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zeeroSat May-13-06 12:20 AM
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"muffler alignment?"
Sat May-13-06 12:21 AM by zeero

  

          

I'm putting the mufflers back on me 71 750 Commando after replacing the locking rings on the headers & not having had it long,i don't quite rememeber what they looked like from the rear view in terms of looking in line with each other if you know what i mean?They seem at slightly different angles but it all goes together no worries.The differences aint big,i'm just a bit of a Norton virgin

  

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waspfarmerSat May-13-06 04:58 AM
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#1. "RE: muffler alignment?"
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They should look even.
Try loosening all the exaust mounts, even the head nuts slightly! Now you can manipulate the exhaust train. In my experience it has paid to snug up the silencer first, then the headnut, then the clamp, then the headnut again.

  

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zeeroTue May-16-06 05:13 AM
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#2. "RE: muffler alignment?"
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Tue May-16-06 05:19 AM by zeero

  

          

The bike must have fallen over on the left side as the big alloy peice that connects the footrest,brk pdl & muffler to frame has a hairline crack in it & has been hitting the swingarm where the top mounting bolt for the muffler protrudes when the suspension is compressing.I'm hoping the frame or swingarm aint bent.Can anyone tell me if there is more clearance between the frame & s-arm on the R side than the Left?

  

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dynodaveFri May-19-06 11:20 AM
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#3. "RE: muffler alignment?"
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The clearance between the swing arm and frame tubes are not symetrical on the R&L sides.
The muffler kick out and kick up are rarely the same on both sides. The pipes in general control this....and few after market pipes I've seen are bent to my satisfaction.

  

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zeeroSat May-20-06 01:51 AM
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#4. "RE: muffler alignment?"
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ah that puts me mind at rest,cheers

  

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