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post #1 of 12 Old 05-04-2008, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Fairing Buzz...

OK... I looked all under the fairing and I cannot nail down which connection point is making the buzz.

Another thread made mention of a fix - this drives me nuts, any chance someone can snap a pic of the culprit so I can ride in quiet (relative at least) this week?

Ordering my doohicky kit, new rear shock spring, brake pads from multisurface MC today.

Next week is Doohicky weekend. Got my tires in also, going to drop them off for a mount and balance, cleaning the chain...pretty much what we call motor stables in the Marines... The bike is down until I get it to where I know it is good to go.

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post #2 of 12 Old 05-04-2008, 04:04 PM
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In between your guages and the fairing, you will see a black piece of plastic that covers your headlight. This cover is held on to a bracket by hex head screws, 8 or 10 mm. One on each side. This cover is the culprit. It sits very close against the fairing. Remove the two screws and place the foam or whatever you want to use along the top edge of the cover between the fairing and cover. You will probably notice a line on the fairing itself frome the vibration.




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DX, you nailed it.... man that buzz drove me nuts until I figured it out.

I ussed some rubber tubing as well as foam.

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[QUOTE=DXKLR;33766]In between your guages and the fairing, you will see a black piece of plastic that covers your headlight. This cover is held on to a bracket by hex head screws, 8 or 10 mm. One on each side. This cover is the culprit. It sits very close against the fairing. Remove the two screws and place the foam or whatever you want to use along the top edge of the cover between the fairing and cover. You will probably notice a line on the fairing itself frome the vibration.

On my way to the garage right now!

Thanks, this was what I needed!

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Glad I could help .

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post #6 of 12 Old 05-04-2008, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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OK - I has some sheet rubber from my woodworking stuff, put it under the bolts and in the front of the cover...

Ride in tomorrow to work will tell...

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The main thing is that it fits good and tight against the fairing, so as not to vibrate anymore. That should work, unless the rubber under the bolts doesn't allow as good a tight fit as possible.

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There is another location. On my 07' directly above the horn, the top screw that holds the plastic cowling rubs on the tubing. Took me a month to find that one.

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Hmmmmmmm...kewl, I'll check that spot out too....thanks for the info.

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post #10 of 12 Old 05-05-2008, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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It moved the vibrations UP to about the 55mph range/rpm... Used to be in the 35-45 mph/rpm range.

So I have the root cause, now I need to find the best fix.

What if I moved the black cover BACK from the fairing? A few SS washers would create an air gap there and preclude the buzz also.

Thanks again, this was driving me nuts lately.

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