V&H pipe rattle

James Keefover jkeefover at swansonindustries.com
Fri Apr 20 18:00:34 PDT 2007

Here's a link to a pic of mine.  I think you can see pretty clearly the
divider plate in the collector.


The plate is tack welded only at the end.  The loose part, in my case,
wouldn't come out past the remaining, in tact, part.  So I pulled the
exhaust and took it to the shop where I work and had the loose piece split
with a torch and pulled it right out.  I can't tell any performance
difference with or without the divider plate.

Oh..I believe I had to put the bike on the side stand to get the mid pipe
off.  Also, I reused the exhaust gaskets although it's usually not
recommended and have had no problems.  


-----Original Message-----
From: Art Lischer [mailto:alisch80 at mchsi.com] 
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 8:22 PM
To: Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion
Subject: V&H pipe rattle 

a few questions regarding the V&H SS2r pipe rattle.

Is the source of the problem in the crossover section or further ahead 
in the 4into1 collector section? 

What is it exactly I'm looking for?  Some kind of baffle/diverter broke 
loose internally?   And if I find it loose, what to do with it?  Remove 
and pitch or have it re-welded? 

I have had an occasional rattle in the past that almost sounds like cam 
chain rattle except I have the manual adjuster adjusted properly.  Kind 
of comes and goes with rpm.  I've got the A$$ end apart now so I figure 
no time like the present to check it out. 

It looks like the crossover won't go back far enough to come out of the 
header with the bike on the centerstand.  Drat!

Thanks for the help,

Art In DM

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