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rattling mirror

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by geeth, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. I have a minor annoyance on my bike at the moment the right side mirror is rattling. Specifically the glass is vibrating in the plastic enclosure.

    Anyone have any ideas on stopping the rattle?
    I was thinking some like pressing to glass in place and maybe lining the edges with silicone.

  2. Go into a glass store otherwise and grab some of the clear liner. It's like silicone, only extruded already. It's the same stuff that theyt use on bike mirrors from the factory.

    I had the this same prob with my last bike. At anything over 40 kays it looked like I had a million cars in it.
  3. Cheers mate,
    Mine rattles until 8k rpm then fine until 10.
  4. Perhaps a slim rubber washer between the stem and fairing/mounting point? Sounds like its definitely an engine vibe thats causing it, probably fairly common if so. If the silicone lining doesn't work give the washer a shot, just make sure its not much thicker than 1mm as then it'll provide give at higher speeds.

    - boingk