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ARRRRG! Cowling buzz

2011 V, cowling buzz started right at 430 miles.

Oh well, if I close my visor, it goes away.

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2011 V, cowling buzz started right at 430 miles.

Oh well, if I close my visor, it goes away.
You might want to check all the fasteners and make sure they are snug.
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I will check. Thank you. The cowl is attached with push rivets.

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Yup, that's about right for the most common buzz...stick some rubber where the bit over your instruments meets the bit over the headlight...some disassembly required (or get it warranty fixed)
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Yup, that's about right for the most common buzz...stick some rubber where the bit over your instruments meets the bit over the headlight...some disassembly required (or get it warranty fixed)
Thanks mate. I may try the warranty idea, just to see what kind of song and dance I get from them.

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the silver bit around the headlamp buzzes on mine
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The buzz on my 2010 took about 750 miles. My dealer fixed it with some insulation foam around the clocks without any argument at all
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good morning,

the buzzing on my new 09 er6-n is unbelieveaaaably LOUD, even with a full face helmet....1000-5000 rpm....going in today for the 600 mile check up...will let the dealer look at this issue....viberates bad enough to scratch the paint on the light cowling with the MRA VNB windshield(twisted throttle)...i have checked(to my ability) all the fastners, screws, etc.....it stops when i put my hand on it ,,,,,,,,,,,,

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I am desperate, this buzz is really annoying! i ve made the straw fix on the odo, but the buzz is still there, i ve checked all the rivets, screws, put rubber and/or insulation/cork almost everywhere, and the buzz still goes on... grrrrrrrr... any new idea? i cant find where the buzz is originated but it really pisses me off, if i cant fix it i will definitely sell this bike! my last ride was a BMW GS and no vibrations whatsoever! i miss her...
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With 2670a miles I have the buzz. Will see what dealer will do.May get dealer to put in a 44week or 43Ta on while there.
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My 2010 developed a buzz, found that the right side tank plastic has a little "plug in" clip that wore away due to vibration, wrapped that in electrical tape and quiet as a mouse now
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I fixed my cowling buzz quite easily. I simply fitted one of these...

http://www.dan-moto.com/er6-versys-6...6htsudogoo1mk7

Cant hear a ****en thing anymore!

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My 2010 developed a buzz, found that the right side tank plastic has a little "plug in" clip that wore away due to vibration, wrapped that in electrical tape and quiet as a mouse now
Same here. My right side tank cover vibrated LIKE CRAZY! I suspected the rear mount that pushes into a grommet, but didn't have any way to check it. I fixed it by covering the inside of the panel with a material like Dynamat.


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i fixed that problem with black foam tape on my 09 V.
There are lots of threads to help with this problem.
My buzzing was at the headlight center tab.
Take off the two fender sides and inspect were the headlight joins at the center. your problem might be there in the center tab of the headlight.
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I fixed my cowling buzz quite easily. I simply fitted one of these...

http://www.dan-moto.com/er6-versys-6...6htsudogoo1mk7

Cant hear a ****en thing anymore!
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I will check. Thank you. The cowl is attached with push rivets.
1) I replaced the plastic rivet thingies (on either side of the IP) with SS metric hardware and rubberish washers and a that helped a lot.
Looks much nicer too IMHO!
2) Felt padding at the alinement tabs (where the black IP surround mates with the tank plastics) helped even more.
3) more felt at the very front of the cowl (where they "DON'T" meet) helped too.
(all materials courtesy of ACE hardware).
Pretty darned quiet now though i may do the SS hardware thing for the one pair of plastic rivets that hold the black plastics in place under the fairing/cowl (middle of bike below tank ) too.


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Yup, that's about right for the most common buzz...stick some rubber where the bit over your instruments meets the bit over the headlight...some disassembly required (or get it warranty fixed)
+1...this "fix" stopped the buzz in my '09.

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i fixed that problem with black foam tape on my 09 V.
There are lots of threads to help with this problem.
My buzzing was at the headlight center tab.
Take off the two fender sides and inspect were the headlight joins at the center. your problem might be there in the center tab of the headlight.

Yep thats where mine was...

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Ear plugs will fix the buzz too


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