Hated Phantom Rattle

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by lowriderfrf, May 31, 2010.

  1. lowriderfrf

    lowriderfrf Member

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    About two months ago I noticed a subtle rattle when accelerating while in the 2200 to 3000 rpm range. This thing has been making me crazy. I checked the quick detach windshield and quick detach back rest (a favorite for rattles). No luck. Moved on to check the exhaust flanges and heat shield clamps. Still rattling. Checked:D mirrors, tool bag contents, and every bolt on the engine and tranny that I could find. Yesterday, I was cleaning the bike and noticed a loose nut on the license plate frame that holds the plate in place at the top. Glad I found the problem, but needed a seven hour therapy ride today to get over it.
     
  2. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    I'm sorry you had to take that 7 hour therapy ride; but I hope it eased your pain.
     
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    PM (Preventative Maintenance) good, finding the problem even better...7 hour ride, Nirvana...tough job, sure nice that it is over huh! :cheers