Rattle Trap


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Rattle Trap

Postby 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

Postby Sempai » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:10 am

Keep the rubber side down.

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Re: Rattle Trap

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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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