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How to stop fairing rattling above headlight

Ive found out my fairing is rattling where it sits on top of the headlight i know im going to need to cover the rattling surfaces with something to stop the rattle. Just wanting some ideas for how to do it before i rip the whole front to bits.

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Re: How to stop fairing rattling above headlight

Are you sure it's not rattling where the windshield is mounted on the fairing?
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Are you sure it's not rattling where the windshield is mounted on the fairing?
Nope ive tightened all of them up i was considering taking the screen off n putting a strip of that door draught stop
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Re: How to stop fairing rattling above headlight

Tightening wouldn't necessarily stop it from buzzing at certain engine speeds. Have you tried putting a hand on the wind shield and applying some pressure while there's buzzing, to see if it will stop?
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Tightening wouldn't necessarily stop it from buzzing at certain engine speeds. Have you tried putting a hand on the wind shield and applying some pressure while there's buzzing, to see if it will stop?
Yea mate i just took the windscreen off n went for a ride and my rattle has gone so its definitely the screen. I just need a way to insulate the contacting surfaces to stop the buzzing.
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Re: How to stop fairing rattling above headlight

What sort of fasteners do you have, fixing the windscreen to the fairing? The well-nuts normally used should take care of that, if properly installed. Their top, rubber washer-like surface is supposed to go between the fairing and wind shield, which should dampen any vibrations and you should also have relatively soft/flexible washers to go under the screws on the top side of the shield. They also shouldn't be tightened down too much, just enough to get the well-nut to bulge.

That said, they can still rattle, depending on their quality. An aftermarket set I got a while ago, had relatively thin surfaces and kept buzzing, until it stopped for some reason. Try making sure they're properly installed, and varying their tension and see if that helps.
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