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    Spark arrestor sliding back and forth but...

    I attempted to pull it out and the screw was so tight that I stripped the head. Despite the tightness of the screw the arrestor slides in and out about 1/4" as if in an elongated hole. The result is not only vibration but a loud muffler. I need to get a screw extractor and hopefully when I pull it out it will solve the mystery. I ended up jury rigging it with tie-wire and the thought comes to mind of the old saying: "there is nothing so permanent as a temporary solution" :-) Anyone had it off that can offer a likely explanation? BTW, the bike is a 2013 and kept in the garage so I wouldn't expect the screw to be rusted in there.

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    Your probably gonna have to drill it out. Then use a pop rivet instead of a screw

    My 2013 is frozen also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holdnon72 View Post
    Your probably gonna have to drill it out. Then use a pop rivet instead of a screw

    My 2013 is frozen also.

    Ditto on my 2013


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    I tried and failed my friend also. But he has a different idea he's going to try. Weld a bolt to the screw.

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    Take the rear exhaust off completely if you havent. It makes it Much easier to work with. It comes apart right above oil dip stick.

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    IMHO use a extractor on the bolt. If you drill Be careful you will most likely catch the threads and have to rethread the hole. Use a bit one size smaller than the bolt itself.

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    You can always get a longer bolt and thread nuts on it till it exposes the head.out of the baffle lip.to avoid having the removal issue again
    I used a bolt off of a old lawnmower because it was the exact size of the o.g. baffle bolt but longer in length then I threaded two nuts down to the head to snug up when tightened and it has a nice handle on it which makes pulling the baffle fast and easy.

    Hope this helps

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    I got it repaired today, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDW View Post
    I got it repaired today, thanks!
    How did you get it apart?

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    Drilled a hole and used a screw extractor. Replaced it with a bolt. Can now use a socket so there is no longer the issue stripping the head. Problem solved.

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