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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Red face rattle at 30mph

i have encountered a rattle at 30 mph on accel or decel or if you hold the speed there only if you are by yourself.. i have tightened all visible bolts that i can see but nothing changes... any ideas? its driving me crazy
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 10:55 PM
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Headlight rattle?

Look it up in the threads Headlight Rattle I think this might be ur problem--maybe the shocks rotate the top cover or get progressive shocks

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i have encountered a rattle at 30 mph on accel or decel or if you hold the speed there only if you are by yourself.. i have tightened all visible bolts that i can see but nothing changes... any ideas? its driving me crazy
I've had the EXACT same problem. Never been able to lock it down. Originally I had a rattle in my speedo which I fixed but the 30mph rattle seems to be coming from somewhere in the front of the engine but I cannot find anything loose that would cause the rattle. It only happens at exactly 30mph just a little over or under and it goes away. Very strange.

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I had a rattle that turned out to be the small silicon rubber grommet that isolates the heat shield needed to be replaced.

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30 mph rattle

i had the same issue with my xr and as some one said the speedo always rattles on these bikes. fixed that and it was still there so i kept on looking and found it to be the radiator cover at a certain speed, so a black zip tie through the mesh and around the frame fixed that also. these rattles come and go.
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Might also check your horn bracket. I had a similar rattle, drove me nuts. Finally found that the horn bracket was vibrating. Tightened it up, all is well. Just a thought.

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Thanks guys! I'll check these clues out. This thing has drove me nuts for a couple of years. I had to replace one of the rubber gromets on the rear cyclinder pipe about 2 years ago. I will check the front cylinder head as well as the horn bracket and the radiator cover. Thanks for the tips!

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Ok, so far no luck in finding the rattle. Weird thing is that rattle disappears when riding with my wife in the back. Can't explain it. If it is just me, I get the 30mph rattle. I hear it when I am decelerating and it hits the 30 mark briefly or if I drive at 30mph, it is a constant rattle. Just not if my wife is on the back.

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I've had the EXACT same problem. Never been able to lock it down. Originally I had a rattle in my speedo which I fixed but the 30mph rattle seems to be coming from somewhere in the front of the engine but I cannot find anything loose that would cause the rattle. It only happens at exactly 30mph just a little over or under and it goes away. Very strange.
What did you do to fix the speedometer rattle? I just put a tank bib on my 09 1300 r and I now have a rattle from the speedometer....
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Rattles, noise from speedometer...

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What did you do to fix the speedometer rattle? I just put a tank bib on my 09 1300 r and I now have a rattle from the speedometer....

I isolated the noise directly from the speedometer...to do this, try at around 30 mph, carefully, press down on glass on speedometer . If things quiet down, then you have a bit of a loose cover. To fix it, I took a hair braide, or a rubber band will work, and"pinch" it into the space between the glass and the chrome. To get a really good "pinch", use a fine edged screw diver to push it in. Once done the noise will stop .



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