Dent in stock pipe...


4 replies to this topic
  • yogist

Posted September 29, 2005 - 08:30 PM

#1

the underside of my 01 426 pipe is dented...Looks like a pretty clean dent..No noticable ding from anything..Its right in line with the rear brake caliper... Is that clearance yamaha stamped into that pipe ???
Or just a dent from bottoming the suspension..??

  • 450_rider

Posted September 29, 2005 - 08:54 PM

#2

I have a 03 yz450f and when i bought it from a friend of mine it already had a dent in it from bottoming out because the factory muffler is sort of wide. It was a fairly large dent to. So i put a FMF Ti-4 on and never had to worry about bottoming out and damaging it again.

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  • fast426

Posted September 29, 2005 - 09:27 PM

#3

the underside of my 01 426 pipe is dented...Looks like a pretty clean dent..No noticable ding from anything..Its right in line with the rear brake caliper... Is that clearance yamaha stamped into that pipe ???
Or just a dent from bottoming the suspension..??

It is'nt a dent. Comes from the factory that way. Bought my bike new and had to check a magazine shootout to see if it was normal. Glad I did'nt phone the bike shop and freak out. Not to sure why it's built into the pipe, but it's supposed to be there.

  • sirthumpalot

Posted September 30, 2005 - 02:53 AM

#4

It's there to give enough clearance for the rear brake caliper when the suspension bottoms.

  • yogist

Posted September 30, 2005 - 04:43 AM

#5

I thought so. It looked too clean to be damage....





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