hi i have a 99 kx100 and i noticed when i land my sliencer hits my rear tire, i was wondering if it would be ok to just heat up the section of the silencer after where the pipe and silencer meet and bend it back closer to the side panel?
Are you just lightly brushing it or really slamming it? Is it the correct silencer for your bike?
If it's lightly hitting it and its the correct silencer, try moving it out with some washers and see if that helps. If that's not enough, the dent it in a little but not too much or you wont be able to get the core out.
what do you mean move it out with some washers? i think its just brushing it, i can see on all the knobs on the left side where there worn down, and every lap theres a new mark there, what do u mean the core might not be able to get out? this guy at the track a 2000 rm125 with bills pipes and he had to do it too with a torch he said his was fine.
no yuo had me wrong, my silencers on the left side, it needs to go left up against the side panel. at the back right after the silencer goes skinny, i just need to heat that spot up and move the hole big part to the left, i think ill be alright?:think
Fox, I'd say if you are using a stock silencer and stock size rear tire and its still hitting the silencer, then you have something major screwed up with your bike. Kawasaki isn't going to let a bike with a defect like that get out to the public.
Anyway, The tab I'm talking about is this, and I can't make my explanation more simple than this. When you mount the silencer on the bike, you slide it on to the pipe end and then bolt it to the bike. The tab I'm talking about is the piece of metal on the silencer you put the bolt through. Simple as that..
Your subframe may be bent, or your rear wheel may be out of alignment. Check the alignment marks on the swingarm to make sure your rear axle is straight in line with the rest of the bike. If it is, stand back from the bike to see if your rear fender is sitting flat and not 'leaning' to either side.. If the rear subframe were tweaked/bent from a fall, it could cause the silencer to be pushed over in the path of the tire.
Just bend the little mounting tab on the silencer. It WILL move the silencer body more to the left. Chances are that it just needs to be moved few mm to the side. My friend had a 2000 KX100, which is the same exact bike except for the year, and it didn't have this problem. I bet your mount is the part that is bent, causing the tire to hit it. And the tabs will still line up as long as you don't bend them too drastically.
i bent the actual pipe tonight and it worked just fine, im pretty sure it wont hit now i got my dads fat ass on the bike and he pushed it down, it was so funny he was almost at the end of the suspension, and im sure it wont hit now, thanks for all the help guys;)
On my bike i cant even put a 130(wide) Michelin on or else it will rub to bad.My 120 michelin just brushes on the silencer, but i'd like to put a 130 on my bike. Should i do the same as described on this thread?