Vibration after exhaust install

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by olskool, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. olskool

    olskool Member

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    I installed some true duals because my rear crossover cracked on My 97 Road King...now I have a vibration...what the heck? I am 100% positive it wasn't there before.

    I cannot see where the exhaust is rubbing the frame...it has a new Glide Pro kit on.....I am lost???

    Pull the clutch in and it is has smooth has silk..

    ideas/suggestions appreciated.
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Does the vibration happen at any certain speed or is it there from takeoff?
     
  3. olskool

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    from take off..anytime the engine is under load.
     
  4. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    If you installed them and that is the only thing you changed, you will have to go back thru the install procedure and make sure everything is tight. This includes the bracket for the left hand side. When you sit at idle with the engine moving in the frame (rubber mount) is there a part of the new exhaust that comes close to hitting anything?
     
  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Check the rubber isolators that hold the metal tabs that mount the muffler under the saddlebags. After time/miles they sometimes get squished and become almost a solid mount.
     
  6. olskool

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    I removed the left side bracket that came with the pipes (bolts to the starter area)....vibration is gone..

    bolted to the engine...so it shouldn't have mattered...but it did

    thanks for the replies!!