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Old 11-02-2012, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2004 shadow vlx. The front end seems to buzz in certain rpm ranges. As soon as I get up in the rpm range it stops. Only happens below 25 mph. Everything seems fine mechanically. It particularly sounds like the headlight might be rattling, but everything is tight there. Any ideas or experiences? Might also just be our craptastic roads.


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Old 11-02-2012, 08:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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mine does it too. speedo tends to rattle a little in the bracket, the swivel cover on the fuel cap has started rattling too. I think VLX's in general especially in the low rpm range since the vibration from the engine is more pronounce in that range.
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aggrivates me too, but I have decided to say screw it and just ride it. If not, I'd nit pick the thing to death (which I tend to do 99% of the time.)
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That's what I figured it might be. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who has experienced it.


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I had always thought my rattle was further forward, but the other day realized accidentally it was the gas tank.
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I learned that my vibration is from the wire-harness cover on the front left and right of my frame. It buzzes just right at high speeds.
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