Muffler/Exhaust pipe hits pedals

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  1. ncfootballchamp

    ncfootballchamp New Member

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    How do I work around the fact that when I install the muffler, i can't pedal the bike?

    I can think of only one thing and that's to bend the muffler

    I have neither the tools nor the knowledge to do this so could/would an auto parts shop do this for me?

    please respond with your experiences with this matter
     
  2. headtrama

    headtrama New Member

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    sometimes you can rotate the muffler on the bolts enough to clear the pedals .Sometimes you need to bend them a little don't try and bend it with it bolted to the head put it in a vice and do it .
     
  3. Nougat

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    You can also open up the holes in the flange, so that you can turn it where it mounts. If the pedal crank is just barely hitting, a large hose clamp around the pipe and the frame might work enough.
     
  4. Dan

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    Never thought of drilling the holes Nougat, purty cool. Gonna try that

    I once put a China girl on a Moondawg. Crank just barely tapped the muffler. I got away with kicking it. I am not recommending that but worked as it needed about 7 hairs to clear.

    Couldn't find it for you NC. but a member here posted pics of parking his car on the flange and used that as a vise, snork.
    Any one remember what thread that was? Too funny but worked for him.

    With a vise, you can just lean into it and bend. Aside from steel toed boots, about the best way I have found. But as with all the above posts, lots of folks here who will offer thoughts.
     
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  5. WildAlaskan

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    on my bike i filed grinded my cranks in just enough its not recomended but i havent had any problems

    ohh but that was on a poo poo pipe and i also put that in a vice and made it oval in shape where it contacted crank

    but i assume yours is stock if i was you find anything to bracee it and bend it by hand if you know some one with a vice or torch borrow it
     
  6. Black_Moons

    Black_Moons New Member

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    you can bend em with a vise, idealy using wood or similar to make 'soft' jaws (the pipe will deform the wood nicely to soften the bend)

    Or you can buy a wider crank to make your pedals be wider spaced.
     

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