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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-25-2018, 03:36 AM
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In all seriousness, try taking your key off the keychain.
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Mine wasn't quite that noticeable. But I did figure mine out, it is/was the gas tank mount on the left side, the washer vibrates against the tank lip. I could hold pressure on it and it quits. Yours sounds very distinct, almost like a piece of sheet metal or something small tinging.... Hmmmmm....

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Its absolutely not the key, or anything I can put my hand on topside. Tank mounts are secure. I have driven without the dash panel so its not the gauges either.

I haven't run without the gas cap, maybe the key mechanism is doing it.

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When first got mine it did a similar thing. The Exhaust Shield was cracked in a couple places allowing it to rattle. Wrapped the splits with Aluminum Tape and it stopped.

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couple of things to check:

Right side brake lever - vibration causing the inside shoe guard to contact the exhaust possibly.
Heat shields
Front Brake cables vibrating against the handlebars or cluster...same for clutch cable

Rear brake cable rattling in the area of the coolant bottle.
Rubber stop missing on center stand...vibration causing it to "ting"

Throttle cables routed near the right side of the frame neck. there is a loop the cables go through under the neck cover. There is also a "spring" around the cables. either of those could rattle at RPM and make a noise.

And last but not least.....connectors in the headlight bucket rattling. This one took a while to find.
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that's far louder than mine, but mine has been intermittently getting louder and changing pitch for years. did you do the earshave? I have to wonder if (ruling out all other loose parts, of course) it might just be the sound of the valvetrain through the pod filters I have... in your case though, that seems less likely. Mine is more of a tap with a ring, yours has a very definitive tone to it

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Hi did this get solved yet? I got my first VN750 the other day and I have the same wierd noise going on. I can't for the life of me figure it out.


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Half of it was the gas cap lock. I took it apart and put an o-ring between two of the mechanism sections and it solved that.
There is still noise coming from the front end somewhere that I can't isolate.

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I know this wasn't your problem, but my tach shakes like a mother------ at 2000 RPM. Doesn't do it higher or lower RPMs though. Maybe its just something random a little loose and nothing to worry about?
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I had a ringing noise once and it was the license plate vibrating.
Funny, I had a similar noise. it wasn't from the plate itself, but from a washer that was too loose to do any good anyway. It had really been bothering me during rides (not a great time to troubleshoot exactly where a noise is coming from), but when I was back there doing something, I hit the license plate and realized it was that stupid washer.

Off it came! And I haven't looked back. I sure am glad I got rid of that noise.

I still have a little rattling from my gauges, but I've worked around that by riding with my helmet that has a little more padding around the ears
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