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post #1 of 10 Old 12-16-2006, 09:00 PM
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Sato alignment

I couldn't wait for Christmas day to open my present this year. I picked up some CF Satos for my 06 niner and put them on this evening. They look and sound awsome; however, the can on the right is about 1/4 inch higher than the one one the left. I worked and worked to get them even but had no luck. Anyone esle had this problem? If so, was it fixable? The two hangers that came with the cans looked to be exactly the same. Were they supposed to be different sizes? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 10 Old 12-16-2006, 09:11 PM
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Yea, I had the same result on initial install. It is fixable. Took me 2hrs. to make it perfect.
Just keep twisting the pipe & sliding it in the clamp a little. Twist & slide, twist & slide. It'll come around.

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Easy. Loosen the Y-pipe and it will allow it to turn. As it turns one side or the other can be manipulated up or down. You'll see.

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post #4 of 10 Old 12-17-2006, 03:11 AM
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^ What those guys said!

It's easier too if you have someone else - another set of eyes - looking at the alignment of the cans from the rear (OK, that didn't sound right) while you make the adjustments, which are very subtle.

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post #5 of 10 Old 12-17-2006, 12:16 PM
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Thanks for the advice. I will likely have to play with this more once I get the cast off of my arm. I tried twisting and moving it but it was not that easy with one hand.

post #6 of 10 Old 12-17-2006, 12:33 PM
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These guys are right, you just need to play with em some more, but I can see why it would be real tough with one hand!! Hats off to you for just getting em installed! Also check em after a few rides, one of mine loosened just a tad after about a 1000 miles.

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post #7 of 10 Old 12-18-2006, 06:32 AM
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Yea, I had the same result on initial install. It is fixable. Took me 2hrs. to make it perfect.
Just keep twisting the pipe & sliding it in the clamp a little. Twist & slide, twist & slide. It'll come around.
Same here! Mine are still not perfect... Just gave up. Loosen and twist

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post #8 of 10 Old 12-18-2006, 06:47 AM
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Boy are you guys anal! If it takes 30 minutes to get the cans lined up, I'd say screw it and go ride the stupid thing.

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post #9 of 10 Old 12-18-2006, 06:52 AM
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Same here! Mine are still not perfect... Just gave up. Loosen and twist
+1 here. I started out being too anal about it also. Got them close finally said screw it and went riding. Haven't adjusted them since. They're close but if I really focus from behind, the right one is a bit lower. I think the only one that notices is me. Everyone else just compliments the whole bike as I nod, smile, and say thanks.

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post #10 of 10 Old 12-18-2006, 07:22 PM
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Anal? Probably; however, I wasn't able to contain it any more, so I made a couple of laps around our neighborhood yesterday even though I was hardly able to work the clutch with the cast. The most exciting part was when I popped the clutch exiting a stop sign and accidently raised the front wheel. My wife wasn't amused when I pulled into the garage; which was actually pretty comfortable last night.

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