Conti mufflers hitting axle nuts

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mdal8798
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Conti mufflers hitting axle nuts

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Hi all,

wasn't sure where to post this.

I have 900SSD and have had to space muffler brackets away from frame to stop Conti mufflers from hitting rear axle nuts under suspension travel.
As I have never seen the original mufflers (silentium ?) would I be right in assuming they had an indent in muffler to accommodate the suspension travel.

With having to use spacers it makes the muffler alignment into crossover pipe dodgy looking.

I am thinking of modifying axle ends to allow half nut on caliper side and a welded half nut on sprocket side.

How have others overcome this problem?
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Re: Conti mufflers hitting axle nuts

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Yup, as you can see from the attached both Lafranconis and Silentiums have generous indents for the axle nuts.
SD silencers.jpg

Dunno what happens with Contis, tho'. Steve should know ...
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Re: Conti mufflers hitting axle nuts

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Thanks Craig for that info.

Don't really want to take to mufflers with a ballpein hammer. :)
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Re: Conti mufflers hitting axle nuts

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get some 7/16" ID AN type washers and space the Conti brackets out a bit. Or you can make up round spacers between a quarter and 3/8" long and use those like what came on 900SS....
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