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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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Exhaust Canister Clearance

I recently noticed that the right side stock exhaust canister on my '05 is much closer to the swing arm and stock fender/license mount than the left side exhaust canister is. Is this normal, or was the bike possibly laid down previously? I didn't notice when I purchased back in June. Thanks in advance
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Exhaust canister clearance

My left side exhaust canister was rubbing on my swingarm. I know its never been down. I have a 1/2 inch spacer where it bolts to the passe nger peg bracket. I dont know why its like this.
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I think the left pipe is supposed to be closer to the swingarm because it's the left side that has to be wider to allow for the chain/rear cog etc. I just put some new pipes on my bike and the left is certainly closer than the right. Never paid any attention when the OEM pipes were on though.

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yes it is unfortunately, i have a full Arka on my 06 and had to add 4 washers to get it so the swinger wouldnt rub a hole in the carbon can..

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My Erion system did the same thing. Maybe try to use a 3/4" spacer (washers temporary) to check the fit.

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