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post #1 of 14 Old 09-13-2018, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Rattling Sound???

Anyone else experience a rattling sound? almost sounds like a key chain rattling around. It's not the chain, and I just put new tires on so it's not that. Any other thoughts? it seems to be coming from the rear of the bike on the exhaust side. I'm thinking something must be lose but I cant find it! It only does it 4-5000rpm.

Bike is a 2018 1000, I've also owned a 2014 1000, 2012 650 and 2005 650 and none of them did this, and this bike didn't either until around 5,000 miles.

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post #2 of 14 Old 09-13-2018, 05:53 AM
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Centrestand stop rubber missing or the stand hitting something ?

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Any chance a little one dropped a rock in your exhaust?

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Had a rattle on my 650, the center stand pivot bolts were loose.


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Does the rattle get louder when your riding close to a concrete divider? Try oiling the chain and see if it partially goes away. I know you said it's not the chain, but that sound is hard to pinpoint and it might be reverberating off something on the right side making it sound as though that is where it is coming from.

Check for rocks in front sprocket area as well.

Failing that, I guess you need to check every nut and bolt and make sure rear caliper is installed correctly and nothing loose, or just get a louder muffler and go riding.
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Had a LOUD rattle up front in that same rev range. Culprit? The relays for my EB headlight harness vibrating between tank and cheek panel. Zip tie solved it neatly.

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Anyone else experience a rattling sound? almost sounds like a key chain rattling around. It's not the chain, and I just put new tires on so it's not that. Any other thoughts? it seems to be coming from the rear of the bike on the exhaust side. I'm thinking something must be lose but I cant find it! It only does it 4-5000rpm.

Bike is a 2018 1000, I've also owned a 2014 1000, 2012 650 and 2005 650 and none of them did this, and this bike didn't either until around 5,000 miles.
In acceleration I hear an odd sound. It does resemble the sound like a key chain rattling on something. So, this could be perfectly normal. What we need are more 17+ owners to chime in.
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Do you have crash bars? Sometimes they make strange noises at certain harmonic frequencies.
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Do you have crash bars? Sometimes they make strange noises at certain harmonic frequencies.


I had a cracked one on my 650 that made a terrible racket.


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Centrestand stop rubber missing or the stand hitting something ?
no centrestand on the bike

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