So I have a Jardine Muffler on my 08. The guy I bought the bike from put it on. When I first went two up I noticed that the exhaust pipe made contact with the rear tire. I figured it was due to the lousy stock rear shock spring so I put on a beefier spring. That seemed to make a difference and I didn't think too much more of it.
Over the weekend I went two up again (something I don't do often), mostly cruising on mildly rutted dirt near the Great Salt Lake. Well, I realized the rear wheel is making contact again with the exhaust pipe. So I have been playing with some ideas and here is where I need some advice.
Should I go back to a stock exhaust and muffler? Have folks had issues like mine with running the stock parts? I wouldn't mind having a slightly quieter bike...
Or can/should I shim the Jardine system enough to push it out of the way?
Any experience or advice here would be appreciated. Thanks.