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post #1 of 10 Old 10-19-2013, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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2013 DL650 Hard Bags Rattle No More!

For those of you who are looking for a solution to you hard bags rattling, Here's a $6 fix. West Marine has the shrink tubing for this 10 minute fix. Should last a bit longer than electrical tape. but that works too.

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post #2 of 10 Old 10-19-2013, 07:12 PM
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Heat shrink - smart!

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post #3 of 10 Old 10-19-2013, 07:50 PM
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Even simpler and cheaper technique. Adjust the latch properly. Loosen the two bolts that secure the latch hook to the rack, move the hook a little bit forward, tighten the bolts and try it. Takes the rattle right out.


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Mine do not rattle... yet. I will keep this in mind when things loosen-up. Thanks!
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post #5 of 10 Old 10-19-2013, 09:33 PM
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I used to use plastic tubing on the round tubing. Slit the stuff along the long side and put it over the tubing to make up the slop in the latching mechanism.
Whatever works best for you will do the job!
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post #6 of 10 Old 10-20-2013, 09:48 AM
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Mine do not rattle... yet. I will keep this in mind when things loosen-up. Thanks!
same here, no rattle whatsoever

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post #7 of 10 Old 10-20-2013, 01:26 PM
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The shrink wrap is a great idea, but I just adjusted all the clips and made it so when strapping them down it was firm and tight. No rattles after 3000 miles.
post #8 of 10 Old 10-22-2013, 07:58 AM
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Locks not Bags

On mine, its not the boxs but the locks. The cylinder that turns when you insert the key vibrates like crazy, particularly on my top box. If I lock them, then they don't vibrate because there is enough pressure to prevent the vibrations. But I often roll with them unlocked as my bike is almost always parked in a safe place. I know I know, I should just keep them locked all the time.
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post #9 of 10 Old 06-11-2017, 07:03 PM
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Mine rattle where they mount and always have, even when tight. A quick and easy fix is to cut a piece of bicycle inner tube and slide it over. Now it's like having rubber mounted luggage. Easy and free.
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