I dug deep into the spedometer for my own sanity and resolved the "baby rattle" noise that was driving me crazy. See pictures. If you gently pry the tachometer needle off and use a flat head screwdriver under the plastic plate you can view almost everything, unfortunately this didn't uncover any thing. As a last resort I took out the dremel tool and cut away the top right corner of the plastic that encases the LCD. Still didn't see anything, and rattle still persisted. However; as I was shaking it, and thankfully I held it just right and the noise stopped. For some reason if you pinch the top and bottom towards each other it must snug up the LCD in some way. I took some gorilla tape and a screw for good measure and wrapped the tape which applies pressure "simulates pinching the top and bottom of the spedo" and problem solved. I think I had to cut away all the plastic for it to flex enough and create the solution. I know this is a bold move and you risk breaking the spedo doing this, but my sanity was on the line!
Combine this with the straw idea around the pushbuttons, the weather stripping in various spots and I finally have a quite ride, even with the givi windshield on, I once again love my Versys. Hopefully all the pics load!
I did almost the same thing, except i didn't cut away any material, i found that the source of this buzz was a little clear plastic peice behind the lcd screen. you can barely get to it through the plastic surrounding the backside of the screen. my guess is that it is meant evenly distributes the backlight for the lcd screen. all i did was let a little superglue drip in the holes in the plastic speedo housing (where the back side of the LCD screen is) then i just held it so that the glue would run along the edges, seems to work pretty well. and my guess is that they were supposed to be held on from that factory and maybe the glue holds on some bikes and not others. it seems like a hard job, but it really wasn't, if i had to do it again i would guess it would take about less than an hour from start to finish. most of that would be spent removing and installing the speedo on the bike.
did the Mod today to remove the Buzz.....took it one step further though.
I noticed that the speedometer unit was just sitting in the case with no padding or support. I went to THD and bought 18 tiny O-Rings that fit the screws perfectly and tight. I put them on each side of the speedometer before putting them into the case and securing it.
Whether this helps any more or not.....I don't know, but I read some other posts that people were convinced that the OP mod didn't totally work and they thought something else was rattling behind the plastic case. Figured I'd give it a go. Works so far ......hopefully both mods will last and I won't have to crack open the case again.
I'd like to add that I have the best looking Versys and will be posting pictures tomorrow after I take a few
Life is short, a midget told me that.