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post #1 of 11 Old 08-04-2012, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds your bike makes...

I'm still in my break in period, currently 300+ miles. I'm curious if y'all have noticed some things such as - rattling of the Trax boxes. I hear some rattling from the left one. I took it in to get it adjusted/tightened. I can't get any motion by hand that would narrow down the exact contact point, by hand it seems that everything is snug. Also, when I put it in neutral during idle it sounds...different. Specifcally, there's a subtle but audible sound difference. Not quite a rattle, not quite a grind, just a different "unsmooth meshing" type sound. Any thoughts, feedback?

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post #2 of 11 Old 08-04-2012, 12:22 PM
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I have noticed some creaking when using the front brake and wondered if it has to do with the ABS?
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The box sound is because of the mounting setup... or so I am told. I have the same noise and traced it back to there. I plan on getting some rubber pad in between.

I think the neutral noise you speak of is normal. My SV had it and so does my buddy's DL. So I hope its okay since my 12 DL650 has it too...lol
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mine sounds pretty much like this 2011 in the video......normal......

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The box sound is because of the mounting setup... or so I am told. I have the same noise and traced it back to there. I plan on getting some rubber pad in between.

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I don't think you need a rubber pad. I had a similar noise and adjusted the mounting bracket...no more noise.
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I've noticed a few members who have mentioned experiencing a rattle with the stock luggage set up. What type of riding are you doing when you're hearing the rattle? I've been on some pretty rough roads with mine and have yet to hear a rattle, loaded or empty.

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I've noticed a few members who have mentioned experiencing a rattle with the stock luggage set up. What type of riding are you doing when you're hearing the rattle? I've been on some pretty rough roads with mine and have yet to hear a rattle, loaded or empty.
Just plain ol' riding on the road. The boxes are empty for now. I understand that this might make it more prone to noise.

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I have noticed some creaking when using the front brake and wondered if it has to do with the ABS?
I'd bet a six pack that front brake creaking does not have anything to do with ABS. I'd bet another six pack that there's people who know more about that than me.

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Maybe it's the sound of those six packs you hear rattling in your luggage Lloyd. That is a sound I hear from time to time.

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Maybe it's the sound of those six packs you hear rattling in your luggage Lloyd. That is a sound I hear from time to time.
Not likely, I've got both of 'em wedged in there pretty good with ice, ice baby.

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