Last edited by GeorgiaRoller; 08-15-2011 at 10:18 AM.
Giddyup109 and myself tackled my motor mounts tonight. First, I want to thank Bobby for the great write up. It made go pretty easy. My bike has 41k miles on it. What we found is half of the mounts looked brand new and the other half were completely warn down to metal. Inside my swingarm is perfect and there is nothing noticeable on the bike that would make me think they were bad other than the vibration.
On a less serious note, Giddyup109 and myself went on a nice 30 mile ride. I am actually in love with my 109 again. I have it for sale currently on craigslist. Now, I am rethinking it. The shakes that I was getting....mostly gone. It is very very smooth, just like the day I bought it. I actually not explain how excited I am and how much difference it did make. I believe if you have 10k on it, you are to the point to at least check. 20k it is definitely time to have it done. I had 40k and I wish I had did it 20k ago.
got me convenced Im doing it with the harder ones
08,M109R2[250 Dunnie, PC3, stebel air horn, K&Ns, flame mirrors, debaged, gutted pipes, suzuki engine guards, piaa hyperwhite headlight, back off modulator, gipro atre, front motor mounts, debeavered, Kuryakyn Iso Grips, Factory Pro star kit, G-Man shifter bushing, Guardian Bell, Catch can mod....... more to come
I picked my motor mounts up from the dealer today, along with some exhaust gaskets. I should have them in by the weekend, if I can motivate myself to get up early enough before work to get them swapped out.
On other thing we found was when it was time to put the left foot peg bracket on (shifter side), no matter what we tried it would not align up to put both bolts in. I loosened up the motor mount bolt so that bracket could move a little and we put the jack right on that. It lined right back up and then we were done.
Mine was the same way. Wondered if I did something wrong or if the frame was tweaked a little. Glad I'm not aloneOn other thing we found was when it was time to put the left foot peg bracket on (shifter side), no matter what we tried it would not align up to put both bolts in. I loosened up the motor mount bolt so that bracket could move a little and we put the jack right on that. It lined right back up and then we were done.
I think it can be done without removing the motor but need to remove the secondary drive assembly. Plus the exhaust so there is enough room to twist the motor. Oh and the air box so you can lift the motor high enough. While your at it maybe the battery box for a little extra room. Ahhhh, the he// with it. Just remove the motor. That's why I don't want to do it til fall.
I did mine this morning, with 33,551 miles on the bike. I guess I really didn't notice the vibration as much. But, now that it's gone, I can feel the difference. Took me about an hour to do mine. I also put in some exhaust gaskets. Apparently, whoever put the Big Shots on forgot to put the gaskets back on. When I switched over to the side burner, I got a really bad decel pop. I thought it was cool at first, seing flames popping out of the exhaust. But now that's all gone. I'd say the motor mount swap is a lot like the 160/60 front tire mod. You can't really explain the difference. You just have to do it to feel it.
Last edited by gottattooz; 08-18-2011 at 12:19 PM.