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Rattling sound in pipes

2011 Nomad, purchased as new leftover in Nov 2015, 20k miles, stock pipes. Hearing a rattling sound inside the pipes at low speed/RPM. Wasn't there before. Sounds like something may be loose inside the pipes.

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Have you checked the mounts and clamps to make sure they're not loose?

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Does the V exhaust have rivoted plates at the end like the 900? If so, I'd check those rivots out. I had to replace mine because they were loose causing the end plates to rattle.

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2011 Nomad, purchased as new leftover in Nov 2015, 20k miles, stock pipes. Hearing a rattling sound inside the pipes at low speed/RPM. Wasn't there before. Sounds like something may be loose inside the pipes.

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Did you drill out the baffles in the mufflers. It happened on my 13 Nomad 1700. When I drilled the left muffler out, I could not get one plate out and it got stuck. Because it was the left side, I haven't taken the time to remove it to shake the plate out. That can cause a rattle.

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2011 Nomad, purchased as new leftover in Nov 2015, 20k miles, stock pipes. Hearing a rattling sound inside the pipes at low speed/RPM. Wasn't there before. Sounds like something may be loose inside the pipes.

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An image of a small boy sticking pebbles in your exhaust is the first thing I thought of.
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