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Offline whrami

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Exhaust rattle
« on: April 18, 2017, 09:10:07 pm »
I had a stopped soft drop parking on the right side and now I hear loose keys jingling in the exhaust. Any ideas where to look?

Offline FTB530

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Re: Exhaust rattle
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 11:06:14 pm »
It is the muffler bearing, sorry I had to :)) , really don't have a clue!

Offline whrami

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Re: Exhaust rattle
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 11:36:43 pm »
Posting on the phone doesn't work well, lol. Now that I'm at home I can describe it better. After taking a closer look it looks like the lower mid pipe support bolt is missing from a previous aftermarket exhaust install.. The play seems to be at the joint, the header collector area can move around quite a bit. I'm suspecting the gasket at the collector is shot from the tip over and possibly header nuts are loose. Just wondering whats common on these bikes.

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Re: Exhaust rattle
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 12:20:50 am »
Check the muffler to pipe clamps,  inspect the pipes for any loose mount points......  Not difficult to do a visual.

Also...check your kickstand/sidestand :)

If all seems good then you may need to dig deeper :(
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