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Ok Im probably being picky,but on my SP1 that I got a few weeks ago Im playing with various exhaust (slip-ons). But I keep noticing standing behind the bike the left side canisters points inward more than the right..Does this happen a lot? Are most of yours perfectly aligned? Or is there something I should look for? Nothing seems bent...It's not that bad, but if your looking at it your going to notice...
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Ok Im probably being picky,but on my SP1 that I got a few weeks ago Im playing with various exhaust (slip-ons). But I keep noticing standing behind the bike the left side canisters points inward more than the right..Does this happen a lot? Are most of yours perfectly aligned? Or is there something I should look for? Nothing seems bent...It's not that bad, but if your looking at it your going to notice...
Insert a cheap Home Depot washer or two between the mounting hoop's tabs and the rear passenger peg mounting tab ... enough that it pushes the can outward.

In this pic I have four washers inserted to keep the swing arm from hitting the can:

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Yep gonna do that tomorrow....Now that I think about it I guess it's impossible to just put two canisters on and xpect them to be perfect...Little tweaking needs to be done it seems..Or no??
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Yep gonna do that tomorrow....Now that I think about it I guess it's impossible to just put two canisters on and xpect them to be perfect...Little tweaking needs to be done it seems..Or no??
I dunno ... read the guys' related opinions (with pics) here: https://www.rc51forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21265
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I dunno ... read the guys' related opinions (with pics) here: https://www.rc51forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21265
Very good reading, Thx for that...So it seems like this happens a lot...Not a big problem, just want it to look as close to perfect as it can be....With out to much pressure on points...
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Tweeking is a necessary evil. I have 3 sets of mids and they all align the cans differently.

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Well at least I can sleep now,knowing Im not just the only one...
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