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jeffdowdy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:00 pm    Post subject: squeak and rattle Reply with quote

I ride my Stella Auto to and from work everyday. On the way home today it began to make a squeaking noise and felt like it was rattling, seemingly from the front tire area. I couldn't exactly locate where it was coming from. When I stopped I couldn't recreate the rattle noise. I went at a slow pace to get home and the engine was unaffected.

Probably unrelated, but I seem to have shook loose the screw along the right side of the wheel cover.

Sorry, I lack technical terminology. Grateful for any input.
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milly
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you take pic of said area might spark some idea's
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jeffdowdy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:41 pm    Post subject: video of sounds Reply with quote

Here's a link to video where you can hear the sound: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZZkmguGvc8Nyx4YL9
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check the allen head bolts that hold the brake disk on. They have a tendency to loosen up on the Stella if they are installed without threadlocker. This would make the heads of the bolts scrape/squeak against the caliper, and the disk itself could be rattling around.
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jeffdowdy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:29 am    Post subject: pic of rattle Reply with quote

[img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/XU58xmwBsvvBEr198[/img]

Thanks @stanza for the tip. I will check them out immediately to see if that is the issue. I will update with results.

In the image you can see where a screw is missing.
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Mr.FixIt
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little Blue Loctite won't hurt. Clean the brake dust out of the hole first with some brake cleaner and a cotton swab (or a handful of them).
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2003stellaDave
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That missing screw fastens the fender to the fork. There are three bolts at the top of the fender and one on the side. The screw/bolt missing is the one on the side.

You’ll need a small bolt, a couple of washers and a lock washer.
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jeffdowdy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:43 pm    Post subject: no such luck Reply with quote

I checked and they weren't loose.

I can only re-create the sound at higher speeds and then once the squeaking and rattling/knocking starts it will continue somewhat as I slow down. The brake seems unaffected.

Clearly a novice and would appreciate any help.
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milly
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On this phone it sounds like something slapping about on it but not as a regular beat more like odd times loose cable I really can't tell, sorry I cant be more helpful. One other thing have pulled, pushed and twisted everything on front end see if nothing is free to move about at speed.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:42 pm    Post subject: reattached fender Reply with quote

I discovered the source (I believe).

The coils on the suspension are rubbing against the fender... or at least that is part of the sound. I tried reattaching the fender to the suspension but it was too tight and only made it worse. I need a way to attach it and I assume there was some sort of bushing/spacer to create some separation between the suspension and fender.

If anyone could share a picture of how it's attached or a link to the part, that would be very helpful.

Thanks. [/quote]
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2003stellaDave
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any hardware store should be able to help you out. There’s no spacer. If it’s too close you could try using a washer.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There’s not much of a gap.
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