Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Oak Harbor, WA, USA
I have been experiencing a good bit of plastic buzzing from my fairings for as long as I can remember, at idle it was pretty noisy, but was pretty quiet when on the road. It always sounded like it was coming from the dash area when I was sitting on the bike, and could never figure out what was doing it. I was fiddling with the bike out in the garage the other day, and had it idling, it was buzzing away. I got off the bike and was trying to figure out what was vibrating so much, so I started pushing on different places on the fairing, when I pushed on the front lower section just behind the front tire, it stopped. I took the fairing piece off, and discovered that it was rubbing/vibrating against one of the radiator hoses....strange.. It had actually worn a spot on the back of the fairing, and started to wear into the hose. Not to the point I would worry about the hoses integrity, but wear non the less. The PO had dropped the bike pretty hard on the left side, but other than a few scratches and cracked plastic, the bike seems to be OK, anybody else experience that front fairing piece rubbing on the radiator hose? I attached a piece of self adhesive foam to the back side of the fairing, and now no buzzy vibro noise at idle anymore...
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1979 XS1100 (gone)
1986 VT500 Ascot (gone)
1972 Honda 500-4 (gone)
1961 Lambretta (way gone)
1962 Allstate Compact (gone but not forgotten)
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