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Cured My Noisy Dash

I, too, had the dreaded dash rattle on my V before I came up with the solution in the photos.

It's silicone hobby fuel line in neon green. Does the trick and I like the look. Also used some to cure the rattle on my rad guard.
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And is even looks good! Nice job.

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matching green. Nice work!

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That looks great. Much better than the gray weather stripping poking out of my dash. Where do you pick up that stuff. Hobby shop?

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I, too, had the dreaded dash rattle on my V before I came up with the solution in the photos.

It's silicone hobby fuel line in neon green. Does the trick and I like the look. Also used some to cure the rattle on my rad guard.
Very creative and a great idea!!
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That's amazing - and very helpful. You must have the most extensive collection of links in the entire galaxy - or perhaps the universe!

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Very Nice! Youd have been hard pressed to get a better color match if you had it made to order!
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Great farkle, and affordable too. LOL. I may get some for my bike. I too am Green with envy.

One of my neighbors with a BMW 1200 was walking his dog last night as I was preparing to take off for a ride. He had never seen my Green 09 with 890 miles on it. He REALLY, REALLY liked it, especially the bright luminescent green looking eerie as the sun was setting.

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Creative solution. Is that stuff available in red or black?


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Colors

They list red and blue. as well as purple, orange and yellow.

For black, I'd just go to an auto parts store and get similar black silicone in the same size.
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"The Pirnie" mod!

Great idea for the rattle. Maybe you should patent it and sell it to Kawasaki.

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Blue is available. $4.05 for the tubing, $9.30 for shipping from Active Powersports.
I hate shipping ripoffs.
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http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Water-Tubing-SuperVee-Nitro/dp/B000X4KM6ULess than $6.00 on Amazon for 3' of the tubing (shipped).
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I, too, had the dreaded dash rattle on my V before I came up with the solution in the photos.

It's silicone hobby fuel line in neon green. Does the trick and I like the look. Also used some to cure the rattle on my rad guard.
Looks great. I'm considering doing this in either blue or black. Did you glue it in place or just stuff it in? It'd be nice to just stuff it in, would make it easy to re-do after disassembly for mods and such.
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100cm (40 inches / 3 feet, 4 inches) Lime Green silicone tubing: http://www.amazon.com/100CM-SILICONE-TUBING-SOLID-GREEN/dp/B002PE6VL6/ref=sr_1_14?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1307756522&sr=1-14
3 feet Blue silicone tubing: http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Water-Tubing-SuperVee-Nitro/dp/B000X4KM6U/ref=sr_1_10?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1307756789&sr=1-10
2 feet Red silicone tubing: http://www.amazon.com/Du-Bro-2234-Red-Nitro-Line/dp/B0006O8SXQ/ref=sr_1_6?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1307757149&sr=1-6
2 feet Black neoprene tubing: http://www.amazon.com/2-NEOPRENE-FUEL-TUBING-MEDIUM/dp/B004AF9OA8/ref=sr_1_2?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1307757315&sr=1-2

You can also get Black rubber tubing in any length from your local auto parts distributor:

http://www.goodyearep.com/productsdetail.aspx?id=10536

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Looks great. I'm considering doing this in either blue or black. Did you glue it in place or just stuff it in? It'd be nice to just stuff it in, would make it easy to re-do after disassembly for mods and such.
It was an easy stuff in job on the top and sides. The bottom was a tighter fit. There I split the tubing in half with a cutter and used a half piece.

For the tighter fits, I found that I could get the tubing to roll and compress into place. It sounds wierd, but you'll understand when you do it.

The tubing is Dubro Racing No. 2231 Silicone Tubing Green - 2 ft. Nitro Line, purchased from Amazon.com.

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Great solution. I found some black fuel line and did the same to mine. Took care of the buzz. Thanks for the great solution.
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Thanks for the idea of using silicone hobby fuel line! I ordered some of the red and did the same for my red 2008. Looks and works great.

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Thanks for this great idea! Was trying to figure out how to fix this problem without having to strip the entire instrument cluster down, and voila! Have got my fuel lines and put it in, works great!!
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