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Rattling Exhaust During acceleration and when the motor is under load I hear a rattling noise. The noise sounds like it is coming from the exhaust. I have checked all the bolts and they are all tight. I have a cobra slip on and thought it was the pipe, but after checking it a couple dozen times, I'm convinced that it's not the problem.

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Have you removed the baffle and checked its all secure ?

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  • Anthony Ellis
    Anthony Ellis Mar 29, 2014

    Paul,

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    Anthony Ellis Mar 29, 2014

    sorry, I have completely removed the baffle and it made it way worse.

  • paul
    paul Mar 29, 2014

    have you tried to recreate the rattle while on the main stand and go through the gears and listen around the bike ?

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