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2010 buzzing - partial solution & looking for your input

I got my first service (at break in) done on the weekend. I mentioned guage cluster buzzing between 4500-550 RPM. The mechanic put in a rubber dampner kind of thing which many on this forum have done. PLease see the pic. The buzzing was gone completely!

BUT, the buzzing has now transfered to 3500-4500 RPM and it is more annoying than before. It is so annoying that I am tempted to take the rubber thing out and live with the older buzzing becasue it was less noisy than it is now. If I press the entire cluster down with my hand quiets down the buzzing. Irrespective of where on the cluster I put pressure, as long as the entire cluster gets pressed down, the buzzing goes away completely.

Any suggestions to troubleshoot this further.
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There is a whole lot of work done on Vib by members here and hope the below link will be of help:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ight=vibration

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Hey datawiz2012, if your willing to take the time and remove all your plastic and put spounge type tape around wherever anything touches and right around the cluster and I also put extra washers on all the screws it really helps or just crank up the ipod
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I just read a post yesterday and will look for it. the buzzing can be from the white speedo/tach plate under the glass, it was on mine, another member did a great tutorial on it.

edit: The white face plate seems to be the problem for me, here's the fix:
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=6904

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Thanks for the suggestions. Looks like a winter project

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I like the way you think, winter project! Wear earplugs and ride while you can! But do read the threads on killing the buzz, there are a variety of solutions, some probably work on the '10 too.

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I like the way you think, winter project! Wear earplugs and ride while you can! But do read the threads on killing the buzz, there are a variety of solutions, some probably work on the '10 too.
I do also have it on my close to new 2010, and just like you if I press the gauge down it vanishes! now getting some time to go through it all is a different issue altogether! lol
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Let it buzz for awhile, then take it apart and you'll see marks where the buzz is taking place. I just glued pieces of inner tube rubber to all of those points. and the buzz is gone.

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I took out the rubber thingy the dealer put in and of course the 3500-4500 RPM rattling noise is gone. I only get a harmonic buzz around 5K RPM which I can live with. On highway riding, I don't even hear out.

@ttpete: I think your idea is different. I will most probably go this way if I ever look into fixing it becasue the harmonic buzz isn't too bad at all.

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