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Extreme vibration from Screamin' Eagle Heavy Breather Elite

Hey fellas,

This week I installed a new Rinehart head pipe, and Screaming' Eagle heavy breather elite on my 16 RGS. Today, I rode the bike to work and noticed that the very front of the air cleaner (towards the end of the filter) extremely vibrates at higher RPMs and 65+mph speeds. It vibrates so much in fact that I can clearly hear a buzzing sound coming from it over my pipes at highway speeds. I've checked all of the bolts and the hose clamp keeping the filter on, and everything is tightened down as they should be. I called my dealer today, and he stated this is normal with a twin cam motor, but I'm not buying it. I was just curious if this is normal, or if anyone has experience this with a heavy breather.

Just to be clear, the intake tube doesn't vibrate at all, it is just the very front half of the air filter.

As always, I appreciate the help.
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Hey fellas,

This week I installed a new Rinehart head pipe, and Screaming' Eagle heavy breather elite on my 16 RGS. Today, I rode the bike to work and noticed that the very front of the air cleaner (towards the end of the filter) extremely vibrates at higher RPMs and 65+mph speeds. It vibrates so much in fact that I can clearly hear a buzzing sound coming from it over my pipes at highway speeds. I've checked all of the bolts and the hose clamp keeping the filter on, and everything is tightened down as they should be. I called my dealer today, and he stated this is normal with a twin cam motor, but I'm not buying it. I was just curious if this is normal, or if anyone has experience this with a heavy breather.

Just to be clear, the intake tube doesn't vibrate at all, it is just the very front half of the air filter.

As always, I appreciate the help.
I have friends with heavy breathers on twin cams and they have never mention this I am running a heavy breather for the 1st time on my M8 and I have nothing to report of the sort at least not yet maybe your dealer is right because of the excessive vibration of the voter of the twin Cam it is possible that some of that vibration transfers to the elbow of the heavy breather question do you have a cover of some sorts over to heavy breather and might that be rattling if it is may be you can add some weather stripping in the metal to metal area to help minimize the vibration Just thinking out loud

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I have friends with heavy breathers on twin cams and they have never mention this I am running a heavy breather for the 1st time on my M8 and I have nothing to report of the sort at least not yet maybe your dealer is right because of the excessive vibration of the voter of the twin Cam it is possible that some of that vibration transfers to the elbow of the heavy breather question do you have a cover of some sorts over to heavy breather and might that be rattling if it is may be you can add some weather stripping in the metal to metal area to help minimize the vibration Just thinking out loud

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No cover, just a piece of trim that runs up the filter. I don’t believe this is making the noise as the end of the filter itself is doing most of the vibration (the chrome end cap is part of the filter itself). Pic attached for reference.
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