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Old 02-22-2013, 12:18 PM   #176
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Originally Posted by Brimstone View Post
As far as I understand, it's because most Dakar/Rally bikes are carrying massive quantities of fuel, usually in a fuel tank that otherwise occupies the space that a normal header pipe would occupy. Also, most rally bikes are also carrying rear mounted fuel tanks which also interfere with the normal muffler location. Hence the lower pipe and more vertically oriented muffler. some designs are more extreme than others, all depends on the configuration and size of said fuel tanks.

In the case of the bike in the picture above, the muffler is mounted on the bottom of a stainless steel fuel tank...
Originally Posted by Motorfiets View Post
Ah yes... Big thanks - I knew there was a practical reason. Silly that it would be the most obvious one that I forgot.

As I recall Ned ran the regular pipe for simplicity sake. I wonder if the lower pipe would have helped in some of his fuel issues..?
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