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Is this rust or something else on the pipe?

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Mayakovski, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Mayakovski

    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Greetings all;

    While cleaning Silky tonight I noticed a small spot, about he size of the end of my pinkie finger on the lower part of the left muffler.

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    Is this a rust spot or something else?

    Thoughts?
     
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    Blaufeld Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Too out of focus to understand... retry photoshoot.
     
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    Kevin.NZ Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    nice shot of the spokes
     
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    vagrant High Miler GT Contributor

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    most likely the heal of a boot.
     
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    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Except it will not scrub off and almost feels like a slight depression in the metal.
     
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    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Here's the best Pics I can get.

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    Blaufeld Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Yes, it seems like rubber from a boot/shoe...
     
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    Two things come to mind here, either that is fhe exact location of the kickstand arm (contact?), or is the result of kickstand use. If not, then perhaps you were a victim of rubber road debris.
     
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    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    I think you are correct about the kickstand, will check as soon as I get back home. If that is the case, then what is the best way to prevent this damage from getting worse (rust) and best way to prevent that contact?
     
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    Todd you are correct, that is exactly where the kickstand contacts the pipe.
    What can I use as a buffer for this spot? Some form of high temperature rubber and glue or something to cushion that spot? What do you recommend?
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I would recommend doing something so the side stand doesn't quite go that high, or somehow move the silencer away from the side stand. Perhaps rotating the silencer might do the trick.
     
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    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Thanks John, I'll look into those ideas tomorrow night.
     
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    Kevin.NZ Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    The center stand on the 1100 Breva's have a rubber block which stops it going up too high, maybe attach something to your side stand or put "something " at the back of the pivot to reduce its travel.
     
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    dududuckling Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Since I got the GP Megs, I just be extra careful before putting the kickstand down. When I use the heel of my boots to kick it down, I make sure its only at the edge of the ball-like thingy of the kickstand and away from the exhaust.

    Actually after the installation, Dave, the guy who works on my bike, told me to get earplugs and be careful when putting the kickstand down.
     
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    Have you ever dropped your bike on that side? I've never seen a stock bike have this issue, unless dropped or the kickstand is loose. If both are a no, I can't say as to what to do as the stop is a mechanical binding point of the kickstand and frame tab. Only way to fix this is a spot weld ground to fit/function.
     
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    Nope, never dropped or tipped and the kickstand is not at all loose, nice and snug. I will look at doing something to get that binding point adjusted. Since the first day I got it there has always been a small "ding" when putting the stand up, I assumed (bad idea) that it was hitting a built in stop correctly. I guess it has been hitting the pipe the whole time.
     

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