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post #1 of 6 Old 05-09-2012, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Exhaust bracket finally broke :(

Well... i knew this day would come... my exhaust bracket finally broke... it was only a matter of time till it did given how hard i ride my 919 and all the crazy ass dirt roads i find.

Must of just happened within the last 300 mi cus the last time i lubed the chain it wasnt broken... went to take the rear tire off today to get a new one.... and sure as shit boom done broketed.

I had another cracked bracket awhile back... but it was of a different kind

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This one is the classic snapped off hanger... its obvious why they break... thinish steel that holds up the exhaust on one side only its bound to break... and i think i know exactly what did it... 2 weeks ago i was out and wanted to stop to talk to some buddies who were parked in the dirt... i went over two ruts slowly but still tapped the exhaust a lil.

Anyways ill build up a new bracket tomorrow... i think im going to end up using the two nuts and bigger bracket above to bolt a new bracket too that holds the exhaust bracket on both sides instead of one. Cus re-welding on the stock part just seems kinda pointless.

Btw: i got 18.5k miles on the bike.

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-10-2012, 12:26 AM
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Meh - just hacksaw off the pipes before the joins and run 4 straight headers under the engine.



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I have some stainless steel brackets already made. PM me if your interested.

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i went over two ruts slowly but still tapped the exhaust a lil.
aiite, who's confessing this bit? nd4spdbh or so cal troll? guess it doesn't really matter, that 919's getting a bit too much "love"....

no wonder you love the stock exhaust, it has the smaller outlets which is perfect for you


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Mine turned up broken on the last chain adjustment too, it was fine on the previous adjustment, I guess it's time to install the reinforcement bracket I picked up from the last run.
On another note I noticed my gauge faces are starting to bubble now too


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Meh - just hacksaw off the pipes before the joins and run 4 straight headers under the engine.



You know you want to.........
Lol those quiet stock pipes have saved me from a few tickets!

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aiite, who's confessing this bit? nd4spdbh or so cal troll? guess it doesn't really matter, that 919's getting a bit too much "love"....

no wonder you love the stock exhaust, it has the smaller outlets which is perfect for you

HAHAHA ya that was a lil confession.


As far as repairing the bracket i decided not to weld the stock one back on. But rather use the bigger bracket thats aready there with the two welded on nuts. And weld up my own bracket that bolts on to that... so it wont ever fail again!

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