I'm getting a bit of vibration which starts at about 25Mph. Put the bike on the centre stand and revved it up and the hole frame seems to vibrate, can't seem to pinpoint exactly where its coming from, seems to be around the cylinder head area, Is this normal?
Going to do some further investigating tomorrow i.e. tighten up the nuts and bolts etc.
I would say (and hope!) its the tyres, as my belt exploded into a million bits at 2008 mls, 3234kms. Belt changed I still get the vibes. Got a replacement belt und warranty from TIBS and a spare for £18 from avsco, so I'm ready for next time. The bloke from TIBS told me they last upto 10000 mls, less around town, more on straight rides, mine was just a bit short of that! Replacements were chinky's again unfortunatley, would prefer a Gates Rubber next time, worth paying a bit extra.
On the variator the are vanes that draw air in through a vent in the cover, to circulate and exit at the rear to help with the cooling, even so mine does get quite warm and it does smell of rubber too. I got concearned when I first got it but was re-assured this is normal, and even in hot weather it do'snt seem to get any worse. I do carry a 10mm tube spanner, screw driver and a socket that will undo the variator, plus a spare belt, I think it would at best be possible to change it at the side of the road, at worst a recovery company should be able to fix if I cant, its not much worse than changing a car whell really.
Glad you found it, yes these belts are loose while at reast. These things arte tightened up at the factory to nigh on rediculous tensions, I undid mine with an impact driver, but on replacing the belt I did it up with a socket handle, I have kept an eye on it and so far no probs. Thats not to say my cunning plan of being able to undo it at the road side will work! I hope I dont have to find out!Also the direction of rotation is in the ' doing it up' direction. Got that shocker changed yet?