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Rattle at 5-6000 rpm???
« on: May 24, 2003, 12:18:55 PM »
Hey,

Just got a RR and noticed at rattle around 5-6k.  Anyone have a similar problem?  Curious if it's a common thing or a problem with my bike in particular.

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Re:Rattle at 5-6000 rpm???
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2003, 02:29:48 PM »
If it's not your keychain, you should probobly take it to the dealer. I haven't noticed anything

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Re:Rattle at 5-6000 rpm???
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2003, 06:19:37 PM »
Same for me, it's like a smooth rattle around 4,500-6,000 rpm. Will get it checked up at 1000km service.
I believe Snow has the same problem too. You can check out posts in Wrenching under gingle bells.
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Re:Rattle at 5-6000 rpm???
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2003, 11:35:36 AM »
I had a rattle in mine when I got it too.  Try standing on the throttle side of your bike, and with the palm of your hand, give a good firm tap on the clip-on.  In my case I took off my bar end weight and there was an extra washer in there that was shaking around.  Simple fix, ao I hope your's is just as easy to find.

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Re:Rattle at 5-6000 rpm???
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2003, 05:11:52 PM »
I had a rattle in mine when I got it too.  Try standing on the throttle side of your bike, and with the palm of your hand, give a good firm tap on the clip-on.  In my case I took off my bar end weight and there was an extra washer in there that was shaking around.  Simple fix, ao I hope your's is just as easy to find.

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It's not an "extra" washer. It's meant to be there, and Ryan, yes, you had a rattle.  Took me about an hour to find it.  It was that same damned washer.  A drop of silicone on it will stick it to the bar end weight and prevent the rattle  :D

And a few points of clarification, the rattle I heard on Ryan's was due to the right hand side clip-on, and BE CAREFUL! The screw that holds it in has Honda's GREEN/permanent lock-tite on it, and the screw is a #1, not #2.  If you use a #2 phillips, you will likely strip it since it requires a LOT of force to get out...
« Last Edit: May 25, 2003, 05:15:25 PM by Jeff »
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Re:Rattle at 5-6000 rpm???
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2003, 04:30:12 PM »
I work at a dealership here in Jersey, and from all the hondas i have ever had new or used, i would bet a hundred dollars that it is the cam chain tensioner. Honda has always had the 5grand rattle i like to call it . It is na big deal.

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Re:Rattle at 5-6000 rpm???
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2003, 11:45:58 AM »
Yup, same problem with my bike.  I've started to ignore it and accept it though.  Although if its just a bar end plug washer, that seems like a quick easy fix.  I'll probably give that a shot.

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Re:Rattle at 5-6000 rpm???
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2003, 02:14:08 PM »
I have the same problem I  think.  I was taping the handle bar all the way to the left and I heard the washer rattling in the right bar end.  Do you have put lock tite on the screw after you take it off and put it back on?  I don't want the bar end coming off while I am riding.

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Re:Rattle at 5-6000 rpm???
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2003, 02:28:23 PM »
is it a bell sound or a rattle?  if you hear a rattle it what they said before the cam-chain tensioner.  my 1987 hurricane even does it....if its that gingle...it the right bar end
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Re:Rattle at 5-6000 rpm???
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2003, 12:35:47 AM »
what is the cam chain tensioner? ???

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Re:Rattle at 5-6000 rpm???
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2003, 11:42:30 AM »
I think my bike just got this "infamous" rattle ... very noticable when decelerating, slightly when accelerating, always during 4500-6000 rpm.  Any ideas?!   ???
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Re:Rattle at 5-6000 rpm???
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2003, 03:34:16 PM »
if its the same rattle my rr has (which is the same as my f4i had) its coming from the cams or timing chain, honda has had trouble with this for a long time, my f4i got so bad by 10,000 miles that it sounded like it was going to come apart at any time, I was told the problem was resolved for the rr but...

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Re:Rattle at 5-6000 rpm???
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2003, 03:53:18 PM »
if its the same rattle my rr has (which is the same as my f4i had) its coming from the cams or timing chain, honda has had trouble with this for a long time, my f4i got so bad by 10,000 miles that it sounded like it was going to come apart at any time, I was told the problem was resolved for the rr but...

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Re:Rattle at 5-6000 rpm???
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2003, 07:31:07 AM »
if it is the CCT Replace it with a manual one and allways use the same mechanic.

Hope it isn't the CCT.
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Re:Rattle at 5-6000 rpm???
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2003, 02:03:06 PM »
I get a noticable humming sound around those rpm range but it disappears when I get above 7k rpm.  Should I be worried because this is my first sportbike and I don't know nothing about nothing. ;)
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