This is a fantastic forum, because the more I read, the more I see that my problems are the same as everybody else's!! I have noticed that my bike rattles a good bit, and I have identified three possible causes, and have fixed one so far!
The first one I fixed was that both the exhaust shields at my feet were loose, despite the retaining screws being fully tightened. So I removed the screws and placed a small nut behind each hole in teh covers which raised the covers just enough to allow the retightened screws to do their job. The same problem exists on the silver radiator side-covers, and the plastic stone shield on teh front of it, so I guess I will have to remove the screws and add a few nylon washers (or something similar) then see if tightening up the screws again will do it - I just don't have the right washers at the moment! The third problem I have only discovered today, and that is that my centre stand is quite loose in the hinge fastening, and the spring does not fully raise it either (so it kind of hangs there, just below being fully raised) and there is no rubber stopper for it to hit if it was fully raised. So 3 questions: (1) Where can I get that rubber stopper you mentioned above Linny (do you know the part number? Maybe I'll just make one and bolt it on!), (2) should the stand be fairly tight when turning on its hinge (or am I probably missing some flanges between the bolts and the stand/frame, and (3) should I also replace the spring - I have found an old (stronger) spring the same length in my workshop (it's from a door) so if it fits....? Many thanks for your patience in reading this!