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dbailey223

Bolt that holds the baffle in

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As fate would have it, I go on a bike ride the day after ordering a PMB insert and the stock baffle starts rattling all about. I check it and it is extending out about 1" from the pipe. I tried to remove the bolt to just yank the sucker out, but the bolt appears stripped or something--it just turns and turns.

I assume that it is just a bolt and that the threads on it or the pipe are screwed up. Am I on the right track? ANd if it is the pipe screws that are messed up, is there a fix or do I need a new pipe?

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I use a longer bolt on the baffle and a self-locking nut on the end of it just to be safe. Otherwise, it likes to loosen up. I lost a baffle earlier this year because the bolt vibrated out. I check it more frequently now.

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Turns out the bolt was spinning because the baffle broke where the bolt screws into it. So, my pipe is fine. My PMB insert should be here soon!

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