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post #1 of 11 Old 03-06-2017, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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loud noise from instrument panel over bumps

I have a 2014 V2. Lately when I hit a good bump I get a loud bang or knock. It is not in the brakes or suspension. I think it is something slapping around in the instrumentation cluster under the wind screen. Much louder if you apply brakes when going over rough pavement. Any one else? IS there a known issue? If so is there a fix?

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post #2 of 11 Old 03-06-2017, 05:54 PM
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Had similar knock on Wee2 drove me crazy. Actually took plastics and tank off. Turned out extra keys/keychain hitting on a black plastic around lock.
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Steering stem bearings loose?

Also the steel frame that holds the whole front instrument assembly is fixed to the frame by 2 bolts that like to get loose. See if there is any play there.
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That's a new one for me with a 2014 V2.

I FARKLE'd the heck out of my bike up front with mounts, radar detector, two sets of LEDs, etc. and the dash as well with four new wire harnesses. Also added the crash bars, radiator guard, Givi Airflow - MRC, a camera and two phone mounts plus a dual USB outlet. Still sounds the same.

That is strange. Do you ride a lot of hard off-road?

Front brake? Does it do it with the just the rear brake alone?
"Much louder if you apply brakes when going over rough pavement."

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Check the fairing bolts where they attach to the steering tube. I noticed a lot of vibration (fairing was vibrating up and down) on my first really long ride. I thought it was just the wind, but then later realized one of the two bolts fell out and the other was just a few threads short of joining the first.


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Check the fairing bolts where they attach to the steering tube. I noticed a lot of vibration (fairing was vibrating up and down) on my first really long ride. I thought it was just the wind, but then later realized one of the two bolts fell out and the other was just a few threads short of joining the first.


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I can't think of anywhere a fairing attaches to anything related to steering, do you have a picture of that someplace maybe?

I was thinking maybe someone forgot to put the two screws into the front of the gas tank behind the fairings, they are a bit difficult to get to. Maybe the tank is flopping up and down when you hit a bump?
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I can't think of anywhere a fairing attaches to anything related to steering, do you have a picture of that someplace maybe?
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Directly below your ignition switch.

I had one of those bolts come out on me Wee, I was parking the bike at the time and my steering jammed up.

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Directly below your ignition switch.

I had one of those bolts come out on me Wee, I was parking the bike at the time and my steering jammed up.
Must have been pretty scary, I guess...

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Directly below your ignition switch.

I had one of those bolts come out on me Wee, I was parking the bike at the time and my steering jammed up.
This is V2 forum. There is nothing in that location except a metal tubing frame that goes forward to hold beak on and maybe some other stuff.
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This is V2 forum. There is nothing in that location except a metal tubing frame that goes forward to hold beak on and maybe some other stuff.
That's the one. Held by 2 screws. Make sure they are tight and have threadlocker on them.
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