I carefully double checked every nut and bolt on the bike over the weekend and started doing some experimentation.
Firstly I went and test rode a brand new Bobber with 350 miles on the clock.........and it did the same!! (all be it to a lesser extent....)
So, all I can assume is this is something the Bobber does! and if someone, somewhere can explain to me what I'm feeling, I'll walk/ride away happy!
During my tests I discovered something very interesting - the feeling through the pegs only happens when the engine is running. I rolled down a bumpy hill a couple of times with the engine off and couldn't feel anything. Engine running on (both in gear and out) same bit of road - feeling is back.
I'll try again to explain again (before you all click away bored with a bloke who obviously has 'issues'!
If you could just indulge me here. Please, next time your rolling at walking pace in a carpark, stamp down hard a few times on one of the footpegs. Either that or ride slowly over a bumpy patch of road, preferably on a slight bend.
What do you feel? - something through the pegs that feels like something almost 'sprung' moving about/wobbling. i.e. Stamp hard, oscillations of wobble at greatest, second or so later oscillations have diminished, then gone?
It's there (on both bikes) not in my mind, and it brings me back to the mechanic at the dealer who said 'they all feel like that sir' (but couldn't explain why). If it only happens with engine is running implies it's not suspension components but something that changes when the engine is running - gearbox/clutch/injectors/airbox
So WHAT THE **** IS IT?!?
p.s. I know many of you probably just want to write something like 'just enjoy riding the f*cking thing you ****!' I understand, but it's really affecting my enjoyment. I'm reasonably mechanically savvy/sympathetic and an unexplained vibration/movement or noise really bugs me.
Almost at the point of getting in touch with Triumph themselves.....