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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.
 

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Hi colemans11!

Lots of guys just space the muffler out farther to get more tire clearance. It may have been bent inward from some earlier impact such as a minor laydown and needs to be bent outwards again. Watch that you don't go so far out that the plastic side panel melts!
Regards....justjeff
 
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