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MUFFLER CHIRP / TWEET FIXED FOR UNDER $5 IN 1/2 HOUR
Written by jpadaneye on 6/26/2011 at 04:25 am

Thats right!......I bought 3 stainless steel carriage bolts from Home Depot (1/4
inch diameter and 4" long) with nylon lock nuts and washers. I removed the
chrome shield and then drilled 3 holes right through the damn thing. I put the
bolts through and tightened the nuts. Chirp noise is gone, completely gone!

I drilled through the center line of the pipe. Right through everthing. I did
the first one in the center of the pipe's lenght and it did not fix it. So I put
2 more on each end (about and 1 1/4" from the welds) lenthwise. That worked. So
you could try the end ones first or one at a time or just do three, like me. I
dont think the angle mattered, but I drilled at about 30 degrees ish from
outside to inside with the outside being higher. I only chose that angle because
it was easy to drill and the nuts wound not line up with anything and could
easily be tightened.

Super easy, no picture needed but if you want to see, text me and I can send you
one from my phone. 508-735-5567

AND....yes it sounds great, like a motorcycle, not a 72 VW beetle. You can
actualy accelerate in public with out feeling like you are on a Jetson
spacecraft! Good luck! Jim Padeni

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jpadaneye
6/26/2011, 04:25 am
MUFFLER CHIRP / TWEET FIXED FOR UNDER $5 IN 1/2 HOUR
Thats right!......I bought 3 stainless steel carriage bolts from Home Depot (1/4 inch diameter and 4" long) with nylon lock nuts and washers. I removed the chrome shield and then drilled 3 holes right through the damn thing. I put the bo

    pgboyd
    6/26/2011, 12:48 pm
    MUFFLER CHIRP / TWEET FIXED FOR UNDER $5 IN 1/2 HOUR
    You do know you just voided your warranty? Glad it worked out for you. Phil --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "

      spacetiger_j...
      6/26/2011, 02:12 pm
      MUFFLER CHIRP / TWEET FIXED FOR UNDER $5 IN 1/2 HOUR
      Is this like taking the mattress tag off? :-) --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Phil" <phillip.g.boyd@...

        pgboyd
        6/26/2011, 02:30 pm
        MUFFLER CHIRP / TWEET FIXED FOR UNDER $5 IN 1/2 HOUR
        No, it is not nearly that bad. One is a financial impact while the other is a federal offense. Phil PS: get back to work on your bike. --- In

          skyeenter
          6/26/2011, 03:01 pm
          MUFFLER CHIRP / TWEET FIXED FOR UNDER $5 IN 1/2 HOUR
          The new inmate, Clyde, had just been introduced to his new cellmate at the minimum security wing in Leavenworth. As they sat on the side of their bunks getting to know one another the, Ezra, the old cellmate asked, Tell me Clyde, what are you

      rvicke
      6/27/2011, 04:41 am
      MUFFLER CHIRP / TWEET FIXED FOR UNDER $5 IN 1/2 HOUR
      I knew I heard that sound before...a '72 Beetle. So, it's the shield vibration...hah. I will check into that, although it would be hard to drill through everything.....but, certainly worth checking into..thanks. 600+ miles this weekend...

        daviddockstader
        6/27/2011, 04:18 pm
        MUFFLER CHIRP / TWEET FIXED FOR UNDER $5 IN 1/2 HOUR
        I thought he said he removed the shield and then drilled the holes, so the holes and bolts do not go through the shield and the shield is not the problem. It is not exactly clear to me what drilling holes throught the muffler and then putting

          israel_96gtp
          6/27/2011, 04:59 pm
          MUFFLER CHIRP / TWEET FIXED FOR UNDER $5 IN 1/2 HOUR
          As I found out from experimenting on my last PC, I found that the weld joints on the inner baffle were squeaking against the outer can. Running some bolts through the middle would serve to squish it all together, thereby removing the ability

            gibinmich
            6/27/2011, 08:07 pm
            MUFFLER CHIRP / TWEET FIXED FOR UNDER $5 IN 1/2 HOUR
            Maybe a few love taps with a hammer would eradicate the tweep also? Someone besides myself should try it and see if it helps? Israel, where would be a good spot on the muffler to start hammering? --- In

              israel_96gtp
              6/27/2011, 08:49 pm
              MUFFLER CHIRP / TWEET FIXED FOR UNDER $5 IN 1/2 HOUR
              Its all a guess, I would think that if you dented the can in 1/2" a few places around (3 places around the circumference midway down the length), that it would certainly help. -------------------------------------------------- Fro

                j539
                7/1/2011, 11:11 pm
                MUFFLER CHIRP / TWEET FIXED FOR UNDER $5 IN 1/2 HOUR
                I just had the exhaust replaced on my 1995 PC800. There is a rattle somewhere in the new exhaust; I am not sure where it is coming form. It does not appear to be coming from any brackets or mounting hardware, but from somewhere "inside&

          jpadaneye
          7/10/2011, 03:17 am
          MUFFLER CHIRP / TWEET FIXED FOR UNDER $5 IN 1/2 HOUR
          Yes, remove the shield first. use carriage bolts so the heads wont stick out and hit the shield when it goes back on. the noise disappeared because of the slight deformation of the can. it either closed the gap inside or increased it. either

        jpadaneye
        7/10/2011, 03:11 am
        MUFFLER CHIRP / TWEET FIXED FOR UNDER $5 IN 1/2 HOUR
        Rick, it was not hard to drill through every thing. except that the bit was just barely long enough. just drill right through, and stick the bolts through and tighten. Jim --- In

    yankeesmuggler
    6/26/2011, 01:03 pm
    MUFFLER CHIRP / TWEET FIXED FOR UNDER $5 IN 1/2 HOUR
    Ah yes, the Spanish Inquisition technique. Glad to hear it worked for you. I've embraced the "phweem", but will keep this in mind. Tim Davies Seneca Falls, NY Yankee Smuggler II 1998 Sent from my iPod Touch On J