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Irritating buzzing

Hey all. Am experiencing this irritating buzz whenever I am accelerating between 2k to 4.5k rpm, or somewhere thereabouts. I think I have all the screws tightened, and the sound seems to come from the front. Can anyone tel me what the heck is wrong and how to fix this? Thanks guys.
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Hope you cure your buzzing or consider ear plugs...
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Just tube it!

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Remove the windscreen and see if the buzzing is still present. I have a 2012 and when I removed the stock screen there was zero buzz. Once I replaced the screen with a MRA windscreen the buzzing was eliminated by about 80%.
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Hope you cure your buzzing or consider ear plugs...
I do use them religiously
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Remove the windscreen and see if the buzzing is still present. I have a 2012 and when I removed the stock screen there was zero buzz. Once I replaced the screen with a MRA windscreen the buzzing was eliminated by about 80%.
Am using a GIVI windshield now. Tightened the screws yesterday. Will continue to monitor for buzzing.
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If its 2010 or newer! Other stuff if older!

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If its 2010 or newer! Other stuff if older!
Any specific references on therads for 2010 and above?
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Any specific references on therads for 2010 and above?
Big -- Consider this an XMas Gift. I learned this from another forum member. Took me 10cents and about 1 minute to fix the buzz. Ever since I have been HAPPY AS HELL.

Let me know if you dont understand the directions.

Vibration/Buzz/Rattle sound

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Big -- Consider this an XMas Gift. I learned this from another forum member. Took me 10cents and about 1 minute to fix the buzz. Ever since I have been HAPPY AS HELL.

Let me know if you dont understand the directions.

Vibration/Buzz/Rattle sound

Will definitely give this a try!
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Tubing mine did nothing (2011). I've never fixed the buzz... so I just use really good earplugs and now the buzz is gone.



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If it's been buzzing for a long time, take the cowlings off and you'll be able to see where it needs some rubber pads.

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If this has not been covered, here's what I did to mine using just rubber pieces from a used inner tube rubber.

2nd Gen Buzz -- Fixed mine!

The result is 0% bezel vibrations for the last 4k km.

Present Ride: 2011 Versys Spark Black
Previous Ride: Kawasaki Ninja 250R 2008 Plasma Blue
My V's Farkle Log: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...214#post146214
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