White brothers E series muffler - not keen on rear mount clearence


25 replies to this topic
  • Huffa 2

Posted July 07, 2007 - 07:45 AM

#1

:cheers: This just will not due, I don't like how it's jammed up against the blinker when it's bolted in stock position, so I want to make a small bracket to lower it a bit.

The stock head pipe is being painted at the moment but I can't forsee any problems with the header/muffler pipe junction as it only changes the tilt of muffler pipe by about a 1/8 inch and the header should have enough give to still fit perfect.

Any idea where I find 1/4 to 3/16" thick aluminum to make a (1st pic) bracket?

I guess WB didn't want to take the time to add another 3/8-1/2" to their original bracket so it will fit the L model proper and I assume this muffler was designed for the XR600, it IS the right one for my model though.

Small things like this just :lol: piss me off, there is no excuse for it! :bonk:

All that time to make such a beautiful bracket, then it does not fit right anyway


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:lol::thumbsdn: if mounted stock
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:thumbsup: :busted: with bracket
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  • FZ1426

Posted July 07, 2007 - 09:14 AM

#2

Move the turn signals and leave the pipe alone.

Get some aluminum "Z" channel and mount the signal up directly from the fender mount. It's lighter than that clunky stock steel mount too. :thumbsup:

  • Huffa 2

Posted July 07, 2007 - 09:46 AM

#3

Thanks for the advise :thumbsup: ........ but I want the stock signals in the stock position.

Is that how you mounted them on your plated XR 600 ?

Pic's please :thumbsup:

  • FZ1426

Posted July 07, 2007 - 01:04 PM

#4

http://i55.photobuck...26/000_0027.jpg
http://i55.photobuck...26/000_0029.jpg

Looks something like this. The material fits right between the fender and the frame.

That's how I did it with the 600. Then promptly removed them once the CHP inspection was done.

Removing that cosmetic e series end cap also saves a decent amount of weight.

  • Huffa 2

Posted July 07, 2007 - 02:09 PM

#5

Thank You buddy, looks pretty decent. :thumbsup:

You said about getting "Z" channel, so the brackets you show are just that and they are exactly how you bought them except for the holes?

I have a feeling you buy it in lengths then you sort of custom bend them to your needs?

Are they strong enough ? They look like they could possibly bend a bit over time, maybe not though but from what you say you don't use them at all, just for inspection then off they go ?

  • Huffa 2

Posted July 07, 2007 - 02:14 PM

#6

http://i55.photobuck...26/000_0027.jpg
http://i55.photobuck...26/000_0029.jpg



Removing that cosmetic e series end cap also saves a decent amount of weight.


You mean the one on mine ? I didn't read the directions yet, what exactly does it do ?

  • FZ1426

Posted July 07, 2007 - 02:54 PM

#7

It's aluminum extrusion. Comes in that shape (and many others). 6000 or 7000 series aircraft stuff. not your average lawn chair material, very tough stuff. You have to cut it and fab it yourself.

Those cosmetic end caps don't do anything but add weight.

  • Huffa 2

Posted July 07, 2007 - 03:09 PM

#8

It's aluminum extrusion. Comes in that shape (and many others). 6000 or 7000 series aircraft stuff. not your average lawn chair material, very tough stuff. You have to cut it and fab it yourself.

Those cosmetic end caps don't do anything but add weight.


OHHHHH, you mean the very end chrome piece, NO WAY MAN, I like how that looks :thumbsup: I could care less about the little bit of weight it adds.

  • InternalCombustion

Posted July 08, 2007 - 07:57 AM

#9

I'd try your local hardware stores for the aluminum angle. You will probably have to buy a 4' section but that just means you'll have some good leftover stock to have handy for your next "project".

A man cannot have enough aluminum stock handy. Always some project coming up you can use it for. :-)

I'm with you on not wanting to booger up your stock turnsignals, but if you did a clean job (you always do) like FZ1426 then it would look like stock.

  • Denn10

Posted July 08, 2007 - 08:11 PM

#10

HUFF take it from me i have the same exhaust GET THE DEFLECTOR mine was like it when i got it but it started to burn through the fender a bit. WB makes one and it had 180 degree protection there like 30 bucks or something check out their website youll see what i mean.

