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    Is there a rubber seal for the trim cover for the headlight. I can not get the Damn rattle to stop.

  • #2
    i has the same problem with my 01. I can't remember what i did that finely got it to stop. I remember putting electric tape around the headlight bucket where the ring sat over it. I also cut 2 pcs of hose about 1" long and cut slits down the side of them and put them between the ring and the bucket (on the top), I bent tabs, at one point I even had electrical tape around the outside of the ring and the bucket... Drove me nuts.. good luck wish I could be of more help, but maybe some of my ideas will work for you.
    owning a motorcycle is not a matter of life or death, it is much more important than that

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    • #3
      Hi.i also had that rattle . I put many strings of builders glue inside the bucket . It worked well

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Yaman View Post
        Hi.i also had that rattle . I put many strings of builders glue inside the bucket . It worked well
        Can you explain that in a little more detail. What did you determine was the cause of the rattle. Thanks

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        • Yaman
          Yaman commented
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          I took it for a ride without my helmet so it was possible to listen where it came from . I put my hand on different places and when I touch the top of the bucket it was quiet ..so I went to my work car and picked up some strong glue . I use that for panels on walls in hospitals so its strong

        • roadiemort
          roadiemort commented
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          So use used the glue as a sound deadening device or for anti vibration not actually bonding parts together.

      • #5
        This helped me some:

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        • #6
          Never had the problem, but if I did I would just wrap a rubber band around the front lip on the bucket. Seems there would be many easy options. By the way, what’s the proper torque on the tire valve stem caps?

          “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

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          • #7
            This is how I did mine .

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            • #8
              Originally posted by Yaman View Post
              This is how I did mine .
              So it dampens the vibration. Interesting. I wonder if adhesive sound mat would work too.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by Yaman View Post
                This is how I did mine .
                OK, you gave it some rigidity and also made somewhat of a baffler? Would seem it would break up the echo effect of the smooth interior of the bucket? Right?

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Doc_V View Post

                  So it dampens the vibration. Interesting. I wonder if adhesive sound mat would work too.
                  Doc, where would you get this sound mat?

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                  • #11
                    I still think some of the noise is from the ring on the front of the bucket. Those little tab have to be just right!

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                    • Dick M
                      Dick M commented
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                      I believe most of the noise is the from the front trim ring but the head light bucket is the perfect amplifier for that noise and other noises from the noisy RS. That empty head light bucket makes a very good speaker/bell. Its probably best to fix both the rattle and add a sound absorber to the inside of the bucket, preferably something fire proof even.

                  • #12
                    I have used some of that foam weather stripping around the ring to help tighten up the fit around the light.

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                    • #13
                      I had some memory foam mattress topper material... I cut a square of it and placed it in the top of the bucket, as I was putting the light in place. I absorbed all the vibes.

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                      • #14
                        Ya, 3 tabs of adhesive weather strip evenly spaced cured mine.
                        Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid----John Wayne

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                        • #15
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                          “The West is the Best" - Jim Morrison

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                          • #16
                            This always worked better for me.

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                            • #17
                              OK, well I did put some foam in the buck to break up the echo and added some rubber pieces around the bezel. I tapped on the side of the bucket with the palm of my hand, still a rattle if I hold some pressure on the headlight it stops. There is only the two adjustment screws and that little wire retainer that hold that thing together. Not sure what can be used to stop it from rattling? I did take off the fairing and go for a ride before and after. You can't hear any rattle at all without the fairing. Fairing does a great job of amplifying the rattle! Well, back to riding and will deal with the rattle in the winter time!

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                              • #18
                                Originally posted by NCB View Post

                                Doc, where would you get this sound mat?
                                Check any local auto parts store or eBay / Amazon, etc.

                                I think the technical term is "Sound Deadening Material"

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                                • roadiemort
                                  roadiemort commented
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                                  Car stereo install shop will have it also.

                                • Doc_V
                                  Doc_V commented
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                                  Good point!

                              • #19
                                I'm getting ready to heat/sound insulate the old Plymouth. I came across this stuff and wondered if any of you have tried it? I tried the search, here,...

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                                • #20
                                  I went to the local stereo shop and got quoted $1200 to dynamat my cab. Way too much so I looked to buy dynamat and do it myself. Was shocked how...

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