Loose headers?

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My bike made a strange rattling sound that I never figured out until I took of the radiators to do the thermal wrap on the pipes and change the coolant.

I noticed a bunch of soot under the 2 right headers, so I tightened them up. Didn't have a torque wrench handy, so I noted about how tight the other 2 were, and did about the same (as best as I could) on the right 2. They were quite loose, I think I got a full turn at least out of each of the 4 bolts. Bike built on Monday blues? Don't know...

The rattle seems to be gone though.

-- Andy Ruhl (quadreverb@yahoo.com), October 27, 2002


Also if a front indicator bulb had to be replaced and silicon was not used then the lens will rattle like hell. Put the fright into me till I discovered it.....

-- Pril (pril@voicenet.uk.net), February 20, 2003.

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