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  • Huffa 2

Posted July 09, 2007 - 01:40 AM

#11

I'd try your local hardware stores for the aluminum angle. You will probably have to buy a 4' section but that just means you'll have some good leftover stock to have handy for your next "project".

A man cannot have enough aluminum stock handy. Always some project coming up you can use it for. :-)

I'm with you on not wanting to booger up your stock turnsignals, but if you did a clean job (you always do) like FZ1426 then it would look like stock.


I'm starting to think a bracket will not work right and FZ's solution will work better but .............next thread

  • Huffa 2

Posted July 09, 2007 - 01:56 AM

#12

HUFF take it from me i have the same exhaust GET THE DEFLECTOR mine was like it when i got it but it started to burn through the fender a bit. WB makes one and it had 180 degree protection there like 30 bucks or something check out their website youll see what i mean.


Thank You !

:busted: If I would go that route, what the heck, I might as well go ahead and get the 360, no ?

Ya know, my bike is all stock, air box snorkel and all and I test drove bike with 5 disc on and since the less disc the richer it makes the jetting and helps with bottom end, I thought I would see a bit more improvement ?

Matter of fact it seemed like while I got a bit more bottom it shortened the whole powerband a bit.

I'm taking off the smog junk and installing a jet kit today and I'll test both pipes (stock&WB) and if I don't see that much improvement, I'm just going to go back to stock.

The WB pipe sounds great, it really is acceptable as far as sound goes, no where near a competition motocross bike or Harley tone for sure but I am really dissapointed in the fitment of it :cheers: as I exspect a bolt/slip on to do just that and while it will do "just that" it's not right so between the fitment (extra work for me making it right), performance and buying the deflector (:lol: that should come with it!:bonk: ) I may just sell it again:excuseme:

Others may be perfectly happy with it, I'm not. The muffler itself looks really nice though and is constructed well (love the shortness of it torwards some) and sounds just fine, that I will give it :thumbsup: The blue in the white brothers logo just so happens to match the blue in my side panel too! :thumbsup:

  • Denn10

Posted July 09, 2007 - 07:34 AM

#13

all you need is to protect your fender from getting burned but if you want the 360 more power to ya, i just know from mine that it will hit your fender and mine has about 3/4 inch burned through when i got it so im gonna get one to protect it more.

  • martinfan30

Posted July 09, 2007 - 12:45 PM

#14

my dad has same bike, same exhaust. he left the signal in the stock position and it melted the lens!:thumbsup:

  • Huffa 2

Posted July 09, 2007 - 02:34 PM

#15

my dad has same bike, same exhaust. he left the signal in the stock position and it melted the lens!:busted:


:bonk: :lol: :lol:

Glad I'm doing what I'm doing then! :thumbsup:

At this very moment I'm making up brackets to raise them, be a little different from what FZ did but serve the same purpose.

Yea, little design flaws like this erks me :cheers: I'd rather pay 30 buck more and have either the muffler mount bracket redisigned right or the least they could do is make up new blinker brackets like we did here.

This warrants a complaint to WB but then :thumbsup: what's the use ??, they don't make the muffler anymore.

  • martinfan30

Posted July 09, 2007 - 02:48 PM

#16

i also use a pro moto billet rack, if i were to use THAT muffler, PMB makes nice relo. signal brackets.:thumbsup:

  • Huffa 2

Posted July 09, 2007 - 03:53 PM

#17

Martin dude ............love that rack, very nice !

I was already to buy one but then noticed no tool pouch because of it, that's a bummer cause I need my pouch but love that rack also

:busted: :cheers:

Have a link to those brackets, now that I spent a whole day making my own :thumbsup:

My blinker location now looks much better then stock! I'll take some pic's when it's all done. :thumbsup:

  • Huffa 2

Posted July 09, 2007 - 06:00 PM

#18

What a difference :thumbsup:

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After ...........

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After .........

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Bracket (still need to get bolt for other hole yet)

I guess you could call it the 3" rear blinker bracket mod cause it's approx an inch higher, closer and back farther. :thumbsup:

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  • martinfan30

Posted July 09, 2007 - 08:10 PM

#19

very nice stuff huffa!:thumbsup:

  • GIANTac1

Posted July 09, 2007 - 08:57 PM

#20

Now your sexy white fender is gonna be CHARCOAL!!!!:thumbsup: Sell me your WB....:thumbsup:





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