Question about aftermarket pipe on a Hobbit

I just got my Hobbit running today with all the goodies finally added on. (70cc, leo vince pipe, pa50II carb, reed cage, variator and all that junk) and it totally rips! It needs some tuning for sure, especially the variator because I have the heavy stock weights in it now. It has a 92 jet and the plug is dark and dry (not that I have been at WOT for more than a second, but I still looked at it) and I think thats good...?

But anyway, the kickstand knocks my muffler loose pretty quickly, within a couple of minutes. What have any of you done to prevent this from happening? I have thought about attaching some bulky object to the kickstand so that it stops it from going all the way up to where it would actually touch the pipe, but I had a real hard time even finding a good spot.

Anybody care to share what they have done?

Thanks!

David

Re: Question about aftermarket pipe on a Hobbit

Whaddya mean knocks your muffler loose? Are you not using the clamp that came with it? I guess you could use a side kick syand or something if its a big issue.

Re: Question about aftermarket pipe on a Hobbit

When the kickstand is up, part of it pushes on the exhaust right where the muffler and the expansion chamber meet. I am using the bracket that came with it but that is what is coming loose.

Re: Question about aftermarket pipe on a Hobbit

you gotta get it welded. i've welded a few on. put the kickstand up and pull the muffler outward so it doesn't hit before it is tacked in place. get rid of the hose clamp. once it's welded all the way around you'll have better performance

Re: Question about aftermarket pipe on a Hobbit

Weld the two pieces of the exhaust together? The kickstand will still hit the muffler and I don't want it to, over time, ruin the muffler.

Attached is a picture of what I am talking about....

The kickstand goes up as indicated by the red arrows. It hits the muffler as indicated by the red yellow and blue explosion confetti. This constant contact causes the bolt by the green arrow to come loose, and the muffler separates from the rest of the exhaust and I have to stop where ever I am and reconnect and tighten the bolt.

It's very annoying and also embarrassing, especially when I am riding thru campus and instantly my exhaust jumps up 200 dB's...

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Re: Question about aftermarket pipe on a Hobbit

Either cut a corner off the kick stand, or block the kickstand from coming up that high. I blocked my kickstand from coming up that far, though I am forgetting how I did it.

Re: Question about aftermarket pipe on a Hobbit

cut a little notch out of the top of the "foot" if its close, if its not then don't.

Re: Question about aftermarket pipe on a Hobbit

Yea see I can't cut any part of it off or notch it because it is the base of the stand that hits the muffler.

I know there must be plenty of Hobbit people out there with aftermarket exhausts, where are you!?

Re: Question about aftermarket pipe on a Hobbit

don't cut anything. put a lock washer on that shit tighten it down and let the kick stand knock it. NBD

Re: Question about aftermarket pipe on a Hobbit

Something strange is going on with your chain tensioner. The chain should be running parallell at the bottom of the coil cover. When the tensioner is in the proper position you should be able to use the hole in front of it to mount your pipe clamp which will move your silencer outboard away from the center stand. I have mine mounted like this and it clears.

Re: Question about aftermarket pipe on a Hobbit

Or get a kick stand. You might have to get creative with your mounting, but that would solve your problem.

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