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    Exhaust Dent
    on: Jun 04, 2021, 07.33 pm
    Jun 04, 2021, 07.33 pm
    I'm the third owner of my Trophy SE.  I noticed my exhaust from a picture at Deals Gap last summer going through a curve. I'm guessing this happened while jacking up the front end while on the center stand.  I haven't done that.  I put weight in the trunk to raise the front end. Hope this dent doesn't lead to an exhaust failure somewhere down the road.  That would pretty much put this bike out of business since parts are either not available or priced so they might as well be unavailable. 


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    Re: Exhaust Dent
    Reply #1 on: Jun 04, 2021, 07.37 pm
    Jun 04, 2021, 07.37 pm
    I've been in contact today with the guys from Big Blue Lift.  Dave from Big Blue told me that the forward support point when using the lift on the Trophy SE is the exhaust pipes.  They are pros and know their business but I have to wonder if that is safe in the long run.

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    Re: Exhaust Dent
    Reply #2 on: Jun 04, 2021, 08.00 pm
    Jun 04, 2021, 08.00 pm
    You could look at ebay for scrap parts, remember that you also need three gaskets that go inside the cylinder head, just at the exit of the three exhausts. Those gaskets must be new.
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    Re: Exhaust Dent
    Reply #3 on: Jun 04, 2021, 08.31 pm
    Jun 04, 2021, 08.31 pm
    There is one system on Ebay for $205 plus shipping.  Somewhat rusted but could work.  I looked at Hermy's, which I've found to be a good place to buy parts.  The exhaust is $843 there.  Funny thing about Hermy's, they don't even have the Trophy on their list for bike parts.  I had to get the part number from Bikebandit which shows none in stock and none available.  Show you how crazy I am, I have a Pipe Werx carbon fiber exhaust pipe on order.  Sold my Wing last week so I'm pouring money into the Trophy SE money pit.
     

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    Re: Exhaust Dent
    Reply #4 on: Jun 04, 2021, 09.23 pm
    Jun 04, 2021, 09.23 pm
    I wouldn't worry about it.  I'm not sure what an exhaust failure is.  If it should crack in the future, just have it welded. 

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    Re: Exhaust Dent
    Reply #5 on: Jun 04, 2021, 09.39 pm
    Jun 04, 2021, 09.39 pm
    There is a thread on the forum about an early Trophy SE exhaust system failure.  Claimed it was almost impossible to weld the exhaust.  I'm not too concerned about a failure.  No apparent cracks forming.  Dave, from Big Blue Lifts tell me he is certain the dent came from high impact of some kind.  He says they have thousands of lifts using the pipes as a lifting point. 

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    Re: Exhaust Dent
    Reply #6 on: Jun 04, 2021, 11.45 pm
    Jun 04, 2021, 11.45 pm
    Not a great surprise, the headers are paper thin and yes hard to weld the poor quality 403 "Stainless" steel. If you're buying used, be sure to ask for photo evidence that there are no cracks around the balance pipe to downpipe welds or confirmation in writing  :169:

    I'd agree with Dave, not jacking damage. There are sensible alternatives, possibly a subject for another thread  :084:

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    Re: Exhaust Dent
    Reply #7 on: Jun 05, 2021, 10.25 am
    Jun 05, 2021, 10.25 am
    I have used a car lift several times and in its round hollow part I have inserted it in the part of the joint rib of the exhausts, which is the firm and hard part and I have never had shock problems,

    It could have been that the previous owner of that motorcycle had hit some rocky place or when he got off a curb.
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