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The same day I had the oil leak the cover for this had fallen off. Like I said I am new to all this. It got a bit louder, but I feel like I need to replace something here.. 02 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500
 

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There is an "Exhaust tip" that bolts on there. Not sure if its sold separately though.
 

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That is missing the baffle. You will need to buy one and drill the broken bolts out of the 3 holes. You will have a hard time finding one though because people remove them all the time to make there quads louder. Probably will have to go new oem. And the price will probably put you into cardiac arrest. My .02
 

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I can't handle another cardiac arrest, had a quad bypass just 2 years ago hahaha.. I can't afford those kinds of prices. Do I have to replace the baffle or can I put another tip on and just ride it that way?
 

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It will be fine to ride without the baffle but will be louder. It may also loose back pressure and could reduce back pressure within the exhaust system, in turn that could cause a small power loss or could gain you power. Either way I doubt you'd notice the power loss or gain with a standard/stock motor.
 
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It is louder and I noticed going up the road and back if I went hard on the throttle it would backfire sometimes when I let off
 

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you will also loose the spark arrestor side of things not having the oem baffle in it,
which would make it illegal to ride in many places that require one, , or can just cause a fire on your own lands or where you ride?

, they used to sell slip on line silencers for ATV's, just the tail section then would be replaced!

you an also maybe do the ATV silencer mod, to make things quiet again if noise bothers you more than worry about spark arrestor being there


https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=atv+silencer


commercial one


home made er?

 

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Definitely going to replace then.. I didn't even think about causing fires.. That silencer deal looked like something I could be interested in..
 

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fire is a very low risk, but it is possible in very dry conditions

its why there required on all major trail systems!
the silencers , a ton of commercial made one's do work, there are tons of home made one's on You tube, look rather easy to make if you have basic tools and means
 

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In the pictures I posted in this thread you can see the 3 screws broke off with the tip.. How can I go about getting those out so I can add the new tip?

I hate to keep bothering everyone hehe, but I am the furthest from being a mechanic and have no Idea..
 

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Your not bothering anybody Oxmoses your learning and your in a very good forum to learn from. Have you tried using vice grips to remove the screws?

Edit: Should have clicked on the picture to enlarge it first! It looks like you'll have to drill them out, or drill and use an easi-out.
 

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They are broken off inside it just a bit, just far enough that I can't get a hole on them hehe.. If I got another tip and just tacked it on with a welder, would that work too or is that a bit to much?
 

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They are broken off inside it just a bit, just far enough that I can't get a hole on them hehe.. If I got another tip and just tacked it on with a welder, would that work too or is that a bit to much?
drill the broken bolts out, re-tap new threads, 8mm threads, this means they are metric.
 
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