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Starting to notice a weird noise coming from the bike (2018 G310R).

Whenever I'm between roughly 6200-6800 RPM, I notice a buzzing sound - it's definitely audible even over the sound of the engine. Below 6000, all good. Above 7000, sounds good too, though it's loud enough it might just be inaudible. I've looked around and can't see anything loose, and I figure if something was loose, I'd hear it rattling all the time. It's getting pretty annoying now, and I'm wondering if I'm just a few buzzes away from having the bike fall apart in motion and dump me on the road.

As far as I can tell it's coming from up front, near the instrument cluster, but everything seems to be held tight. The only modification I have up front is a Puig naked bike windscreen and Barkbusters handguards, but I know I torqued those correctly per the instructions, and the buzzing was happening before I installed the handguards too.

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Have a tap around the side mirrors, there is a thread where I have a video of the my wing mirror and the rattle in it on here in one of the posts.
 

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I had experienced something similar and solved it. Under 4k RPM and over 7k RPM there was an annoying vibration coming from the instrument cluster. I got it to the dealer he unscrewed the whole mask and put it back together, didn't solve it. Afterwards he put the stethoscope and it was from some loose cables on the right side of the instrument cluster. Apparently the zip ties were loose and they were rattling on the plastic. Was driving me insane.
 

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I tried the mirror thing, so far nothing. Revved the bike in neutral too. Couldn't find anything, as far as I can tell, it's coming from within the instrument cluster itself.

I'm bringing it into the dealer on Tuesday. Hopefully they'll find it...and maybe I'll test ride an R1200GS, because I'm already looking into getting a second bike to either replace or likely just supplement the G310R.
 

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I tried the mirror thing, so far nothing. Revved the bike in neutral too. Couldn't find anything, as far as I can tell, it's coming from within the instrument cluster itself.

I'm bringing it into the dealer on Tuesday. Hopefully they'll find it...and maybe I'll test ride an R1200GS, because I'm already looking into getting a second bike to either replace or likely just supplement the G310R.
Was your issue solved?
 

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I had a rattle noise from my bike around 7000 rpm and found that it was the clutch lever. If i put my fingers on the clutch around 7000 rpm it stopped. Sorry to say, its a cheap clutch lever that will probable get sorted out on newer bikes.
 

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I had a rattle noise from my bike around 7000 rpm and found that it was the clutch lever. If i put my fingers on the clutch around 7000 rpm it stopped. Sorry to say, its a cheap clutch lever that will probable get sorted out on newer bikes.
You could possibly try adjusting the free play on your lever - if it is more than it should be, the lever can rattle about more. Also a little bit of grease around the pivot can help prevent the rattling by taking up some of the space between the parts.
 

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One of my rear led indicators is a bit loose, I'm getting a buzzing sound from that at a certain rpm range. It was hard to pin down initially. I have got replacement indicators but haven't fitted them yet.

Another thing that caused buzzing some time ago was a loose cable behind the headlight, this was fixed by repositioning the cable.
 

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Things to check:
  • Horn
  • Mirrors
  • Loose cable ties
  • Loose instrument cluster
  • Clutch lever
For me, it was bother mirrors and the horn. The plastic mirror became unglued from the housing and rattle like hell. I taped up the mirror and edge of the housing. I pushed some adhesive in between the mirror and housing until it oozed out and clamped it so it cure. On the horn, I just put some liquid tape on it until it stopped buzzing.

Hope that helps!
 

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+1 on the horn, I fitted a larger horn and it was contacting the fairing, had to drill out the hole on the connecting arm so I could move the horn away from the fairing.
 

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Starting to notice a weird noise coming from the bike (2018 G310R).

Whenever I'm between roughly 6200-6800 RPM, I notice a buzzing sound - it's definitely audible even over the sound of the engine. Below 6000, all good. Above 7000, sounds good too, though it's loud enough it might just be inaudible. I've looked around and can't see anything loose, and I figure if something was loose, I'd hear it rattling all the time. It's getting pretty annoying now, and I'm wondering if I'm just a few buzzes away from having the bike fall apart in motion and dump me on the road.

As far as I can tell it's coming from up front, near the instrument cluster, but everything seems to be held tight. The only modification I have up front is a Puig naked bike windscreen and Barkbusters handguards, but I know I torqued those correctly per the instructions, and the buzzing was happening before I installed the handguards too.

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I have the same issue. I ma going to pull the dash next...driving me crazy!
 

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I have the same buzzing issue here, G 310 R - 2020
2000Km, it starts at 6500RPM and stops at 6800RPM, seems like something in the front is buzzing.
my first guess is the horn, i will tight or probably change the bracket. does anybody have solved this issue?

please confirm and send pictures if you have succeed.
 

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I’ve had an annoying vibration coming from the right side of the tank plastic ever since they were removed to get to the back of the instruments to fit a USB power outlet socket.
Despite taking everything off (twice) and checking all the numerous fixings, it persists to this day. Mine is around 3500-5000 rpm zone though.
And then .... at around 6500 onto 7500 rpm there’s a goddam awful resonance which I originally thought was coming from the top of the engine. Sounds like a ball bearing being shaken at VERY high speed inside a tubberware container! Horrible , weird and embarrassing! Now I just think it’s just the ‘sound’ the engine makes!
Having said that.... I still insist that this is a VERY noisy engine. At tick over sounds like a bag of nails Bloody awful!


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I’ve had an annoying vibration coming from the right side of the tank plastic ever since they were removed to get to the back of the instruments to fit a USB power outlet socket.
Despite taking everything off (twice) and checking all the numerous fixings, it persists to this day. Mine is around 3500-5000 rpm zone though.
And then .... at around 6500 onto 7500 rpm there’s a goddam awful resonance which I originally thought was coming from the top of the engine. Sounds like a ball bearing being shaken at VERY high speed inside a tubberware container! Horrible , weird and embarrassing! Now I just think it’s just the ‘sound’ the engine makes!
Having said that.... I still insist that this is a VERY noisy engine. At tick over sounds like a bag of nails Bloody awful!


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So, yesterday i took a drive for over 1 hour.
like i said, i have suspicion that the noise is coming from the horn when you are running at certain RPMs.

I have taped the horn all around to avoid vibrations and the noise disappeared the whole ride, just to check that it wasn't just a lucky day i removed the tape and the noise came back.

Conclusion, it is the horn that is causing noise. i don´t think the horn is adjustable i have tried already. so the next step is to change it for another that does not be resonant with the motor natural vibration.

give it a try riding with the horn taped, ride safely to avoid using the horn because it wont emit sound at all.
 

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So, yesterday i took a drive for over 1 hour.
like i said, i have suspicion that the noise is coming from the horn when you are running at certain RPMs.

I have taped the horn all around to avoid vibrations and the noise disappeared the whole ride, just to check that it wasn't just a lucky day i removed the tape and the noise came back.

Conclusion, it is the horn that is causing noise. i don´t think the horn is adjustable i have tried already. so the next step is to change it for another that does not be resonant with the motor natural vibration.

give it a try riding with the horn taped, ride safely to avoid using the horn because it wont emit sound at all.
So it’s the actual horn assembly/casing and not that it’s vibrating on a weak mounting that’s the problem? Did you try putting something flexible (rubber pad or similar) between the horn and the frame to isolate any vibration?


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I have changed the horn for an air one.

The issue is gone.

The bracket was a little longer so I slightly bent it and it works perfectly.

Also I had to make a terminal cable to attach it.
 
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