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Angry Instrument Cluster Buzz

Ok Gang...I've foamed, padded, screwed and siliconed all the fairing parts and have narrowed my buzz to something deeeep inside the instrument cluster...Took that out and tried to get to the source but it seems some unsoldering would be required...So MY QUESTION: Has anyone had their cluster replaced under warranty because of this friggin buzz? The buzz lives somewhere behind the tach needle...
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-21-2009, 03:45 PM
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Hmmm... first I've heard of an internal buzz. You may have discovered a new source.



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Wouldn't the hemisperical end of a ball peen be better?
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if you use your framing hammer on it will you be able to tell what was buzzing when you get in there. just wondering????
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I remember reading an earlier thread on here of someone who had found the buzz inside the instrument cluster, but can't remember where I saw it, seems like they said it sounded like a ball rattling inside.
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I remember reading an earlier thread on here of someone who had found the buzz inside the instrument cluster, but can't remember where I saw it, seems like they said it sounded like a ball rattling inside.
I remember the thread you speak of and I would assume that it was on this forum, but I couldn't find it easily. I have never heard such a noise (either it isn't happening on my bike or my hearing is already poor enough that I do not notice it).
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sometimes there is a plus to getting old and not hearing those high pitch noises! To be honest, I did have the buzz at my instruments. I was able to fix mine with the foam tape in front of the cluster and behind the farrings. I get alot of noise from my helmet, so I don't notice the clunking transmission or the gas tank venting noise.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-22-2009, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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Cool Buzz Repair Tool

Here's a pic of my "soon to become BUZZ repair tool". Mine isn't brand new anymore...But its still a DeathStick and probably can "fine tune" that buzz
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Seems there have been some instrument clusters replaced under warranty, due to failure of reset or function mode buttons. There may be a bit of plastic broken off inside, that could rattle or buzz internally.

Might want to check all the functions on yours.

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I wonder if a can of DAP window caulk (minimal expanding) might fix this? Or maybe some stick-on wheel weights?
I've just recently gotten rid of all my buzzes....kawi isn't real great at fit and finish.
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Not a bad thought Tomla...Its not a loose piece of plastic, its something that is attached on the ass end of the tach needle between the face and the circuit board...I just can't figure out how to get the circuit board off the back without really making a total mess out of it...If I screw it up it's 500+ to replace, so maybe a little injection of DAP will do it I just hope it doesn't screw up the mech that operated the tach needle...

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I remember reading someone sealed the two halfs of the cluster assembly with silicone to prevent air leaking into cluster assy. and causing the buzzing.
I'd try this befor the bfh.
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