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  • Kato  Posts: 160
    Stock Poster Kato
    07 Dec 2019 09:50 PM
    Hi 

    Ive got an old TC 88 Fatboy with 75 000 kms on her 

    All going perfect except having to replace the starter motor . Like could there a be a more difficult to house the starter motor ??

    Anyway ...........when I'm at the top end ( say 75% of the applicable engine range ) when accelerating 
    - I get what sounds to be "metallic rattle" vibe up through the fuel tank 
    - It  signs off when I back off the throttle 

    Im not sure if that's  anything to be  concerned about but Id really appreciate any advice from others on this Forum that might have an idea of what it is and if it requires urgent attention . 
    I can assure everyone that is NOT the fuel cap rattling 

    Other than that its been a great ride and hope she does another 100,000 Kms and more 

    Thanks in advance for any assistance 


  • Hoodeng Posts: 211
    Stock Poster Hoodeng
    08 Dec 2019 09:19 AM
    Check the gas tank mount bolts mainly the front one.

    Cheers.
  • Wideglider Posts: 815
    NSW
    Performance Poster Wideglider
    08 Dec 2019 09:37 AM
    Do you get the rattle whilst revving with the bike stationary? 
  • Ken in Cairns Posts: 596
    Cairns FNQ
    Performance Poster Ken in Cairns
    08 Dec 2019 10:54 AM
    Loose heat shield ?
    Best bet is to just go over all the fasteners, good idea to check em every now and then anyway.
    Cheers
    Ken
  • tussuck Posts: 2249
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    08 Dec 2019 12:26 PM
    You might be able to recreate in a lower gear at the right rpm....  Loose heat shield, loose gas tank cap?
  • Kato  Posts: 160
    Stock Poster Kato
    08 Dec 2019 08:06 PM
    Quoting Hoodeng on 08 Dec 2019 09:19 AM
    Check the gas tank mount bolts mainly the front one.

    Cheers.

    Good point - ill do that

    cheers

  • Kato  Posts: 160
    Stock Poster Kato
    08 Dec 2019 08:07 PM
    Quoting Wideglider on 08 Dec 2019 09:37 AM
    Do you get the rattle whilst revving with the bike stationary? 
    another good point - only whilst riding and on the gas ( not stationary )
  • Kato  Posts: 160
    Stock Poster Kato
    08 Dec 2019 08:08 PM
    Quoting tussuck on 08 Dec 2019 12:26 PM
    You might be able to recreate in a lower gear at the right rpm....  Loose heat shield, loose gas tank cap?
    Its certainly NOT the fuel cap ,...……….nere thought of the heat shield on the pipes ( I'll check that one  )
  • Kato  Posts: 160
    Stock Poster Kato
    08 Dec 2019 08:09 PM
    Quoting Ken in Cairns on 08 Dec 2019 10:54 AM
    Loose heat shield ?
    Best bet is to just go over all the fasteners, good idea to check em every now and then anyway.
    Cheers
    Ken

    Yep- particularly the heat shields


    Thanks for the input (most welcoeme )

  • baldy1450 Posts: 8
    Stock Poster baldy1450
    08 Dec 2019 08:38 PM
    cam chain tensioner ???????
  • Ken in Cairns Posts: 596
    Cairns FNQ
    Performance Poster Ken in Cairns
    10 Dec 2019 11:54 AM
    Gee I hope not, I'm hoping it is something simple for him.
  • Kato  Posts: 160
    Stock Poster Kato
    10 Dec 2019 12:00 PM
    Quoting Ken in Cairns on 10 Dec 2019 11:54 AM
    Gee I hope not, I'm hoping it is something simple for him.

    Fork ….me too .


    Doubt its the tensioner but i'll have a look in theer plus  need to check on the C Chain sliders . Never did go the gear driven cams route - and last time i checked they were near perfect

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