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post #1 of 7 Old 07-07-2018, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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strange buzzing vibration from fairing?

Brand new 2018 KLR that at 2500-3000 rpm there id an anoying buzz/vibration that sounds like it is coming from somewhere in the fairing. I've checked and rechecked all screws and bolts and everything seems to be secure. Am I alone in this or do any of you guys also have buzzing plastics?
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-07-2018, 10:41 PM
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It's a KLR. If it's not making rattles, buzzes, clatters, worry.

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post #3 of 7 Old 07-07-2018, 11:49 PM
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I’ve never noticed anything out of the ordinary on mine.
Since it’s new, dealer should take care of it.

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post #4 of 7 Old 07-08-2018, 10:28 PM
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I added a KLRDash to my 2018, upper and lower, and have some farkles mounted to the upper dash. Occasionally, I'll get a weird 'buzz' that I figure is related to this mod. But it might be something else. LOL. My advice is, if you go a few hundred miles without ill-effect...forget about it. You can certainly spend the time diagnosing the sound. Depends what your time's worth, and how anal you are. Chances are after a few hundred miles, if you don't notice any failure, you're ok.

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post #5 of 7 Old 07-09-2018, 08:49 AM
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Mine buzzes when something is loose. Check around again. A bolt may seem like it's tight but at a funny angle. Have you taken anything off recently?
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-13-2018, 11:06 PM
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My new 2017 left-over is doing the same thing. I rode it 70 miles home and then took the wife out for a local ride later that evening and noticed the buzz then. Need to check bolts and such for tightness anyway so hopefully I find whatever has loosened and developed a buzz.
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-14-2018, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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My new 2017 left-over is doing the same thing. I rode it 70 miles home and then took the wife out for a local ride later that evening and noticed the buzz then. Need to check bolts and such for tightness anyway so hopefully I find whatever has loosened and developed a buzz.
Mine developed it at about 150 miles or so. Ive been through everything and everything is tight.
It's been driving me nuts for about 3 weeks now, but since it's probably just cheaply fitted plastic somewhere I guess I'll have to put in my earplugs and learn to ignore it.
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