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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-17-2013, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone, I have a '04 with yoshi's on it and I have a weird question. Does the right hand side pipe sit a little higher then the left? My right pipe sits about 1 inch higher then my left. I'm wondering if thats regular or if something on my bike is tweaked.

Thanks in advance for any imput!
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Probably just need to loosen all the clamps and hanger bolts and tweak the pipes a little to get the alignment you're looking for.

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They should sit level...try what JD suggested.



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Probably just need to loosen all the clamps and hanger bolts and tweak the pipes a little to get the alignment you're looking for.
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So let me tell you the real story..(embarassing). I had a brain cramp a month back and when I was backing my bike out, I didn't realize my neighbor was home. So my dumb ass backed into the side of her car. I hit her door with my right can which jacked the can and strap. I replaced both the can and strap but it still sits about an inch higher then the left can. Do you think it's possible that I bent the rear passenger peg with that hit? Thats the only thing I can think of that would raise the pipe like that.

It's not that bad, you have to be standing behind the bike to see it....but it bugs the s%&t out of me!
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I think the passenger pegs are cast so would probably break rather than bend. But I think they're attached to aluminum framing under the tail, and maybe you twisted / bent that?

I'm new to RC's, so this is coming from what I think I know
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I doubt you bent the passenger pegs or the subframe the pegs mount too.
I would guess that with the leverage of hitting only the one pipe like that might have tweaked the whole exhaust all the way back to the gaskets at the heads.
Not saying the pipes are tweaked but rather the gaskets been having pulled to one side or another.
I would pull it all off and check everything over real close and out it back on with some new gaskets all around....

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So ... what did you do to her car?

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I left a nice round dent in the side of her door. She was cool about it, Ins. took care of her. Do you really think it tweaked it all the way back to the header? The only reason I ask is because the mid pipe is hard mounted to the frame....and the pipe is mounted from there to the passenger peg. I don't see how it could tweak it all the way back, it wasn't that hard of a hit. Maybe I'm wrong, just think the height difference would be from either the peg strap or the mid pipe....I don't know, like I said it just bothers me.
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I left a nice round dent in the side of her door. She was cool about it, Ins. took care of her. Do you really think it tweaked it all the way back to the header? The only reason I ask is because the mid pipe is hard mounted to the frame....and the pipe is mounted from there to the passenger peg. I don't see how it could tweak it all the way back, it wasn't that hard of a hit. Maybe I'm wrong, just think the height difference would be from either the peg strap or the mid pipe....I don't know, like I said it just bothers me.
It would bother me, too! Un-bolt (loosen) everything and see if something eases free / falls back into alignment. If not, you'll prob at least see what's bent & can either fix it or accommodate it. My cans were so close to the swing arm they had been dragging on it so I inserted 1 washer on the left side and 4 or 5 on the right to push both cans outward enough to stop contacting the swing arm. Can't believe owner(s) before me didn't fix it.
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