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Exhaust grinds

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by Beruff, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Beruff

    Beruff Just got it firing!

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    So I just traded in my fz09 for 2014 custom and noticed that when I ride hard in my turns that the right side muffler grinds right at the bottom tip. Any help on making it any different to fix the exhaust. Stock exhaust, fox racing suspension.

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  2. V700Steve

    V700Steve Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    There is a nice selection of aftermarket mufflers in the store here. Different shape should work.
     
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    Thanks Steve, welcome Beruff. Congrats on the 1400! The fox air shocks tend to ride deep in the stroke, so perhaps try more air pressure, that and the mufflers are problematic for that reason. I offer some smaller diameter short mufflers as well. I think have some on the shelf ready to go depending on finish; http://www.guzzitech.com/store/product/gt-rx-ss-cal14-megs/ (longs only shown there, but a pic below of the short mufflers)

    Where in CA are you?

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  4. Mrmerlin

    Mrmerlin Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Thats a good looking bike.
    based on your suspension mods it looks like the bike is riding lower than a stocker does.
    are the fork tubes raised in the triple clamps?
    Did you measure the rear fender height before fitting new shocks?
    Measure straight up from the axle to the fender lip

    if you didnt it would be wise to refit the stock shocks measure them and then make the new shocks raise to the same level.
    Beyond that the mufflers can be turned slightly to give a bit more ground clearance.

    If thats not good then fitting shorter mufflers with a slightly smaller OD may do the trick.

    That said it would be best to raise the bike to atleast the factory ride height if you want it to corner safely.
    If you bought the bike this way them you may not have the original shocks ask another custom owner what his measurements are.

    ideally you want the running boards outer edges to touch the ground first
     
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  5. Robert Gibson

    Robert Gibson Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Site Contributor!

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    Nice looking bike and I would agree with Steve on one of Todd's muffler options, and add on the fuelling mods so you have the go to compliment the show.
     
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    Smartleynz Tuned and Synch'ed

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    hey Todd nice poster in the workshop bro.
     
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  7. John L

    John L Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    There is a bit of play in the muffler mounts, if only one side is touching down try loosening the bolts behind the footrest mount and on the muffler and see if it will lift up slightly before you re-tighten them.
     

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