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post #1 of 10 Old 05-31-2012, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Vibrating cluster

Hi guyz,

This is my third 919, all of them had the cluster vibrating while riding, especially at low rpm.

This one is, however, worst than the 2 others, so I'm wondering if any of you have ever done anything to stop avoid this vibration.

It's no big deal, just annoying.

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Sure. Replace the cluster with aftermarket gauges. ;-)

Change your gearing to 17/44. That cuts down on vibes a bit.

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Sure. Replace the cluster with aftermarket gauges. ;-)
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Change your gearing to 17/44. That cuts down on vibes a bit.
Had done that to my 2 other bikes and still, there was a little vibration...

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If I remember correctly, there is a bundle of wire running into the gauge cluster covered in a plastic wrap. The noise I had was the plastic wrap vibrating against the gauge housing. It was a PITA to find and get to but any kind of rattling makes me nutty.

I've also had loose bolts on the windscreen. Could be either, or both, or something completely different. Good luck.

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any kind of rattling makes me nutty.
I'll second that! I've often wondered if some of that vibration noise isn't coming from the grill on the radiator. There is so much free play in mine, I can't imagine its not some of what I hear when cruising at low RPM. I would like to try to shim it with something, but not sure what to use that would withstand the heat.

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I'll second that! I've often wondered if some of that vibration noise isn't coming from the grill on the radiator. There is so much free play in mine, I can't imagine its not some of what I hear when cruising at low RPM. I would like to try to shim it with something, but not sure what to use that would withstand the heat.
heres what i have done to combat the vibes from the front end (around the 6k rpm range).... all to no avail.

1. RTV silicone on the radiator guard.
2. RTV silicone on the metal ring around the glass of the headlight
3. Electrical tape on the lip of the headlight housing so the headlight itself fits REAL snug.
4. taped up all wires in the headlight and made sure they dont vibe against the plastic housing.

I think theres something else but those are the main ones... none of em have gotten rid of the really REALLY loud vibe noise at 6k rpms.

Now your saying that the wire loom going into the guage cluster is the culprit? HMM i shall have to take a look at this.

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This may sound odd but my vibes came from my heat shields and found another that was from the right (facing forward) hex bolt that holds the rear cowl to the subframe.

Another nasty vibe that buzzed I found to be was my key ring on my key...

And if you aren't holding the clutch in, sometimes it likes to rattle at stop signs in neutral...

I may not have a lot to say but it doesn't mean I don't listen.
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Thanks everyone.

I'm not impressed by myself. I first tightened the 2 screws behind the cluster and it cut more than half the vibration.

I will try the other advices you gave me this weekend. I sold my KTM because I couldnt live with all those rattles, cling-cling and engine noises, I'm not gonna accept that from a Honda thats for sure!

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Thanks everyone.

I'm not impressed by myself. I first tightened the 2 screws behind the cluster and it cut more than half the vibration.

I will try the other advices you gave me this weekend. I sold my KTM because I couldnt live with all those rattles, cling-cling and engine noises, I'm not gonna accept that from a Honda thats for sure!
wait, what? motorcycles make noises?

ah.... the bliss of being Deaf

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you also have to remember that the 919 being naked has no fairings to muffle noises.

That being said the vibes i have at 6k are something and i will find it eventually haha.

But all in all... its much better than a ducati that sounds like its going to fall apart idling.

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