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My MT-03 is vibrating an making a bit of a rattling sound

This is since I fitted hot grips which meant removng the fuel tank to get to the battery. There is now a noticable vibration (especially around 4000-5000rpm) and a rattling noise. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Hi Mattandem

Best approach to working out these sorts of problems is to pull the tank off again,and carefully check all your work. Particularly any new wiring, or wiring that you may have disturbed whilst installing the grips. Check also that all of the rubber mounts for the tank are correctly in place. Cabling has a tendency to rattle quite loudly against any and everything on your bike. Vinyl insulation tape lagging new cables to existing looms is an effective way to stop them rattling, and strategically placed cable ties, particularly about the front end and headlamp fitting. Good luck with the de-rattle. Let me know how you got on. Cheers

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robotek

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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