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Old 04-29-2013, 07:37 AM   #1
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950 Distributor tube

So..my dist tube has more holes in it that a golf course. I've sourced a second hand one and am going to pop it on.

Is it just a straight forward lift and replace ?

On a different note..this is my second 950 and these dist tubes seem to be only lasting about 15k miles. What a terrible piece of kit and an expensive consumable for something that should be lasting a hell of a lot longer.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:07 AM   #2
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I'm usually pretty good at figuring out the names given to this stuff... i'm only on my first cup of coffee today though

What's a distributor tube on a 950? I have almost 30K miles and have not replaced one yet..



and...... if they only last 15K, why put in a used one with unknown mileage?
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:14 AM   #3
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It connects to your silencers.

The wear is rust. They corrode rapidly at the weld points, particularly on the left one. £218, plus £60 extras for a replacement.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:20 AM   #4
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Ah, the Y-pipe.
Odd that they rust out that fast- they are a stainless alloy.
Mine's almost 10 years old, and has been converted to a 2-1 system with no problems, but I have heard of a few that rusted out.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:28 AM   #5
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I would expect t get a longer life with the 2-1.
The left hand bend seems to be where most of the problems are.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:31 PM   #6
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I own a 990 carbed.

It started out in 12/2003 as a 950 and then got a 990 engine. She know has 135k kms. Never had a hole. Could be you are having the motor running too hot? Washing it when hot?
The steel is nickel coated, not stainless steel.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:55 PM   #7
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Standard ADV and SE header pipes and the rear H are carbon steel and chrome plated. The SD and SM run stainless exhaust systems.

If you want them to last longer, especially if you are riding in areas where there is a lot of salt on the roads, I would invest in having the replacements ceramic coated
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