Heat Shield Rattle

By Tom Coradeschi
July 1994

Brian S. Brumfield wrote;
> 2. The rattle of the exhaust heat shield at 2400 RPMS is driving me
> to drink (not while or around when I ride, of course. :-) ). It
> makes an incredible bike sound like a POS... yes, I'm embarrassed
> by it, and I don't consider it "character." :-)

Know it well. Check the welded-on brackets that hold the nuts to the
muffler. One of them may well be broken. If that's the case, (and it was on
mine) remove the remains of the bracket. That is what the heat shield is
rattling against.

 

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