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Old 10-10-2010, 11:18 PM
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ive done some searches but cant find the answer. 2006 flhri road king. my front brake lever has started to rattle pretty good at idle. never had a bike do this before. the pin and the clip are like they should be. the lever and the perch are stock items with only 18000 miles. any thing i can adjust,shim.etc to stop this?

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I would like to know the answer too. My clutch lever rattles alittle.
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:35 AM
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The clutch lever was the noisey one on my 06 EGS.
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Old 10-11-2010, 08:51 AM
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My brake lever was rattling too, causing brake light to flutter. Camp for controls and lever was seperated a little. Loosened and pushed together. Problem fixed. Must have happened when I changed grips.
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:54 AM
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Both levers do have a plastic bushing that may be worn out.
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:00 PM
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I would like to know the answer too. My clutch lever rattles alittle.
ive found that when my clutch lever rattles, i can just adjust the cable on the adjuster on the cable itself to take out some play,doesnt take much. but theis brake lever rattle is a new one on me.

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There is a plastic little doo-hickey on the clutch lever, reminds me of a cable clamp. I think it's called an anti rattle clip. I've replaced mine twice in 80,000 miles. You have to remove the lever to see it, held on with a small screw.
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Good to know. Mine rattles a bit and only has 7500 miles.
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I wonder if there would be a way of preventing this wear, like say often lubricating ?
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Mine rattles also, but it doesn't bother me...

Thought of shimming between the lever and housing with shim stock cut out like flat washer(s), maybe even a piece of thin gasket material/vinyl/nylon/neo-poly-something-plastic sheet, but haven't gotten around to it yet. You could try a C-clamp to pull the two sides together, but it would be very small amount of movement necessary. And, if you happen to bend them together too much it may just crack the housing, or cause the lever to stick randomly. Gotta be careful when you become the engineer correcting something which may well be an intentionally acceptable part of the original design...
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