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A while back I posted hearing a rattling noise in the rear wheel area of my bike when coasting. I got a lot of helpful advice about the potential causes. Some weren't to pleasant and I hoped it wasn't anything serious. I was poking around back there today and found the cause. There is a metal "shroud or gaurd" connected to the rear caliper cover. It seems to be there to prevent water or debris from falling down on the rotor. Its sort of a tinny little gaurd and rattles from time to time. I tried to tighten the screw but it is as tight as it can be. I just adjusted (manhandled) it until I felt it was in a more suitable position. Has anyone else had this issue?
 

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Had the same problem. Not only does the screw have to be snug but there's a small nipple on the other side which fits into an indentation in the caliper. And at the top of the cover is a rolled portion which fits into a semi-slotted portion on the caliper. If all three points don't make solid contact then you'll hear the noise. The whole thing also has to be centered over the rotor so that it doesn't scrape.
 

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A washer under the screw head may help too.
 

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Or use some Blue Locktite. Don't use the Red stuff, it's made for permanent application.
 

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JIMBO83 wrote:
exavid wrote:
A washer under the screw head may help too.
Exavid, you are a smart feller. Why don't you post more often? :cheeky1:
Please, don't ecourage him...:D :gunhead:
 

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That area of the bike is subject to so much rust and corrosion I'd be inclined to use a lockwasher and some WD-40.
 
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