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Author Topic: Head pipe rattling loud  (Read 1539 times)

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Re: Head pipe rattling loud
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2011, 10:18:12 PM »
Is it hitting the brake lever? Mine did. There is  a set screw for the brake lever. Guess not..

On a side note, I also I had a nasty rattle coming from the front and it turned out to be the forward bolt that holds on the tank. It was loose!! I used some rubber up under the tank while I was at it and its been silent.

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Re: Head pipe rattling loud
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2011, 12:36:56 AM »
Found out today the head pipe will be covered under warranty. Unfortunately CMW doesn't have any and has to get them shipped in from RE India.

Don't hold your breath.

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Re: Head pipe rattling loud
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2011, 12:48:33 AM »
isn't it the catalytic converter in there that has a spot weld broken...if so can't they just redo the spot weld...
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Re: Head pipe rattling loud
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2011, 01:16:02 AM »
isn't it the catalytic converter in there that has a spot weld broken...if so can't they just redo the spot weld...

If it's like mine, its the headpipe in the vertical section.

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Re: Head pipe rattling loud
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2011, 01:19:51 AM »
Don't hold your breath.
Yeah, I'm still waiting. I hope I don't have to wait 5 months like you did for your replacement head pipe!!!

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Re: Head pipe rattling loud
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2011, 03:20:48 PM »
i have to go out and look at my oem header pipe that been layed up for 4 years..i thought when i replaced it, their was what look like a small internal cat in there that the brit header pipe didn;t have..the brit style pipe was just a open pipe with better chrome and no PAV connection...I'm probably wrong but I'll take a lookie later..
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Re: Head pipe rattling loud
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2011, 06:37:44 PM »
Got my replacement head pipe today. The new pipe has a heat sink at the head which the original did not have. The chrome is not quite as good as the original. It's more like the wheels but a little shinier. At least I don't have that annoying loud rattle anymore.

« Last Edit: April 21, 2011, 06:45:39 PM by Chris-G5 »

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Re: Head pipe rattling loud
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2011, 07:23:19 PM »
Looks good, glad you got it taken care of.
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Re: Head pipe rattling loud
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2011, 08:48:11 PM »
Got my replacement head pipe today. The new pipe has a heat sink at the head which the original did not have. The chrome is not quite as good as the original. It's more like the wheels but a little shinier. At least I don't have that annoying loud rattle anymore.

It looks quite good and so does your bike ! 

Your front tyre looks different from what I have on my G5.  What is the front tyre ?  Any special reason for changing ? 
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Re: Head pipe rattling loud
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2011, 09:08:28 PM »
It looks quite good and so does your bike !  

Your front tyre looks different from what I have on my G5.  What is the front tyre ?  Any special reason for changing ?  
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I just recently replaced my original tires with a set of 3.50 x 19 Dunlop K70s. I wanted to try a tire that has better grip on loose surfaces (gravel roads) and had a more round profile on the rear. These K70s definitely make the bike handle better, more nimble. Unfortunately I hear they don't last that long, wear fast, as they are made of a softer rubber for better grip. I'll see how many miles I get out of them.

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Re: Head pipe rattling loud
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2011, 10:17:44 PM »
Damn, my boat must have come in! You got that quick! What's your mpg with that exhaust? Looks good. I have a similar one but not as long.
   

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Re: Head pipe rattling loud
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2011, 11:07:21 PM »
Damn, my boat must have come in! You got that quick! What's your mpg with that exhaust? Looks good. I have a similar one but not as long.
   
I haven't checked my MPG lately. Last time I checked, I had this silencer on, it was around 75 MPG. I'll have to check now that I have the 18 tooth.

It's this inexpensive silencer from Bulletwala (India)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CHROME-ROYAL-ENFIELD-500cc-ELECTRA-SILENCER-ASSLY-NEW-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem20b893b90fQQitemZ140535642383QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories