I love an easy fix

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by jamesearl, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. jamesearl

    jamesearl Senior Member Contributor

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    out putting new miles on today,a buzz that used to only go for a few seconds,between 1st and 2nd gear,started to humm pretty good.Started tapping areas with my fingers(after it cooled down)and found the gas cap needs replacing.The top is loose,even when fully tightened.It's like the chrome top of it can move a little.I'm gonna go to dealer and see if they can just rob something off the floor.Which may be how I wound up with it.It was the last wide glide there.Just knowing what it is provides peace of mind,I thought it was a heat shield or something.
     
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  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Good find, usually it takes days to find those pesky noises.
     
  3. jdezorzi

    jdezorzi Member

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    Amen to that.
     
  4. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    You can try wrapping cap with a rag and gently using a pliers or channel lock squeeze chrome cover to cap.
    Be careful not to damage chrome.....
     
  5. jamesearl

    jamesearl Senior Member Contributor

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    It's attached,just loose.
     
  6. rusntx

    rusntx Active Member Contributor

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    That's a good one to keep in my memory bank. I recently developed a noise that was driving me nuts coming from the rear of the bike. Checked and tightened every bolt, took off my saddle bags, checked heat shields you name it. Finally located the noise my fender was hitting the lower mount bracket that attaches below the license plate and onto saddle bag mount frame. Took off bracket, cleaned and put some vinyl coated foam adhesive backed corner insulation pieces for doors on it in 3 locations. Wallah, no more noise. Funny even with a "loudish" Harley all I heard was that rattle.
     
  7. kdaddy

    kdaddy Active Member

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    I agree with the rag and channel locks. Had the same issue years ago on my fatboy. Just a gentle squeeze and fixed.
     
  8. jamesearl

    jamesearl Senior Member Contributor

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    when I looked at it,the chrome is on,it's between the plastic innards,and the separate chrome cap where there is play.
     
  9. Harttoo

    Harttoo Senior Member

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    If there is play in the chrome cap,You can cover the chrome with a rag and apply pressure with a pair of pliers to make the chrome cap conform to the plastic.This will stop the rattle.This is what DBMG and kdaddy are saying.
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Got a rattle in rf turn signal. HD has an updated part number for the bolt and nut for the stanchion