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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 2007, 9:48 pm Thread Starter
 
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Handle bar ends for K1200GT

Has anyone put on handle bar ends on a GT. I get a buzzing at 4000rpm which relates to 120klm/h which is basicaly freeway speads here in Australia. I have tryed master yoda and it reduces the numbness but if I can I would like to eliminate the buzz.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 2007, 11:09 pm
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1. Speed up
2. Shift down

3. Check the mountings on your exhaust system. I noticed a buzz when two of my exhaust manifold nuts came loose
4. You're in Autralia? Betcha a Staintune is much cheaper there than in the USA. My 4200rpm buzz disappeared completely after mounting up the Staintune.

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Couple of times when one of the exhaust valves was adjusted, the buzz either went away or diminished a great deal. That's an expensive fix, though, unless you can DIY.


Cam-gear change and chip (even more expensive) seems to have taken care of it as well (105k miles)



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a set of Throttlemeister cruise control and bar ends did help the vibration on mine! And helped a lot on the wrist fatigue.
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Re:Buzzing

To those of you that have this problem, is it "03" and newer bikes? I keep reading about this problem and I find it a little hard to belive as my "02" is so smooth you would almost think it was electric! This is at all speeds and all RPM's, so I was just thinking if it's to a specific year or years that there might be an inherent problem that could be found and fixed for all of you guys that are getting this, like I said I find it a little hard to comprehend that these bikes would be anything short of a Rolls Royce as far as smoothness is concerned. Just a thought.
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To those of you that have this problem, is it "03" and newer bikes?
No, not to my knowledge, but most of that knowledge is from the internet...

Exhaust valves and header bolts are the most frequent items listed as causing the buzz around 4 grand that I've come across.



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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 2007, 3:01 am
 
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Mine is an 03 GT and I experience the same buzz at around 4K RPM in top gear (120km/h). It is annoying but it does have a beneficial side effect ... given that our speed limit in Australia is 110km/h I know immediately if I'm north of that without having to look at the speedo. Ok ... I'm looking for a silver lining here.

If you come up with a solution that works and doesn't cost a bomb let me know.
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my buzz also slowed up a tad as I put some miles on the bike.Dont notice it at all now that Im over 20,000 on it.
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I put dummy Throttlemeister ends on my K12RS and love them!
I'm not so sure about the vibration attenuation thing but I like the extra length for bar leverage. It's nice to have more space for various hand positions.
Also, the extension of the bars helps should the bike tip over although I haven't experienced that. The silver ends also look great!
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