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Heat shield sound?

I've got a 2013 650. It has some type of heat shield vibration sound. I've checked everything that I thought would be the culprit but can't find anything loose. Anybody have similar issue? Maybe it's a loose baffle in the muffler? Sound happens during declaration.

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My 2009 had a vibration sound that drove me crazy. Found out it was the license plate vibrating against the license plate holder. I just put 2 blue license plate reflective bolts on the bottom portion of the plate...

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Two things come to mind, the exhaust system is somewhat popular for some of the fasteners to vibe loose on a Versys.

When I do oil changes, I check the header pipe nuts, then work my way down and check anything else that the muffler dangles from while I have my skid plate off.

Lastly, just this past summer I was riding home from a day trip and I could hear an odd sort of click-jingle-buzz on my Versys.

Then I felt something on my foot.

one of my driving lights had come loose and rotated downward on it's bracket into my boot while my foot was on the highway peg.



My own fault, I was riding home in the dark and hand reached down to try to pitch the light downward a bit so as not to blind people, and I should have stopped to loosen the Allen bolts.
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sometimes chain slack can generate similar noise...
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Appreciate all the thoughts-will check them out, thank you
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