Muffler baffle vibration Noise?

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  1. MarcPhotoMan

    MarcPhotoMan New Member

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    Yesterday on my way home my muffler seemed to making a vibration niose.
    I took the muffler off and changed the seal, It did make it less noisy but at the high end the vibration noise is still there.:rolleyes:

    My guess is that the baffle is shaking loose inside the muffler.
    I Think I need to drop it out and pack it with steel wool.
     
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  2. NunyaBidness

    NunyaBidness Active Member

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    my buddy had his muffler fall apart. the vibration caused the end cap screws to fall out and the baffle almost fell in the road. lol he just drilled 4 holes and used some self tapping screws and it's not been a problem since.
     
  3. VaporKing

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    Hi.

    We used steel wool + batteries to start fires in boy scouts.

    Believe it or not, steel wool is not indicated for muffler packing, unless you want a greasy fireball.

    Sincerely,

    VaporKing
    150 Miles/Gallon
    "If it doesn't kill me, it makes me stronger."
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    FO'SHO'!!! Greasy fireball! Don't use steel wool. If you must re-pack, use a fiberglass material, preferable coarse weave.

    Better yet, fix the baffle.
     
  5. MarcPhotoMan

    MarcPhotoMan New Member

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    I went around tighed a few bolts a quater turn and no more noise.
    I am going to leave it alone for now and just enjoy it.
    Later On I am going to try to add a lawn mower muffler.
     

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