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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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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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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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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 :grin2:
 

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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. :smile2:
 
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Tape was on the joint in front of the engine of my K7 Givi bars. I took it off and heard a crazy vibration at a certain rpm. Put gorilla tape back on that plastic spacer and “poof” noise was gone.
 

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Tape was on the joint in front of the engine of my K7 Givi bars. I took it off and heard a crazy vibration at a certain rpm. Put gorilla tape back on that plastic spacer and “poof” noise was gone.
See- God does work in mysterious ways ...
 

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I got rid of the buzz by taking the dang things off and hanging' em' up on the garage wall. Smooth as silk again. When Givi comes up with a fix, I'll put em' back on.
 

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I FIXED IT.
Loosen front bolt holding two bars together, pull apart enough to fit a large ziptie in between one bar and the middle spacer and cinch down.
tighten back up and shes fixed
 

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Well I'll be.
I replaced the rubber o rings with garden hose washers. I wrapped the spacer tube ends with black electrical tape. I then wrapped the bolt with electrical tape and snugged it into the steel spacer. I wrapped a zip tie around the bolt between the steel spacer and the bar end. I tightened the bolt. Test rode and the BUZZ is gone!
 

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I have the Kappa version of the Givi's on my bike. No buzz apparent for me, but only have about 1800 kms on them. Even dropped the bike this weekend in an off-road course, and all is good. Bars as they should be and quiet, as they should be.
 

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Update: spoke extensively with Givi USA about this and they are absolutely unwilling to help. Buyer beware.
 

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Update: spoke extensively with Givi USA about this and they are absolutely unwilling to help. Buyer beware.
My 2018 1000 has started doing it now around 24k, was perfect before that. I'm going to try a few of the tricks mentioned here.

Not surprised GIvi wouldn't help though, I bought GIvi everything on my bike (over $3,000) and they wouldn't help me with any of the issues I had. Will never buy anything Givi/Kappa again.
 

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The o-rings that came with mine died after a year or so. Bought a package off eBay. Initial replacements are just fine two years later.
 
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