Tank Mounts Squealing - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Carbs and Fuel System
From the gas tank to the carbs
All fuel system discussion

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-06-2010, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Londonderry, NH
Posts: 152
iTrader: (0)
Tank Mounts Squealing

Last summer I had a squealing sound that was driving me nuts. It would only happen occasionally and then started happening more frequently. I tried for months to figure out what was making the noise.

Early this spring I figured it out. Ridding home the squealing started I pushed on and tugged on everything I could reach while riding. I ggrabed the tank up by the handle bars and pulled up. Squealing stopped. Turned out the metal collars on the front tank mounts were rubbing against the front mounts of the fuel tank.

I assumed the rubber dampeners had compressed over time and were not keeping the metal parts separated. I ordered new dampeners and they look just like the old ones. If I tighten down on the mounting bolts I get metal to metal contact.

I fixed it by adding another rubber grommet on the metal collar. The grommet kind of squishes out and keeps the metal separated. You can see a little bit of the pink grommet sticking in the attached photo.

Am I missing something?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	0606001702.jpg
Views:	16
Size:	93.5 KB
ID:	2859  

Glenn Douglas
Londonderry, NH
GDouglas is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-06-2010, 06:32 PM
Calif Rider
weh44att's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Petaluma Calif
Posts: 725
iTrader: (0)
Thanks for the info about the tank. This may help others with the same noise.

2004 25,500 miles
Led tail light enhancement
Homemade floor boards
Headlight modulator
Extra heat sink on R+R
R+R relocation
Homemade driver's backrest
Fused Stator
Mcct conversion-cost 4.50
Ride-on in tires
crash bar with home made hyway pegs
iridium plugs
home made fork wind deflectors
coil pickups adjusted.
Kenda kruz tires 110/90 170/80
weh44att is offline  
Sponsored Links


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome