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I have recently mounted the new SBN exhaust system including x-pipe. Unfortunately ground clearance is at least for right hand cornering not much better as it was with the stock pipes. Chain clearance issue is definitely not a problem anymore.
Does anyone already has experience with the new SBN pipes and found a possibility to mount them so that foot peg touches ground first and not the pipe?
Thanks for any hints.
Raphi
 
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Nice to see you're riding aggressively. That bike is made for it. :twisted: I only dinged my right hand pipe once. The right side is mounted a little lower than the left for chain clearance.
 

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TonyA posted some pictures of his new SBN exhaust in the "New Norton 961 Exhaust from SBN" thread.
I noticed the apparent change in the mounting position of the silencer.
It does look as though the silncer now extends significantly lower than the old design that I have.
Definitely moving the pipe away from the drive chain, but could cause the pipe to touchdown on agressive cornering.

I suppose this was an acceptable tradeoff for SBN to eliminate the possibilty of chain/pipe contact.
 
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BritTwit said:
TonyA posted some pictures of his new SBN exhaust in the "New Norton 961 Exhaust from SBN" thread.
I noticed the apparent change in the mounting position of the silencer.
It does look as though the silncer now extends significantly lower than the old design that I have.
Definitely moving the pipe away from the drive chain, but could cause the pipe to touchdown on agressive cornering.

I suppose this was an acceptable tradeoff for SBN to eliminate the possibilty of chain/pipe contact.
On my 2014 961SF, my 2014 SBN "torque" pipes actually sit slightly higher on the right side than the left, which is indeed causing the chain to occasionally make contact. I'm having the mount modified slightly this week so that the right side will come down just about a centimeter to match the left side and then I should not have any more chain contact, plus both sides will be equal and not so low that I should be worrying much about ground clearance. I'm also going to have the kick stand shortened just a touch so that the bike doesn't sit so upright, making it difficult/risky to park on even slightly slanted surfaces. I'll let you know how it goes...
 

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