rattling baffle

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by Bramble_skull, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Bramble_skull

    Bramble_skull Member

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    Screamin Eagle II baffle is rattling. Took it out, folded back the wadding to thicken it at one end, all quiet for a couple of weeks now back to the rattle. Suggestions gratefully received before I take the wrench to it again!
     
  2. Fishslayer

    Fishslayer Member

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    Is there a hose clamp type heat shield on it? Those things are notorious and sound just like a rattling baffle.
     
  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    If the baffles are like Rush baffles I had a similar problem with right baffle rattling. I tried repacking with no success. I ended up bending front flange outward for a tighter fit and needed to use hammer to reinstall baffle. Guess what ????? No more rattle.
     
  4. wilks3

    wilks3 Junior Member

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    +1 on dbmg fix.

    wilks3
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  5. 202tango

    202tango Member

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    I had a sqealing metallic rattle that I was sure was coming from the cam chest, turned out to be the rubber slip mount on the exhaust near the end of the pipe.
     
  6. HDSickness

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    Rubber mounts can dry and squeek.
    Rubbed vasoline all over and inside, cured my squeek.
     
  7. gunnut

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    I had one of those,so I drilled a hole thru the end of the baffle and underneath the offending can,chucked a few spring washers between the baffle and can,bolted it all up tite,put a dome nut on for in case anyone should ever look underneath,killed the rattle stone dead.....and now all the rattles are from the heat shields,as mentioned already! Cant take them off,because the writing on the cans says "screaming eagle 2's,not for street use",and that makes them illegal over here on the wet side.As long as the shields are on,no one can read those horrible words,and all is good! This is a very strange country I'm trapped in!