Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
Color: Sparkly black, whatever kawasaki call that.
She's (not) giving me Good vibrations.
Another annoyance with the Vulcan is a rattle as I go up through the rev range, and at above 70mph (and sometimes 60, going into a headwind) which sounds like a sympathetic vibration (reverbration?) of some part or other rattling at certain revs.
I looked up some old postings on the subject and one said to put some rubber strip under the speedo bezel. I've done this with car door trim and although greatly reduced it still makes an annoying buzz at certain revs. I've also tightened the engine bolts one of which seemed a little on the loose side.
I've ordered some different sizes of rubber strip and I'll go over the whole bike to make sure there's nothing which can rattle. The noise sounds like it's coming from the tank area but trying to track it down while riding isn't so easy.
Has anyone else had/cured this problem with their 900?