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I've got a '99 XL883c and it recently developed a rattle that I'm having a hard time tracking down. When I accelerate and then pull the clutch in and let the RPM's die down while I coast I can hear a weird rattle from the front wheel or somewhere forward on the motor? It's only a slow speed type thing. I checked the spokes and they feel pretty tight, and nothing seems to be loose. How do I track this thing down?
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Mine was the gas tank. so check the tins.
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it could be your belt, check the tension on it.
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I have noticed the same thing on my '04 Roadster. I can't figure it out either. Mine has mags so its not the spokes. I thought it might be something in the front brakes.
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I have noticed the same thing on my '04 Roadster. I can't figure it out either. Mine has mags so its not the spokes. I thought it might be something in the front brakes.
Could be? I recently changed mine too....hmm.....
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I found that rattle on my XL 07883, there's this chrome plug thing covering the bolt that holds the headlamp to the brow, it was rattling...
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Forget to change the rattle clips when you did the brake pads?? Prolly your rattling sound!!
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Forget to change the rattle clips when you did the brake pads?? Prolly your rattling sound!!
LOL maybe? I didn't have any extra parts when I was done....
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Were they stock pads or aftermarket.........
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