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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-07-2013, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Finally BUZZ Free!

I simply couldn't take it anymore! I had the dreaded 4K rpm buzz, it sounded like the front end was coming apart. I did some reasearch on fixes that forum members have tried, and planned on attempting all of them in one swoop. I was surprised to find out that the instrument cluster made no noise when shaken, so I didn't open it up. I added basically weather stripping to all contact points and tightened some bolts that I found loose in the windshield. The outcome was a noise free ride in all gears at all RPMs! I did notice that the adjustment knob on the clutch lever makes a slight noise, but a little piece of tape wedged under it cured that as well. So thanks for all the posts and pics describing your actions to fix these problems, they worked like a charm!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2013, 08:02 AM
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It may come back slightly......... Seems like every year or so I hear a little buzzing and need to reapply some Velcro or something.

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The best solution I've found so far is - using the foam ear plugs from Walmart. When they're in, I can't even hear the CLUNK when I drop it into 1st gear!
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Ear plugs are good and save hearing. As one thread warned and I had no idea it was so serious.

A small amount of rubber air line under, or around odometer stops noise on 2010 and up. Also in a really good thread!

Some people love a good buzz! I don't!





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Today was the first day that I rode the V to work after the fix, and what a huge difference. Really lets you enjoy the ride, instead of focusing on what is causing the annoying noises! I'm waiting on the postman to deliver some goodies for the bike, I'll post some pics when I get everything put together.
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buy a crappy helmet and drive fast , cant hear a thing . haha . I noticed today a strange buzzing after I removed the water tank side cover yesterday , I hope it doesnt get any louder
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had the cover off today again so I put some thin weather tape between the panels , sounded quieter
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