Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Yokosuka, Japan
This one may or may not be a new issue in the Rebel rattle. I knew that my headlight was the source of the rattle. However, I didn't know what was causing it. Opening up the headlight I found that one of the adjusting screws had snapped where the screw post mounts to the bracket that sits over the back of the headlight.
Either the rattling broke this mounting point or the point breaking is the source of the rattle (I'm not sure which). Regardless, I'm in need of a new headlight since the aim constantly drifts to the left during rides and the "soundproofing" technique on here wouldn't solve the problem of the broken alignment screw mounting plate. I don't think I'll be able to repair the break. Looking around online I can't order just the metal bracket which that plate is welded onto. It's the one part in the parts diagram that has no number and is not able to be ordered (of course). Does anybody have any suggestions? I'd rather not pay $115 for an entire bulb assembly when all I need is that one part.
2012 Honda Rebel 250, "Pepe, my Little Mule"