Rattling floorboards

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by itellya, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. itellya

    itellya Member

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    hi, any remedies for rear rattling floor boards on 2001 RK? Rubber bushing? Any help would be appreciated
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Have you checked that they're torqued down properly?

    Is is rattling where the bracket attaches to the bike or is it perhaps the insert in the board itself that's loose and rattling?
     
  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Do you have chrome covers on them, could it be that? Mine has a spring loaded ball that holds them up and serves to dampen them (I think). Could your's be rusted and stuck down?
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Look underneath where the board mounts to the mounts and snug those bolts just a bit.
     
  5. joel

    joel Junior Member

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    You can make a bushing to fit arround the mounting bolt out of a plastic milk jug, aka shim stock #j14363-1, or you can give the bracket a bit of a twist, this will counter the wear in the hole the bolt goes through. For what ever the rason I have seen many left floor board rattle and only a couple right board rattle, some that really get loud, the twisting on the bracket, and it doesn't take much, works good
     
  6. itellya

    itellya Member

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    UPDATE....Re: Rattling floorboards

    Ok after talking to my mechanic, I went about it this way to reduce and now stop the noise. I had a look at the spring with the ball bearing after disassembling the floorboards. I stretched the spring, lub everything with some thick grease, and re-installed the boards. Now I ride with allot less noise. Now for those pesty saddle bag hinges....i do have a solution!!!