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mjandreola
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PostSubject: noise update - rattle at 70   Thu May 17, 2012 7:01 am

Earlier I posted a concern about a sqeuaking noise but yesterday, I really goy a better listen on the way home. While doing 70 mph in the left lane, next to the concrete barrier, I heard a constant rattling noise. I assume this is coming from the rear or the bike but it just kept rattling. Did not seem to make a difference if it was during acceleration, or when I was off the gas. Yup, a constant rattle. Any one have any ideas? At that speed, its kind of un nerving!
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PostSubject: Re: noise update - rattle at 70   Thu May 17, 2012 7:42 am

Set your SW on his main center stand.
Start the engine and let a helping person manipulate the throttle.
Listen close near the variator box .
Noise comes from there?

Open the box for closer diagnose.

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PostSubject: Re: noise update - rattle at 70   Thu May 17, 2012 11:29 am

Number plate ....maybe ?
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PostSubject: Re: noise update - rattle at 70   Thu May 17, 2012 4:08 pm

You might check the center stand spring to make sure it isn't allowing the center stand to rattle against the frame. I always look for simple answers first.
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PostSubject: Re: noise update - rattle at 70   Thu May 17, 2012 4:19 pm

micbusathens wrote:
Number plate ....maybe ?

That was a cause of 'rattle' on my machine. The number plate vibrated against a plastic 'lump' that protrudes from the rear fender. I managed to dampen it with some sticky backed neoprene tape.
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PostSubject: Re: noise update - rattle at 70   Fri May 18, 2012 12:16 am

You might also want to check the rear plate that you need to remove to do the air filter replacement/cleaning. There is a pictorial in the "pictorial" section for doing this. It is 2 screws and is the 1st thing you do in the pictorial. This piece may be loose or you may want to put some thin foam around the inside of this panel to stop the rattle noise. Just a suggestion, mine did this once when I didn't tighten the screws enough.

If you find it please tell us what it is. I'm sure it is something very simple.
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PostSubject: Re: noise update - rattle at 70   Fri May 18, 2012 10:31 am

well, so far it does not look like the license plate, the center stand, or the access panel under the brake lights. I was hoping it was something simple. I checked all those yesterday an no such luck. I'm going to put it up on the center stand with it running tonight when I get home and see if I can hear something. The other thing I noticed this morning was it makes the most noise after its been ridden a bit. I did not hear it this AM till about 20 miles on my rid so thats why Im going to check it when I get home. It almost sounded like a ringing bell or a big loose washer this morning. More to come
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PostSubject: Re: noise update - rattle at 70   Fri May 18, 2012 2:51 pm

If your SW is above 40 k a possible cause can be a loose compartment inside exhaust.When you start hearing that sound ...stop engine and hit the exhaust with your feast (carefully...its hot) to hear if something's mooving in there.Ooooh !!! Something else passed by.....Turn by hands the springs of the shocks 180 degrees with SW in center stand (its easy).
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PostSubject: Re: noise update - rattle at 70   Sat May 19, 2012 10:53 am

I would say guts in muffler loose. Didn't happen on my SilverWing, but on 3 of my Helix-----Honda replaced mufflers at 30,000 miles as the guts broke loose---warranty.
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PostSubject: Re: noise update - rattle at 70   Sat May 19, 2012 11:59 am

try revving your engine on center stand
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PostSubject: Re: noise update - rattle at 70   Sun May 20, 2012 3:19 pm

For what it is worth. My irritating rattle turn out to be the wind at 60 mph under the givi box mount. I took it off, taped the bottom up, reinstalled it and no rattling noise now.
I initally thought it was something metallic for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: noise update - rattle at 70   Fri May 25, 2012 2:19 pm

Thanks to all that chined in on this. I found it. By am I embarrased. Last month I changed the rear tire. While removing the rear brake line, I lost one of the small braket bolts. Thinking nothing of it, I found another one at the bottom of my tool box and put everything back together. Well, it looks like that bolt (more of a screw) fell into the exhaust pipe. After I put it back together, it must have pushed its way up into the muffler. Its been rattling around up there all this time. Once I pulled the muffler off to see what it was, it came rolling out.

again, thanks to everyone who helped.
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PostSubject: Re: noise update - rattle at 70   Fri May 25, 2012 4:04 pm

Mjandreola, Thanks for the update. Too often people post a problem and never let us know if or how they fixed it. I'm glad it wasn't a major problem.
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PostSubject: Re: noise update - rattle at 70   Fri May 25, 2012 5:06 pm

Same from me, thank you for the update and glad you have found the source of the problem. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: noise update - rattle at 70   Fri May 25, 2012 5:12 pm

Another Silverwing mystery solved !
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