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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-03-2017, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Loud Lowers

I bought a set of lowers for my 950 Tourer a few months back (I got the longest of the three sizes). Then I started noticing a loud rattle at high rpms that I thought might be something loose on the engine or exhaust. Turns out that it is the bottom of the lowers vibrating and actually emitting a loud rattling/buzzing noise.
I'm hoping to somehow stabilize / stiffen the bottom of the lowers with something rather that buy a shorter set or cut these.
Has anyone here ever experienced this and found a solution?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-04-2017, 08:37 AM
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How about a picture? If you have to cut them it isn't difficult.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-04-2017, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reply!
I went to the garage to take some pictures and I noticed that I have to cut them anyway. I can turn the wheel all the way right and left, but it flexes the lowers some kinda bad. I can't see any good coming from that. I'll break out the band saw and trim them down. I guess I'll be killing two birds with one band saw.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-05-2017, 07:21 AM
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After you sand the edges down as smooth as you can get it, put some acetone on a rag and wipe the edge to make it look like a factory cut. Of course if the acetone gets anywhere else it will ruin the surface.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-06-2017, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the tip!
The only thing I don't like is that I'll have to cut off most of the lowers (I had the longest ones that Yamaha sells).
I guess I'll get it over with and cut them down. If I have any problems, I may just make my own from the stock windshield that's taking up space in the garage.
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I have the Memphis Shades fork detectors. They are wide and long, and I love them. Never any noise issue or vibration. But I have yet to figure out if they are compatible with any engine guards. (I should really get some for protection. )

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