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I'm chasing a rattle around on my 1500. Sounds like emanating from front near base of shield - my guess right now is it's those brass colored retainers under the windshield bolts. I just put on the firecreek shield and I THINK it may be slightly thinner than the stock shield..........maybe that lets those retainers rattle. Will investigate and report back. Bob
 

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I'm chasing a rattle around on my 1500. Sounds like emanating from front near base of shield - my guess right now is it's those brass colored retainers under the windshield bolts. I just put on the firecreek shield and I THINK it may be slightly thinner than the stock shield..........maybe that lets those retainers rattle. Will investigate and report back. Bob
Grab the top of the windshield and try shifting it back and forth, if it wiggles you can adjust the clamps that pull it tight. If you remove the mirrors and looktoward the bottom of the mirror mounting area you will see a screw in a slot. By raising the windshield locking lever and moving the screw forward in the slot you can tighten the clamping action. Another possibility is the chrome bezel below the windshield isn't clipped in in the lower center.
 

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Paul is right. Besides, I always though the aftermarket shields were a bit thicker than the Honda one. The ones I've seen look thicker.
 

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The Tulsa is a tad thicker, not sure about Firecreek though. Do what Paul says and adjust the tension, that should fix the problem either way.
 

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The rattle wasn't the shield, though I did notice that the outboard shield retainers on each side remain "loose" even with the screws tight against their shoulders. I duct taped those just to make sure they didn't rattle.

My rattle was from the interfaces between the shelter, fairing pockets and fairing. I eliminated it by removing the pockets and sticking 1/4 thick foam weatherstripping around the underneath perimeter of each pocket, then putting it all back together. Bob
 
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