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    It is only my first month with this bike, so maybe it is perfectly normal. Yesterday to give some sort of a cleaning. What caught my attention was that some parts seem quite loose and can "wobble" quite a bit. Do they all do this? Is this because of all the rubber mounts?

    Notable wobbly bits:
    - Taillight
    - Flyscreen and instrument cluster
    - Exhaust (stock)

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    I thought you were talking about me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev Ken View Post
    I thought you were talking about me!<img src="https://f800riders.org/forum/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
    Haha, I wouldn't dare to &#x1f609;

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    Can only comment on this from point of view of my GT - but parts are the same.
    Tail light - yes it wobbles around a lot
    Instrument cluster - yes wobbles
    Exhaust - doesn't wobble too much but yes, it does move around a bit.

    As you say, due to the rubber mounts on all of them.
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    All is good then! It's one way of making it resist vibrations I guess. Not used to this much rubber parts on Japanese bikes (this is my first non Japanese)

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    Yep, reckon it's all good, know where you're coming from though. First time I saw the wobble on the rear light I was shocked but it's completely normal and designed that way.
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    More than these can come a little loose or worse. I make a pass around my ('12) every 500 miles (programmed reminder) tightening the fasteners for all the body work, turn signal lights, the bolt holding the speed meter (rear wheel, down low, left side; shop once forgot to tighten it) and anything else that isn't "industrial strength" fastened including the the shield on the stock exhaust. I often find quarter turns needed. Been on several group rides where "hung" bags fell off bikes, exhaust pipe was hanging at start, etc. (None of these were F800R's.)

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