Originally Posted by silentwolf
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..?
Neduro was running a 6.3 Gallon Acerbis up front and an auxiliary mounted on the left rear side. The Acerbis tank allows for the stock header pipe to be run, with the muffler sitting in the normal stock position on the right side. Given the heat in the Fiambala Desert, it is possible the additional heat of the stock mounted header pipe could have contributed to fuel temperature issues, although, almost every rider if not all, experienced fuel issues. Even Marc Coma on the factory KTM 450RR.