Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northern New Jersey
So far it looks like every model (even the new ones) will eventually develop a SUPER ANNOYING buzzing noise.
This is from some of the plastic bits bouncing off the headlight fixture. Depending on the year will depend on the exact cause.
However, there are a lot of posts on how to fix most of them. Like many others, I was able to fix mine with a $2 piece of foam/furniture pad that you stick between the plastic fairing and the headlight fixture.
If you can get over that, its freaking awesome.
Like others, I have really turned my bike into more of a sport tourer.. Adding a larger windscreen, side bags, topcase, hand guards, and 12v power source. Making long rides and camping a dream.
Its funny - I always look at getting other bikes... but then I get on the V and say "This thing is freaking awesome".
Givi Tall Windscreen, Givi Top Rack and Case, Givi V35 Bags and Mounts, Givi QuickLock Tank Connector+Bag, Oxford Heated Grips, Nuvi 550 w/ Ram Mount, Barkbusters Full Wrap + Storm, Motowerks Flatfoot, Spools and Tank Protector, Bobbed Fender, Grip Puppies, 12v SAE Socket, Packjack, Airhawk 1 (med), Scala Rider G4, Contour Roam2
Next Stop: 44Tooth Sprocket (To be installed)