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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Rattles @ ~2000rpm

I have rattles, sound metallic, at about 2000rpm and when I go over some bumps. I tightened pretty much any nut or bolt I've seen to no avail.

Figured I'd ask here and see if this is a common issue or if I'll have to just live with it. Everything is mechanically sound on it, feels tight on it, so I dunno what's going on.



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I remember reading somewhere but can't remember where that these sounds could be the wiring etc in headlight bucket.

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Could be accesory plugs in headlight bucket.

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check the tube frame under the back fender. I had this bad rattle I couldn't find and finally while feeling around under there I found the tube framework had broken. Hit the back fender with hand, not too hard, if this is it it should rattle. Easy fix, take off bike and weld framework tube back together. Mine has been fine for the last 2 years since welding.
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