Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
2015 front cowling/headlight rattle fix
My 2015 650 developed a nasty rattle after 200 miles just below 2000 RPMs. I took it back to the dealership, and the mechanic grabbed an old piece of styrofoam that was on the floor and wedged it between the headlight assembly and the front cowling, and said, "fixed." I'm not planning on going back. I removed the headlight and found inadequate dampening. My rattle seemed to be coming from the areas circled in red in 1st photo. After trying various additions of foam around the plastic cowling, I ended up removing the 6 pads from the cowling, and wrapped the headlight assembly instead with 1/2 inch neoprene tape, shown in next photos. Feels super solid now, and rattle gone.
Last edited by IAMRA; 03-25-2016 at 12:41 AM.