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post #1 of 21 Old 06-17-2019, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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the 5200RPM "Givi Buzz"

Anyone have any idea how to fix this?
I have a '19 Wee with these Givi bars and the 5200 buzz is making me lose my mind
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post #2 of 21 Old 06-17-2019, 03:04 PM
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Lots of ideas on how to solve this. I solved mine by adding some silicone at the centre joint where the bars meet since my noise was specific to that joint. Others have a more severe buzz that can be resolved by adding weight to the bars to reduce the resonance.
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post #3 of 21 Old 06-17-2019, 07:52 PM
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I loosened mine at the front center bolt with the allen head bolts on the sides just slightly loosened.
Spread the center appart in front to expose the joint (where the orings are ) I wrapped the ends
of the joint with about 3 to 5 turns of black electrical tape. When installed I made sure the orings
sat up in the pipe on each side at least 1/4" I used a small allen wrench to push them where I needed them.
Replaced the front cross bolt with a grade 8 bolt and nylon locking nut.
after everything was tightened back up ___ No buzz - no fuss at any speed.

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Mine was from the bolt spacer not being pinched tight enough. Reefed down on it good and it went away. But it was driving me nuts too. You can tap the bars with a rubber mallet and see if you can hear the sound. That helped me find my problem.

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post #5 of 21 Old 06-18-2019, 12:43 AM
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I actually ground the spacer shorter by a couple mm then tightened the bolt that goes through it and that solved it completely.
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One chap on here mentioned on another thread that he filled the inside of the crashbar tubes with an expanding insulating foam. He suggests that doing that cured the buzz on his bike. It would appear that one or two others followed his advice with the same result. Tbh I suppose it cant hurt to do so.

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Is this a 650 Givi phenomenon? No doubt that some are expereincing it.

I don't ride constatntly at 5,400 rpm much, but have never expereinced a buzz problem with my Givi bars on Vee2.

I'll bring this subject to the attention of Givi.usa. But it seems up to "Givi.it" to do soemthing different.
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I think the 650 is so smooth and quiet that it's more obvious. The 1000 makes enough noise and buzz on it's own that it would just blend in

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My 2017 Wee doesn’t buzz with the Givi bars. Maybe loosen all bolts and while making sure the front (cross) connection is well aligned and has the o-ring in place tighten everything again evenly and do the front last. To remove any potential tension or loose play.
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My 2017 Wee doesn’t buzz with the Givi bars. Maybe loosen all bolts and while making sure the front (cross) connection is well aligned and has the o-ring in place tighten everything again evenly and do the front last. To remove any potential tension or loose play.
I did mine almost exactly like you described. And went back over it twice. Loosened the frame mounting bolts slightly, Front bolt tightened
down and retorque the frame bolts. Nothing eliminated the buzziness until I wrapped the joint and repositioned the o rings.
The bolt I used was a little bit larger in diameter than the stock bolt. So I had to drill the mount out slightly larger to fit.
But it's been this way for more than 2 months and is whisper quite now.
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