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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-18-2018, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Slightly loose left exhaust

I fitted the Motone Xpipe the other day, the one with the brackets. I've torqued everything to the spec in the manuals, but the clamp for the left exhaust into the xpipe (apart from being a pain in the arse to get to and pretty much touching the frame rail) still means that the left silencer moves very slightly. The right side silencer is rock solid and if you move that, the whole bike moves.

Has anyone got a picture of an Xpipe fitted (from underneath) or have a similar problem. Any suggestions?
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On my bike, the left hand mid-section exhaust shield has recently started coming loose and detaching from the downpipe section. I noticed whenever I reattach it and tighten up the retaining clamp that that section of pipe moves a bit. It becomes more solid once the shield's back in place.


Like yourself, I've wondered if it's supposed to be like that or if it's a loose bolt or something somewhere.


I look forward to any information about this.
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Yup, the trim is also very slightly loose on mine. It doesn't squeak riding about (not that I'd hear it), but the movement does wear away the paint very slightly
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On my bike, the left hand mid-section exhaust shield has recently started coming loose and detaching from the downpipe section. I noticed whenever I reattach it and tighten up the retaining clamp that that section of pipe moves a bit. It becomes more solid once the shield's back in place.


Like yourself, I've wondered if it's supposed to be like that or if it's a loose bolt or something somewhere.


I look forward to any information about this.
I do maybe have a solution for you though. There are two part numbers (two for each colour) listed for the cover. One for standard exhaust, one for V&H exhaust. I don't know what the difference is, but perhaps one is shorter than the other?
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I do maybe have a solution for you though. There are two part numbers (two for each colour) listed for the cover. One for standard exhaust, one for V&H exhaust. I don't know what the difference is, but perhaps one is shorter than the other?

Thanks for the info. I didn't know about this.


I'll get in touch with the local dealer to see if I can this sorted out.
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GET this sorted out I meant!
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Have a look on the online configurator. There are four different covers listed, in addition to the standard one fitted.
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I also have had the bolt on the left side exhaust guard come completely out and actually had to reach down while riding and pull the guard off and put it in my pocket. Replaced it with a bolt off my stock exhaust; came loose again after a long ride this weekend. Had to hit it with some Loctite. Seems to be an issue with this bike...
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I fitted the Motone Xpipe the other day, the one with the brackets. I've torqued everything to the spec in the manuals, but the clamp for the left exhaust into the xpipe (apart from being a pain in the arse to get to and pretty much touching the frame rail) still means that the left silencer moves very slightly. The right side silencer is rock solid and if you move that, the whole bike moves.

Has anyone got a picture of an Xpipe fitted (from underneath) or have a similar problem. Any suggestions?
Make sure you’ve pushed the pipe fully home into the X-pipe....loosen the clamp slightly and tap it in..

I tapped mine in with a soft rubber mallet, and was surprised how far it went..
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I've tried that today and had a look underneath. It is in as far as it will go. I'm going to replace the gasket and see if that improves things.
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