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Old 03-13-2018, 03:38 PM
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I have a 2008 Roadglide. The fairing rattles at idle,how do I fixit?
 
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Old 03-13-2018, 03:51 PM
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Welcome from Hampton Roads Virginia. Ask the same question over in the other form area. This area is for new member welcome. Upper left. Forums..Harley Davidson Tech and Mechanical..Frame and Suspension
 

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Old 03-13-2018, 07:01 PM
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How do you fix it? You find out what's rattling and do what it takes to keep it from rattling.

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Old 03-13-2018, 09:53 PM
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If you can grab the fairing out at the ends of the batwing and move it quite a bit the brackets inside are broken.
 
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Have you taken the outer fairing off yet? It is common for the fairing support brackets to break.
 
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rev it up
 
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Originally Posted by BobFLHT2002 View Post
Have you taken the outer fairing off yet? It is common for the fairing support brackets to break.
I have never heard that or experienced it in 3 Road Glides. I have known a few people and read of countless others having the brackets break on a batwing but OP has a Sharknose.

OP, grab the fairing bottom from the front and see if it is loose there. May just be the brackets loose on the engine guard but probably not. Most likely where they connect to the frame. If you have not taken it apart or do not know how, plenty of Youtube videos.
 
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Old 03-14-2018, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by ks69 View Post
I have a 2008 Roadglide. The fairing rattles at idle,how do I fixit?
Hi from the UK and welcome to HDF. As others have suggested you need to identify what is causing the rattle. It is possible a bracket has broken. You can see a breakdown of your fairing, in fact your whole bike, right here. If you need to dismantle your fairing I suggest you buy a FSM first.
 
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Old 03-15-2018, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by nobodyknowsme View Post
I have never heard that or experienced it in 3 Road Glides. I have known a few people and read of countless others having the brackets break on a batwing but OP has a Sharknose.

OP, grab the fairing bottom from the front and see if it is loose there. May just be the brackets loose on the engine guard but probably not. Most likely where they connect to the frame. If you have not taken it apart or do not know how, plenty of Youtube videos.
yep, I read the original post too fast and didn't even notice he was talking about a road glide...
 
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Welcome to the forum...take it off and look.
 
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