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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Loose/Bouncy instrument Panel on VT700?

I have a 1985 VT700 and I've started to get annoyed by a constantly bouncing/giggling instrument panel. The Black bushings that are on either side of the place where it attaches to the bike (photo below) seem like they are in fine shape and the bolts are tight that hold them on... But going down the road the whole thing bounces and it even makes noise when it hits the handle bars... Is this a common problem? How have other people fixed it? I have a microfiber wedged in between the bars and the cluster for now in order to dampen the bounce.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 01:56 PM
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Mine does it too. They are rubber mounted which us good for the meters, but get bouncy with age. I did the same thing with a foam piece stuffed down into the gap.


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What if you throw some extra washers under the rubber letting you get the nuts tighter


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What if you throw some extra washers under the rubber letting you get the nuts tighter


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My gorgeous wife's VLX does it too. Gonna try the extra washers.

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I would think it would work, it should pull that extra slack out and pinch it down tighter. My 86 VT700C has the rubber mounts but doesn’t have that issue


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I'll have to pay more attention to mine. I haven't noticed mine moving at all
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-14-2018, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the tips! Added a new grommet and some washers, got it real tight and added a little dampening with some pieces of pipewrap underneath the cluster... Thanks all!
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Awesome!! Happy to hear that


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