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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-02-2010, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Algard Guard and muffler extension

Hi folks. I have a quick question for those of you who have the Algard engine guard with the extension for the muffler.

I've mounted mine using the "old style" mount, and given that it came without instructions, I did so as best as I could figure out.

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It seems solid enough, but the muffler extension barely touches the muffler, creating a deafening buzz while riding around 3k - 4k RPM...it's loud enough to drown out the engine.

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So I have a few questions:
1) Do I have it mounted correctly? Am I missing a spacer somewhere?

2) Should the muffler extension touch the muffler? Will having it touch eventually damage the muffler?

3) Does it touch if you have it mounted with the rear mount that attaches to the oil pan?

About the only thing I can think of is to
  • bend it away from the muffler
  • add additional spacers to make more room
  • remove the extension completely, and adding spacers to make up the difference.

There are enough pieces to the "old style" mount that getting it all lined up and mounted is a royal PITA, so I really don't want to have to add more to get it to work.

Thoughts?

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2) Should the muffler extension touch the muffler? Will having it touch eventually damage the muffler?

I will give this a try and see what others have to say;

Muffler extension should not touch the muffler and touching -( Image 3) will cause damage in the long run to the muffler.
Metal parts touching each other and vibration will cause buzzing sound and the muffler unit in this case will applify the sound.

Correct me if I am wrong here. Just my 2 cts thoughts.
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Add enough spacers to get it off the exhaust. Problem solved.
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Thanks guys. I'll give it a try and see how it goes.

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