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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-03-2009, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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99 GSXR 600 faring rattle

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Just purchased a used 99 GSXR 600. I haven't ridden for over 15 years due to family commitments/kids stuff. Super glad to be back on 2 wheels. I used to have a '86 Ninja 600 then an '88 600 Katana for road use. Raced an '86 GSXR 750 back in the day.

I have a quick question. The faring seems to rattle a little bit on the GSXR600 as I hit some rough pavement. Is this normal?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-07-2009, 07:50 PM
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It is not normal.

Is there a crack in the plastic somewhere? If you are missing just one bolt this is enough for the plastic to "slap" when you hit a bump.

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Duct Tape is your friend.

Ok seriously, if you are mechanically inclined enough, take off the fairings in look for cracks, damages, missing fairing rivets. Ronayers.com has online diagrams to show where things go. Unless you have a Haynes or Chilton manual for the bike that is.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 08:23 PM
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Hello Friends,

A new CCT manual or auto is a good first start, but you got no idea if thats your true issue or not. Might fix it, might not. It's cheep and seems to be common from what I can read with srads and allows you to get your hands a bit dirty. And since your hands will already be dirty doing this.... take some time and inspect your bike, download the manual, crack into it and check everything that is said to be routinely checked or inspected. There is a whole section on trouble shooting a noise and possible solutions and how to do them.
I'm procrastinating doing the very same thing. A co-worker told me its normal, he used to be an motorcycle mechanic before he joined the mil. I do not believe him that the noises I hear is normal or optimal running condition. Eventually I will resolve it, likely this winter. But I feel safe driving my bike to work and back, knowing full well my front wheel is warped.
Another weird rattle I had in the 3-6k rpm range was my chain when I first got the bike and had no idea bout 1-2in play. I would start off scared to even be on the thing not giving the bike enough throttle in the friction zone and the bike would shutter and this incredibly loud rattle would freak me out.. it was the flippin chain bouncing around on the swing arm.

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