Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Silver City, NM
Loud Buzzing Getting Worse
I took my '11 on an 80 - 90 mile loop yesterday, over a variety of highways and all was well....for the most part. (still a little shaky and cautious but sure was enjoying laying into those S turns) Slowed down coming into town and could hear a buzzing noise. OK, it was dark, park the bike and come back to it in the morning.
This morning I fired it up to run some errands and the buzzing was louder. By the time I got around to looking at it, it was loud enuf to cause concern.
You know when you're trying to force a transmission into gear without using the clutch ?? The edges of the gears just touching makes a distinctive grating noise - just before things break. This sounds pretty much in that category but with "plastic gears," so to speak.
All the instruments read steady and solid, so not a speedo cable or the like. I pulled the stock windshield out from under the Lip, fired it up and revved the engine. Buzzing was right under my nose, so I reached down below the instrument cluster housing and started pushing and pulling - gently - at things.
When I lifted up on the instrument cluster the buzzing stopped. Let go - buzzing again. Everything I could reach seemed tight, considering it's all mounted in rubber. Before I tear into it and f**k something up, has anyone gone thru this ?? I've been reading on forums over the last few weeks until I'm nearly cross-eyed but haven't seen anything on a topic like this.
Coming home tonight it was much louder and I'm getting - have gotten - concerned.