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Greggy


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posted February 09, 2012 09:43 AM        
Buzzing noise behind the dash of the 2012 ZX-14R

Hey people!

How many of you have noticed a buzzing noise behind the dashboard of the 2012 ZX-14R which occurs from just under 4000rpms to about 4500rpms. I find it really annoying and am looking at ways to get rid of it.

In another post someone may have identified the issue as being a buzzing/vibrating bike 'upright' sensor that cuts ignition when the bike has been layed over on its side (as in during a crash). He suggested wrapping it in foam or somethinr like that. Has anyone else experienced this issue and managed to make it quiet/stop buzzing?

Cheers!

Greggy


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posted February 09, 2012 10:51 AM        
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posted February 09, 2012 11:58 AM        Edited By: sands on 10 Feb 2012 03:01
Greggy, unfortunately lot of bikes do that and I can't stand it either..You can try and find the source of it by riding in the rpm range where the buzz occurs and take your left hand and press on different parts and see if it goes away..If it is the sensor as someone suggested the experiment may not work but if it's the gauges or something you may be able to pinpoint the issue.
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posted February 09, 2012 12:33 PM        
Yep, its the tip over mechanism...You'll get use to it, if not then remove it !!!

The ZX 12s do it too...
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shawnski


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posted February 09, 2012 12:34 PM        
Ear plug .. LOL
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imoXu


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posted February 09, 2012 03:54 PM        Edited By: imoXu on 10 Feb 2012 06:56
Greggy, had the same problem.

My fix, no doubt temporary was to open that box and use a little piece of blutack to hold the white washers in place. Little piece on each side that is squished back together when u close the sensor box.

The noise is gone, but I assum at some point the bluetac will move enough and it will return.
Then Ill either hit it with more blutack of perhaps a tiny drop of silicone.

This fix did not stop the sensor working. It is easy to test when it is not bloted to the bike.

Hope that was some help.

moX
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I know you are out there Greggy but I havent seen another zx14r yet

PS this fix replaced my earlier effort to wrap it up and dampen the vibe with some rubber. That did help but I could still hear it.
This new 'fix' is MUCH better.
To those that dont have it, it really is quite annoying and loud, especially for a new bike
Other than that this bike is awesome, much better than the gen 1 busa I came off.

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Greggy


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posted February 09, 2012 08:50 PM        
Aparenty one 'fix' for this issue is to take the VDS (vehicle down sensor) switch apart and add a little light (sewing) machine oil to it, then put it back together. The oil dampens the internals of the switch from rattling and buzzing and aparently it makes an enormous difference.

I'm going to try this unless one of you guys here has a valid reason against doing it. Perhaps the oil will kill the plastic over time? I may order a replacement VDS switch just in case the oil kills it over time, but from what I have found on other forums this fixes it once and for all.

Greggy

Mox - I've only seen one other 2012 14R on the road on far, and that was whilst I was in my tin top. I have a feeling I'll be seein more though We should catch up and swap war stories.
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posted February 09, 2012 10:11 PM        
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t27/robrooter/100_0627.jpg
this what you are talking about.
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posted February 09, 2012 10:12 PM        
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posted February 09, 2012 10:13 PM        
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posted February 09, 2012 10:15 PM        
just on the left greg back of dash
hope this helps.
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posted February 09, 2012 10:16 PM        
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