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Offline Phil

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« on: April 03, 2016, 01:45:00 pm »
Riding home this morning when I heard an almighty crunch.    :138:  Pulled into the side of the road and discovered that the exhaust had come away from the bike and was laying in the road fifty yards back.   Rear bolt and machined brackets missing but very little damage to the actual exhaust, the end black cover had a few deep scratches.     Of course I did not have any straps with me so my wife had to come out to collect the exhaust and followed me home.   

I check the nuts and bolts reasonably regular and it all seemed find before I left home.   I guess I was lucky that the exhaust fell away from the bike and not under the rear wheel.   Thinks me going to the shop tomorrow and maybe discuss an after sales exhaust. 

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Re: Exhaust
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2016, 02:12:29 pm »
Ouch, that  could have been nasty Phil  :087: ,  at least your OK  :028:
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Re: Exhaust
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2016, 10:04:35 pm »
Yeah, I got away light but now have to make a decision.  Do I put the factory exhaust back on or should I go for an aftermarket job.   Been reading the forum for advice but still none the wiser.   I'll speak to the guys in the shop tomorrow.

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Re: Exhaust
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2016, 11:50:06 pm »
*Originally Posted by Phil [+]
Yeah, I got away light but now have to make a decision.  Do I put the factory exhaust back on or should I go for an aftermarket job.   Been reading the forum for advice but still none the wiser.   I'll speak to the guys in the shop tomorrow.

Phil

Glad to hear you are okay, nothing other than the can falling off....

I'm by no means A TTSE Exhaust expert - but have been considering something a little more throaty and lighter of coarse - of the reviews I've read and the comments from people around here - I like the Pipewerx - not to mention handmade in the UK - and the attractive pricing also helps...



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Re: Exhaust
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2016, 09:34:22 pm »
I forgot to mention.  While I was sitting at the side of the road waiting for my wife to pick me and the exhaust up,  I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people who stopped to ask if I were ok and offered assistance.  Particularly the elderly lady in a car ( don't know her name and I guess she won't be reading this forum) {not sure you should be stopping to talk to strange bikers lady but thanks anyway.}) , and a fellow trophy rider,  who was also a member of the Essex Harley Owners Group.   Thanks for your offer of help.   A lot of guys slowed to give me a thumbs up as a way of enquiring if I was ok.  Once I gave them the thumbs up in response they were content that I was ok and rode off for their breakfast. 

It's good to know that there are people out there that are willing to help a stranded rider if required.  :152: :028: :047: :028: :152:

Phil

PS.  Fellow trophy rider and HOG member.  Next time you're riding to Finchingfield given me the heads up on this forum and I'll tag along.  Think I owe you a cup of tea at least.  :062:



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Re: Exhaust
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2016, 01:57:32 am »
Glad you are ok.  I'm not clear did the bracket break?
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Re: Exhaust
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2016, 08:15:00 am »
Hi Phil,

Glaad to hear it wasn't more serious and you were oK  :169:

I see you mentioned that you regularly check the bolts are tight,
so do you have any more information / Photo's to explain how and why the Can came off,
which could be useful for other Members in preventing the same happening to them ?

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Re: Exhaust
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2016, 12:51:03 pm »
Strange. 

Question.  Does the exhaust come off to change the rear tire?  How many miles ago did you have a tire changed?