Reducing Vibration Issues on 200NS

Reducing Vibration Issues on 200NS – single cylinder engines are notorious for the vibrations when riding. Bajaj quality panels don’t help much either. I bought my 200NS pre-owned and it must have gone through several mechanics’ hands. More often than not, these mechanics merely focus on getting their job done as quickly as possible, and tend to miss out the little details – such as a bolt here, a nut there, a grommet here, or a slightly cracked plastic panel. Let’s face it, there’s nobody who has as much interest in the bike than the owner him/herself.
So, in my quest to learn more of my newly acquired machine, I had taken it apart several times. It was not until recently that I got interested in trying to reduce the vibration from the bike. Only to realised that some previous mechanic must have accidentally popped out the side panel rubber grommet! It’s missing – only a big lobang remained. So, I made a trip to UM to get the replacement grommet – $1ea. I had only needed to replace 1, but since I’m at it, decided to change all 4 instead (2 on each side). Then with the side panel off, noticed that a plastic piece was cracked – the one that holds the plastic mesh panel to the side panel. So I glued it back.

Next, realised the rubber grommet nut holding the windshield (if you even call it a windshield) was wrongly mounted. The bolt was resting on the plastic mount instead of the rubber grommet. So any vibration from the headlight unit will be transferred to the windshield. So wonder I was experiencing quite abit of noise around the headlight unit / windshield area when riding. I’ve never opened this area since I got the bike about a month ago. So it’s probably either the previous owner or a mechanic. But I’m glad I picked it up.

So, after these “mods”, my 200ns now rides A LOT quieter!! Probably a lot closer to when it was new! My next related DIY mod may likely include pasting some rubber butyl sound deadening material – like what they use in cars – behind the side panels and tank cover. Hopefully this would further reduce any cruising rattle.

Stay tuned!

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5 thoughts on “Reducing Vibration Issues on 200NS”

  1. HI ,

    Can you giv me info on Visor on ur bike ?? im from bangalore ..wer can i get it done ? and also hand guard if thr is any..
    and i hav a 2017 model NS , after 1st service i m feeling vibration on handle … can u giv me some info on this ?

    1. Hey Deepak! If it’s not already apparent, I’m from Singapore. So I can’t quite comment on where to get stuff in Bangalore. Anyway, my windshield was obtained via a group buy, which I think was manufactured in Indonesia.

  2. Hi Deepak,
    Im from pune and i got a pre-owned pulsar 200NS 2013 model. Its vibrating more that you can even imagine. the side cover is vibrating a lot so that person who is sitting behind also feels vibration and its a lot irritating, i took to showroom and asked them to fix it a lot of times but they are keep on saying that its normal in this bike. But sometimes that too very rarely there is no vibration at all its like riding a new bike. But then again its starts the nasty vibration :(. Can you please suggest me a solution to fix the vibration. It will be really helpful. Thank you so much.

  3. Hi D,
    Im from pune and i got a pre-owned pulsar 200NS 2013 model. Its vibrating more that you can even imagine. the side cover is vibrating a lot so that person who is sitting behind also feels vibration and its a lot irritating, i took to showroom and asked them to fix it a lot of times but they are keep on saying that its normal in this bike. But sometimes that too very rarely there is no vibration at all its like riding a new bike. But then again its starts the nasty vibration :(. Can you please suggest me a solution to fix the vibration. It will be really helpful. Thank you so much.

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