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Old 02-19-2011, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default Sub frame bent?

Just purchased a 2005 KLR 650. While I was removing aftermarket exhaust to intsall OEM. I noticed the muffler pipe was making contact with the subframe where the passenger peg bolts up. I thought, well perhaps just aftermarket exhaust fitting issue.

Now I see that the OEM pipe hits the frame too. I did notice a scuff on the end of the passenger peg itself, nothing too severe, looks like damage from a fall over in a parking lot. Possibly this tip over bent the subframe in, the eyeball test doesn't appear that it is bent. But now I think it is. Could someone please check out this area on their bike and tell me how much clearance you have between the exhaust pipe and the tab in the subframe where the passenger peg bolts up.

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Old 02-19-2011, 01:14 PM   #2
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Could someone please check out this area on their bike and tell me how much clearance you have between the exhaust pipe and the tab in the subframe where the passenger peg bolts up.

Thanks.
GS: here are rough measurements on two bikes:

2005 with aftermarket exhaust: 5mm
2004 with stockk exhaust: 2mm

hope that helps

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Old 02-19-2011, 01:22 PM   #3
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Yes, that helps me! Looks like your info confirms mine was bent in a bit, now I need to figure out a way to pull it back out.

Thanks so much.
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:54 PM   #4
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What'cha doing with the after market muffler?
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:46 AM   #5
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I am going to sell it.

It has under 100 miles of use; Big Gun Evo X (first generation I think its the X) with header pipe.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:53 PM   #6
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Those are pretty loud aren't they?
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:33 PM   #7
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Ya know to be honest I never even started the bike with it installed! The bike had been sitting for a couple of years in the PO garage so... dead battery, old gas etc.

I have read that they are pretty loud.
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That is the same one that's on my sons bike (that I measured for you.) It is too loud for my taste. I can be 1/4 mile or more behind him and know exactly when he's twisting the throttle. He's got a removable baffle or something he puts in it and then it's not too bad though.

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