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post #1 of 13 Old 04-14-2016, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Loving my new KLR, but...

I picked up my new 2015 KLR on Saturday and am having a blast driving it around and getting used to it. I think it is a great motorcycle and will serve me very well exploring Colorado. A few days ago a buss or vibration noise appeared from the plastic dash piece to the left of the Tach. I have tightened all fasteners I can find there without removing the dash and fairing all together. At certain RPMs it will buzz and if I press my finger on that piece of plastic it will stop but I have not figured a way to get it to stop completely. Anyone else experience this? Am I getting a little to anal?
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Common issue with KLR's. I don't have the new model but my 2004 does the same. I think the new model in similar in that you can put a piece of foam or weatherstripping behind the fairing some how. I seem to recall someone recently commenting about this.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

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post #3 of 13 Old 04-15-2016, 10:28 AM
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My 15 did the same thing. Unrelated I removed the windshield to adjust the level of the headlight as its was way too high from the factory. Funny thing, the buzzing stopped. Then I had a rattle later on in the same area. Come to find out it was my clutch lever. I took some slack out and it was gone.
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Speaking of adjusting headlights, I have yet to ride mine at night. I may need to take a look at the headlight aiming to see if it's correct.

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Most of us found it too high. It's a very easy adjustment.
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Thanks, I will need to look at mine as well.
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Headlight focus/adjustment is supposed to be done by the selling dealership Prior to delivery to the first purchaser!
It is on the Yellow "customer copy" of the delivery sheet, did they even give you a copy??

This is how 'I know' a bike was purchased from a 'cut-throat/cut-rate' "Dealer-ship"! Adjustments Not Completed!

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Good Morning. I had the same issue with the buzz on my 2015 KLR650. The fix was to slip a 4 inch long piece of foam pipe insulation in between the windshield and the top of the dash. Works like a charm. I cant post a photo until I have 15 posts but as soon as I can, I will put one up. Have a great riding weekend.
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My '09 too.

After making sure we have all the grommets, and bolts snugged well, it's
time to start cramming rubber objects, tubing, foam rubber balls, etc, etc
back there until it shuts up or gets tolerable. I too, run rubber between the windshield
and dash gap.

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Good Morning. I had the same issue with the buzz on my 2015 KLR650. The fix was to slip a 4 inch long piece of foam pipe insulation in between the windshield and the top of the dash. Works like a charm. I cant post a photo until I have 15 posts but as soon as I can, I will put one up. Have a great riding weekend.
Put up a post with the link to the picture and I'll fix it so it displays.

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