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Nebie cyclist got caught in the rain. Downpour, caught without rain gear, in middle of nowhere and high wind. Good experiance and a couple lessons learned.

Now my radio doesn't work and a funny "sounding" vibration when I go thru the gears. Anyone have any suggestions with either one of the two problems? Maybe the radio for now as I know the funny vibration sound is going to take a little investigation. Maybe I'll start with the fuses, huh!
 

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When I ride in the rain, seems something electrical doesn't do right for a while. Usually dries out OK in a couple of days.

Tell us more on the vibration. Going straight, in turns, at what speeds? Feel it more in handle bars, foot rest, seat?
 

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gunny said:
When I ride in the rain, seems something electrical doesn't do right for a while. Usually dries out OK in a couple of days.

Tell us more on the vibration. Going straight, in turns, at what speeds? Feel it more in handle bars, foot rest, seat?
Well this is going to be a hard one to explain. There no actual vibration, that I can feel, it's a sound of something vibrating. I don't really notice any driving differance except for "maybe" the air filter "may" be clogged making the sound. I've owned the bike for a month and don't know when the last time it was changed. I noticed several times it "lugged" during acceleration slightly and then kept accelerating.
 

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If you open the fuel tank, is there a loud woosh? I'm thinking a clogged canister. Seems I remember seeing the lines disconnected.

Check to make sure that the correct ones were disconnected as the canister was still in place.
 

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If you open the fuel tank, is there a loud woosh? I'm thinking a clogged canister. Seems I remember seeing the lines disconnected.

Check to make sure that the correct ones were disconnected as the canister was still in place.
That might be a good place to start. Thanks once again Dan
 

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Sounds like maybe your 2 problems might just be 1. Could it be one or more speakers making the vibrating sound? I hope so.

Loren
 

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Sounds like maybe your 2 problems might just be 1. Could it be one or more speakers making the vibrating sound? I hope so.

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Can't really get to checking things out untill monday. I'll check the radio and make sure it's off and test drive it. Thanks
 

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wa1200lt said:
Sounds like maybe your 2 problems might just be 1. Could it be one or more speakers making the vibrating sound? I hope so.

Loren
Your were correct! My problems were only one. The radio dried out and started working and I don't hear the "vibrabtion" sound. Took her for a 20 mile test drive and all is well!
 

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Great news, Ron! :dance:
 

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RonHolly said:
Well this is going to be a hard one to explain. There no actual vibration, that I can feel, it's a sound of something vibrating. I don't really notice any driving differance except for "maybe" the air filter "may" be clogged making the sound. I've owned the bike for a month and don't know when the last time it was changed. I noticed several times it "lugged" during acceleration slightly and then kept accelerating.
EXTREMELY RARE for the air filter to clog.....Never heard of it at least...

Glad you dried out!
 
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