Vibration and noise from tail light and radiator grill
Hello, I am new here. Have had a 2006 919 for a couple of years now and I think am going to keep it longer. A thing that has been bothering me these days is vibration noise at about 2000 RPM. I did some inspection with the throttle set to a certain level and pressing down on things and figured that the noise was from the tail light in the back and the radiator grill in the front.
I took off the tail light and the noise goes away - but the problem is I am not really sure how to install the gasket around the tail light any more - I am guessing fitting the gasket properly is going to buffer the vibration and make the noise go away. I do have the service manual but I am guessing getting a gasket around the tail light is too low level a detail to describe, and maybe anybody tinkering should know how to do it - sadly I don't. Could someone tell me the technique in doing it? Do you glue it on around the tail light before installing it into the recess?
A trick I use for any o-ring replacement is to run a little bead of grease (I usually use white lithium) in the groove where the o-ring goes. Then place the o-ring into the grease. This will hold it into place and also keep the o-ring from drying out.
Check on the underside of the tail for the plastic seat pan as well. There are 2 bolts under there that attach it to the frame work and if they start to loosen up the whole assembly will make some vibration noises (I have found out the hard way).