Rattle Trap


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Rattle Trap

Post by TennX » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:35 am



Well winter is on its way and time to go thru my GW, while Im at it is there a trick to tightening up the tupper ware, on bumps sounds like its coming apart....many thanks


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Re: Rattle Trap

Post by Sempai » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:10 am

Keep the rubber side down.

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Re: Rattle Trap

Post by m2102 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:11 pm

TennX wrote:Well winter is on its way and time to go thru my GW, while Im at it is there a trick to tightening up the tupper ware, on bumps sounds like its coming apart....many thanks
that would be my suggestion also. after awhike they do get stretched out an dry. cyclemax is best place to get them.when you replace them rember to give a quick spray of silcone to the rubber,it will go on easier and help keep from drying out.and rember,plastic does rattle once and awhile.wings are put together rather well or they would make a noise more than they do

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Re: Rattle Trap

Post by Doug B. » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:20 am

Is there a good schematic available to let one know where all the grommets that need replacement are located? I hate to just start tearing my bike apart looking for places they "might" belong. Most of my bike squeeks appear to be coming from the front end. Thanks!
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Re: Rattle Trap

Post by m2102 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:06 am

Doug B. wrote:Is there a good schematic available to let one know where all the grommets that need replacement are located? I hate to just start tearing my bike apart looking for places they "might" belong. Most of my bike squeeks appear to be coming from the front end. Thanks!
probably the best rule of thumb is if it comes off and doesn't have a bolt or screw holding it then it will most likly have a gromet. i believe the kit that cyclemax sells,the bigger one,has all the gromets for your bike.

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Re: Rattle Trap

Post by rtaylor137 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:57 am

I found that by installing two tie wraps through each grommet hole to effectively make the hole smaller the 20 year old grommets hold very tightly now. Much cheaper than new grommets and you can add or subtract how many tie wraps you use to securee the tupperware parts.

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Re: Rattle Trap

Post by rtaylor137 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:00 am

Let me clarify that the tie wraps got through the hole in the metal, not the rubber grommet. The metal hole becomes smaller and thereby makes the grommet hole smaller.

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Re: Rattle Trap

Post by virgilmobile » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:17 am

After all that on my 1500,I looked closely at each piece where it overlaps on another.
I found several 'rub' marks...the trunk,battery cover,top shelter,front wheel,etc..
At that point,I attached a small strip of the fuzzy side of Velcro to cushion it.
This quited down the squeaky slow speed bumpy rides. :)

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Re: Rattle Trap

Post by Corkster52 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:22 am

Unread postby rtaylor137 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:00 am

Let me clarify that the tie wraps got through the hole in the metal, not the rubber grommet. The metal hole becomes smaller and thereby makes the grommet hole smaller.
I am having a hard time picturing how the tie-wraps are to be put in the holes. Could you dumb it down for me a little more please? :oops:

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Re: Rattle Trap

Post by m2102 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:40 am

With the grommet in place, move it enough to allow putting wrap between the grommet and metal. The wrap makes grommet just enough smaller to snug it up.

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Re: Rattle Trap

Post by Corkster52 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:56 am

Thanks! That makes perfect sense!

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Re: Rattle Trap

Post by m2102 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:33 am

No problem, been there done that.

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Re: Rattle Trap

Post by Doug B. » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:39 am

As somebody mentioned above, an occasional shot of silicone spray keeps them soft, supple and "grippy" as well.

GREAT suggestion, and thanks m2102!
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Re: Rattle Trap

Post by m2102 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:44 am

Agree on the silicone spray. Simple is always best.

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Re: Rattle Trap

Post by Happytrails » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:10 pm

Don't wait too long to replace those grommets. They may seem expensive for what they are but its cheaper than replacing a side cover that blew off going down the road. After replacing mine they almost feel too tight. Have to be careful because the plastics are old and more brittle now.
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Re: Rattle Trap

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:22 am

Happytrails wrote:Don't wait too long to replace those grommets. They may seem expensive for what they are but its cheaper than replacing a side cover that blew off going down the road. After replacing mine they almost feel too tight. Have to be careful because the plastics are old and more brittle now.
Spray some silicone lubricant on the grommets after installation. This will make it easier to remove and install the plastics, but the renewed grommets are more than strong enough to hold them in place.



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