried this very experiment at and the bike was very snappy in acceleration , but the vibration was incredible ! The needles on the
gauges literally disappeared from 6000 to about 9000 rpm , they were shaking so fast . The buzzing in the bars was intense , very fatiguing , and I would not recommend it .


                                                                 Dave

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Re: Removal of balance chain TX500
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2019, 10:34:35 PM »
Thanks Dave!
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Re: Removal of balance chain TX500
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 04:43:32 AM »
It is funny to read this. I ran numerous bikes with the balancer removed. Even some without a flywheel for racing. Minimal vibration.