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post #1 of 9 Old 12-08-2012, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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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?

I just noticed here: 2006 Honda CB900F AC RADIATOR | Babbitts Honda Parts House that the radiator grill is supposed to be screwed on - I seem to be missing the screws - so that probably explains the noise from the front.

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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.

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Welcome to the forum!

Are you in Vancouver, Wa? If you are, then I can help if you like. If you're in Canada, well not much we can do for you... KIDDING! Either way, you've come to the right place!

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I had the rear tail light vibration, it was the mounting bolt on the gear shift side of the tail light. The radiator grill, I'd replace it with a better one that stops stones hitting it.

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Are you in Vancouver, Wa? If you are, then I can help if you like. If you're in Canada, well not much we can do for you... KIDDING! Either way, you've come to the right place!
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While you are at it , tighten the seat lock/latch bolts.
Will do. I am thinking of replacing the rubber bushes for the bolts that attach the rear cowl to the frame too.

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I had the rear tail light vibration, it was the mounting bolt on the gear shift side of the tail light. The radiator grill, I'd replace it with a better one that stops stones hitting it.
Will check that too. The radiator grill is okay - its just missing the screws but still stays on.

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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).

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