Hi 00 xr650r here. I have a slight problem. My bike has a fmf powercore Iv and I have a slight problem. In between the clamp that holds the muffler on and the can there WAS a rubber protector. Well that is long gone and the clamp has allready wore a ways through the can. I have tried to replace it with a piece of rubber intertube and that lasted a week. Solution#1 - Do away with the clamp and weld on a bracket. Can you weld to stainless steel? Pop rivet on a bracket? Would pop rivets last though? Solution#2 - Find a alternate protector to fit in between the muffler and clamp. I would love to buy a diffrent exhaust but hate forking over so much $$$ when the FMF may last several more years. So if anyone has a idea please post. Thanks.