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Cowling buzz

Decided to glue some bicycle inner tub on the bike to help prevent cowling buzz. It really just changed the frequency at which this occurs. I now only get loud noise between 4-5K RPM. So far I have only been able to eliminate the cowling buzz by removing the left and right cowlings and dash top piece.

No other bike I've ridden has this annoying issue. What gives?
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So...I add an annoying vibration also. I fixed it thanks to this forum.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=15840

I bought the green tubing from Amazon for like $3. It took like 20 min to apply it but it works perfectly and looks badass. Honestly, even if it didn't work, I liked the look so much, I was gonna leave it regardless. Give it a go. Good luck.
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So...I add an annoying vibration also. I fixed it thanks to this forum.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=15840

I bought the green tubing from Amazon for like $3. It took like 20 min to apply it but it works perfectly and looks badass. Honestly, even if it didn't work, I liked the look so much, I was gonna leave it regardless. Give it a go. Good luck.
+1 I tubed mine too! So easy! I used black vacum hose, just on the round part upper and lower. Worked like a charm, never looked back. Looks like part of the bike!

Two wheels just tube it! I would not glue anything?





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I tried the tubing all around the instrument cluster, but found it popped out alot around the top. Then I put just one short piece, about 3 or 4 inches long, under the round part of the cluster. Holds secure and seems to have the same effect of reducing, if not fully eliminating, the buzz. Cheap n Easy.

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I've tried the tubing... still have this annoying buzz.

Lately it's really starting to bother me. Pretty sure some weekend soon I'm going to strip this bike down to the frame until I find an eliminate the source!


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