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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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**HELP** Stuck Baffle

Ok so I put a set of Cobra Long Shots on my 07 V-Start Customm 1100. Im trying to remvoce the baffles but 1 is stuck. I've had them out before but for some reason the one wont come back out. The set screw nut inside the baffle itself broke off so I cant run the screw in from the backside and pull it out that way. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 09:37 AM
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Drill it out?
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Drill it out?
Drill what out? The whole baffle? It would take one heck of a drill bit to do that. Best thing I can think of would be to make a hook out of a piece of steel rod and try to get a hold of the baffle to pull it out.

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Not sure what the baffles look like...But if there is a spot where you could clamp down some vise grips, try that. Pull while rotating the baffle.

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Sorry I must have misread your post, I thought you said the screw holding the baffle on was stuck.

I would get a pair of vice grips and clamp on and just wiggle and pull...

It wouldnt hurt to use a little PB Blaster in there either...just a word of the wise though any left over in there may cause a little fire ball when you first start up the bike, Im not sure how flammable that stuff is, but it might ignite and blow out the tail pipe (wont do any damage though)
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if the nut INSIDE the baffle is turning, then the only way to remove the set screw is to drill or grind off the head of the screw then use a center punch to drive the screw into the baffle. then you should be able to remove the baffle with a pair of long nose vise grips. that sounds like the same set up as my samson exhaust. if you want to reinstall the baffle later on I would use a sheet metal screw. no nut is required for that.

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I Spray the baffle with WD40, then use a cotter pin puller to the inside of the baffle and hook it into the place where the screw bolts in. I then pull on it, sometimes even knock it in slightly and then again pull on it, it always works, sometimes you have to repeat hitting it in and then pulling it out a few times.... This is what it looks like http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...er&FORM=HDRSC2

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take the pipes off and flip over get a piece of half inch conduit and pound the S&l t out of it.
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take the pipes off and flip over get a piece of half inch conduit and pound the S&l t out of it.
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