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Old 04-17-2013, 02:38 PM   #661
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heat shield touching plastic



heatshield close to tank








correct mounting ?








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Old 04-17-2013, 03:00 PM   #662
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Just bend the heat shield mount down. I have the same problem everytime I drop mine on that side.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:20 PM   #663
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yep i thought about doing that but it should fit properly in first place. the stand off for the plate is HUGE ! can easily be half the length !
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:38 AM   #664
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Try mounting the exahuast with the tabs on the inside of the bracket vs the outside as shown in your pictures.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:09 AM   #665
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yep i thought about doing that but it should fit properly in first place. the stand off for the plate is HUGE ! can easily be half the length !
It could have been bent in shipping. It obviously isn't positioned right so bend it to where it should be.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:26 AM   #666
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I used the rear hole when mounting the pipe.

When I try to shake the pipe sideways I think it sits very loose, what to you think?
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:29 AM   #667
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I used the rear hole when mounting the pipe.

When I try to shake the pipe sideways I think it sits very loose, what to you think?
It sits very loose because KTM in their infinite stupidity didn't bother to create a mid mounting point on a very long exhaust system. That's what I think.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:35 AM   #668
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It sits very loose because KTM in their infinite stupidity didn't bother to create a mid mounting point on a very long exhaust system. That's what I think.
Sure. Couldn't have anything to do with the factory can having fixed mount points on the can vs some aftermarket having straps. Clearly they need to design things with all possibilities considered.
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It sits very loose because KTM in their infinite stupidity didn't bother to create a mid mounting point on a very long exhaust system. That's what I think.
So maybe I should try the front hole to get it more stable..
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So maybe I should try the front hole to get it more stable..
Well, if you think a 1/2 inch will make much difference on a 4ft long exhaust system......... FWIW, I've used both mount holes and it didn't make any difference. All that flexing eventually trashed my OEM header.
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Sure. Couldn't have anything to do with the factory can having fixed mount points on the can vs some aftermarket having straps. Clearly they need to design things with all possibilities considered.
And yet every other DS bike I've owned including my 450 EXC has a mid mounting point on the exhaust. Gee I wonder why.
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Aha, you're probably right.


What about using two mounting "bends" in each hole?

It should help a little..
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:22 AM   #673
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It could have been bent in shipping. It obviously isn't positioned right so bend it to where it should be.
no its not bent.

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Try mounting the exahuast with the tabs on the inside of the bracket vs the outside as shown in your pictures.
if its mounted on the inside the bracket rubs against the tank, i would rather have a bit of melted plastic than a gouged tank
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Aha, you're probably right.


What about using two mounting "bends" in each hole?

It should help a little..
Might, I've been kicking around fabbing a mount somewhere mid way to give it the support it needs.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:00 PM   #675
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no its not bent.



if its mounted on the inside the bracket rubs against the tank, i would rather have a bit of melted plastic than a gouged tank
Or, you could spend 2 seconds and bend it out of the way so it doesn't do either. Sheesh.
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