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Old 12-27-2012, 09:06 AM   #31
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One thing I forgot... moving the mufflers around a lot could have loosened your muffler gaskets as they are somewhat fragile. But when my Venture gaskets made noise it was like a chirp that moaned on a violin string.

Try tightening the gaskets some. Also check the exhaust gaskets at the heads. Those copper gaskets can leak also when disturbed.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:26 AM   #32
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Please forgive my ignorance, but I've never removed a set of OEM pipes from a bike. Can you tell me what gaskets you are referring to and where I can locate them?

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One thing I forgot... moving the mufflers around a lot could have loosened your muffler gaskets as they are somewhat fragile. But when my Venture gaskets made noise it was like a chirp that moaned on a violin string.

Try tightening the gaskets some. Also check the exhaust gaskets at the heads. Those copper gaskets can leak also when disturbed.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:15 PM   #33
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Okay... I drilled out both of the rear baffle plates on each of the mufflers. I had to buy another 12" arbor extension because I was bottoming out the drill trying to reach the second plate with only one.

Question: Has anyone that has done this experienced a chirping sound on final decel when you roll off the throttle? When I roll on the throttle standing beside the bike, I hear some strange chirping like sound just as the pipes settle down back to idle. For the life of me, I can't tell if this sound is coming from the pipes themselves or I have a mount rattling somewhere near the rear of the bike. Never heard this sound before drilling out the baffle plates.
Did'nt leave any metal in the pipes?
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:21 PM   #34
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Gaskets are where the mufflers join the header pipes
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:33 PM   #35
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Did'nt leave any metal in the pipes?
Both the rear baffles came out in the hole saw. The baffles right behind the cats did not. This is typical from what I understand from others that have drilled them out.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:53 AM   #36
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Still considering debaffling the Nomad, have found a diagram of the mufflers, will try & put it up her, bear with me, but am wondering about taking out the cats as well.
Will there be any problems, will I need to get a fuel procesor, not interested in these if not needed.
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FammdwMike, did you isolate that chirpping sound? Just had a thought. On my brother-in-las 1100 V-Star with open shotgun pipes, I would hear a low wistle when he was off the throttle at certain speeds. Have heard it on my 800 classic also a time or to. I beleive it the air going through the open pipes, a side effect of less restriction maybe. Almost like a low pressure air line that is open. Any thoughts?


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Never did figure out exactly what it was. Got a great deal on a used set of V&Hs. Put those pipes on - problem solved.

I'll say this about debaffled pipes... There is definately an improvement in sound over stock, but it does not hold a candle to the low rumble and tone of aftermarket slip-ons. I'm glad I made the investment in the V&H pipes.

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FammdwMike, did you isolate that chirpping sound? Just had a thought. On my brother-in-las 1100 V-Star with open shotgun pipes, I would hear a low wistle when he was off the throttle at certain speeds. Have heard it on my 800 classic also a time or to. I beleive it the air going through the open pipes, a side effect of less restriction maybe. Almost like a low pressure air line that is open. Any thoughts?


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