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Old 01-10-2019, 05:31 PM
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When you guys heard the rarrle, was it obvious it was coming from the tank area?
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
When you guys heard the rarrle, was it obvious it was coming from the tank area?
Not overly obvious at first, but when it was rattling all I had to do was put my hand on the gas cap to silence it, so yeah, you can definitely determine if it's the gas cap doing it.
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
When you guys heard the rarrle, was it obvious it was coming from the tank area?
No, it just gradually appeared, and I thought for the longest time that the lifters were making the noise, or something in the top end. I felt like an idiot when I finally realized that's what it was. But FatBob2018 is right - all you have to do is put your hand on it and it stops. If you're paying attention, you can even see it moving.
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by joe40x View Post
I put one of the wives hair ties under the cap, worked great!
That's the ticket!
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
When you guys heard the rarrle, was it obvious it was coming from the tank area?
No mine did not so I tightened many fittings shimmed with gasket paper all the fittings for the mudguard /lights mounts ,shimmed the foot pegs and still had the buzz every time I went through the gears.
I was riding and I put my hand on the gas cap , the buzz stopped. But there's no other rattles or hums at all , quietest running chassis of any HD I ever owned now .lol
 

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Old 01-19-2019, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Gremski View Post
I love my 18' Fatbob, but the gas cap rattles (vibrates) when I accelerate. It's pretty noisy, mixes with the engine sound in an annoying way. Wondering if anyone else has experienced this and found an easy fix? I try tightening it, adjusting it, etc. but can't get rid o' the rattle. Would replace if I could find one that matches my industrial grey.
Same here 2018 breakout,, and I'm needing gloss grey , any luck finding a grey one?
 
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:33 AM
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Anyone seen anything other than black or chrome flush mount gas caps? Need a grey one!
 
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Old 01-21-2019, 04:36 PM
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Bought a new 18 Fatboy. I had the cap rattle too. HD replaced without question. New cap rattles too.
 
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Old 01-21-2019, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by bernardC View Post
Bought a new 18 Fatboy. I had the cap rattle too. HD replaced without question. New cap rattles too.
Stake the inner ring from bellow, the instructions are up in this thread.
 
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:04 PM
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But I didn't use the trim ring... Looks much better and smaller then the original noisy one
 

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