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Author Topic: Things that can rattle!  (Read 512 times)

Mr.Mazza

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Re: Things that can rattle!
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2014, 11:36:56 PM »
Alright checked my steering heads and front wheel bearing for play, none.
However I did manage to eliminate the rattle while in the air, side hits on front wheel, same sound so I traced it to a few things that sounded through the nascell, I tighted front tank mounts, loctitted the coil bracket as it was loose.
And decided to fix my broken rear tank tab as it probably was helping the overall rattle, used epic adhesive so hopefully that holds it, if not I'll tig it on.
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azcatfan

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Re: Things that can rattle!
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2014, 03:46:13 AM »
Also the fender stays on the front.  Found mine a little loose today while washing the bike...
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Mr.Mazza

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Re: Things that can rattle!
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2014, 08:25:34 AM »
Yep turns out its my rear tab, now to find a time to spot weld it back properly, with stronger welds, temp rattle deader is sikaflex and some tape, works pretty well
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Re: Things that can rattle!
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2014, 10:37:35 AM »
When you've re-welded the tab, please be sure that when you fit the tank, if there is any clearance at all between the tab and the frame lug, that you inset a suitable shim (correct thickness washer.)
If there's a gap, the welds will be under strain when you tighten the mounting nuts.
Sorry if it sounds like I'm 'teaching granny...' but this is often the reason for the tab breaking away in the first place.

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Re: Things that can rattle!
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2014, 10:16:50 PM »
When you've re-welded the tab, please be sure that when you fit the tank, if there is any clearance at all between the tab and the frame lug, that you inset a suitable shim (correct thickness washer.)
If there's a gap, the welds will be under strain when you tighten the mounting nuts.
Sorry if it sounds like I'm 'teaching granny...' but this is often the reason for the tab breaking away in the first place.

I did have to space that out yes
Lizzy - 07 500 Deluxe ES - Red and chrome