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PostSubject: Rear Light Bulb Access Covers, Rattle Fix   Wed 21 Oct 2009, 14:03

I had all the covers off my scooter for the past 2 days looking to see if a person could design a easy install trailer hitch for the SWing and noted how much the covers rattled. They where just plan loose when installed and made alot noise.

I had some open foam tape 3/4" x 1/2". Very light weight stuff and cut the foam length wise with a pair of scissors. It only took 14 3/4" of foam to do both access covers.

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This works great. Seals the covers and gets rid of that bad rattle.

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PostSubject: Re: Rear Light Bulb Access Covers, Rattle Fix   Wed 21 Oct 2009, 15:37

DennisB wrote:
I had all the covers off my scooter for the past 2 days looking to see if a person could design a easy install trailer hitch for the SWing and noted how much the covers rattled. They where just plan loss when installed and made alot noise.

I had some open foam tape 3/4" x 1/2". Very light weight stuff and cut the foam length wise with a pair of scissors. It only took 14 3/4" of foam to do both access covers.


This works great. Seals the covers and gets rid of that bad rattle.

Great idea ... I wonder how many rattles that people reported could be attributed to this??
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Light Bulb Access Covers, Rattle Fix   Wed 21 Oct 2009, 15:39

Looks good!

I'm watching 'this space' now for developments on the scooter hitch. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Light Bulb Access Covers, Rattle Fix   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 21:11

Went for a short ride today and what a change. No more noise coming from the back of the scooter. Well worth the time and effort.

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PostSubject: Re: Rear Light Bulb Access Covers, Rattle Fix   Sun 25 Oct 2009, 16:56

Nice mod DennisB.

May well follow suit and also maybe add a little to the non locking front compartment.

I hate rattles of any kind. Take your mind off the road trying to identify the source.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Light Bulb Access Covers, Rattle Fix   Sun 25 Oct 2009, 22:52

My petpeeve, rattles . Ive done my fair share of zip tie-ing things down.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Light Bulb Access Covers, Rattle Fix   Mon 12 Apr 2010, 18:37

Just a bump to get this information to the new members here. This is a good fix.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Light Bulb Access Covers, Rattle Fix   Mon 12 Apr 2010, 19:37

Dennis,

I don't recall seeing this post but I've been pretty fortunate so far. I think I only have 1 rattle at different times. But I had a Majesty once where the rear cover used to rattle and it did drive me nuts. I did something to stop it but can't remember. But that is a great idea with the foam. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Light Bulb Access Covers, Rattle Fix   Tue 13 Apr 2010, 21:03

Dennis, The years have taken care of my rattles.....just can't hear anymore..
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Light Bulb Access Covers, Rattle Fix   Sat 14 May 2011, 15:40

Just a bump for the new members.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Light Bulb Access Covers, Rattle Fix   Sat 14 May 2011, 16:34

HA! Thats where that damned rattle was coming from! Just did it. Tested it, and that fixed it! Thank you! This thing is sounding less, and less like a tupperware bowl full of lego's everyday!

I could see through to the ground between the plastics when looking through the access holes, so i taped across them as well. Between that and the rattle door fix, im sure the box will be a cleaner place to be!

THANK YOU!
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Light Bulb Access Covers, Rattle Fix   Fri 14 Jun 2013, 08:56

Just thought to bump this information for the new members here. Easy fix.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Light Bulb Access Covers, Rattle Fix   Fri 14 Jun 2013, 18:13

I tried this fix a couple of days ago.  I found some 3/8" x 1/2" foam weatherseal at my local Home Depot.  It was the perfect size, and only took a few minutes to apply.  Quick, cheap and easy! Smile

Hint: thoroughly was the panels with dish soap and water and dry completely before attempting to apply the foam strips.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Light Bulb Access Covers, Rattle Fix   Fri 23 Sep 2016, 16:32

It's good to run this thread every once in a while. Go to the top.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Light Bulb Access Covers, Rattle Fix   Fri 18 Aug 2017, 10:50

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