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Warning for those running SC Projects exhausts

Discussion in 'Scrambler Common Problems/Issues' started by Airsafari87, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. Airsafari87

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    IMG_20170219_174444_575.jpg IMG_20170219_174132_543.jpg Now this may not affect all SC Projects exhausts, but after my experience today I thought it best to share my problems.

    Now before I start, I will say that the ride i was on today was with my Mrs who has just passed her CBT and was on her 125cc Vespa, so speeds were pretty low (50 mph) for the duration of the ride, and the bike / exhaust was not under any particular stress at the time.

    The exhaust hanger bracket on my CR-T can completely sheared off during my ride today. With it no longer being supported it meant the exhaust was free to rotate at the joint and drag the can along the road!!!
    A combination of the exhaust being pretty loud and me wearing earplugs at the time meant I didn't hear the can scraping along the road behind me, needless to say it is now pretty damn f*cked

    So if you own a SC Projects exhaust, make sure you keep a damn close eye on the hanger bracket.

    (Insertsadfaceiconhere)
     
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    Wow, sorry for the bad luck!
    Interesting that the remains of the hanger look like there is some heat damage or something going on there.

    Does the GP can have anything to shield the heat from the bracket?
    The Conic style exhaust has some hard washers that seem to keep the heat away and the outer skin doesn't get quite as hot as I expected.
     
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    Get in touch with SC Projects ...post the pic on their FB page to draw attention. I have the Conic and as Josh says there are washers on our style and the actual can does not get super hot.

    Tony
     
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    Interesting that you mention the heat damage Josh, and it kind of makes sense too.
    I travelled from Durham to Leeds and back yesterday at sustained high speed all the way there and all the way back so it will have got scadding hot. There's no heat shield between the pipe and bracket either, it's pretty much welded directly on to the link pipe.
     
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    I've posted those same photos to my Instagram account and linked them to the posts so they will see the photos.
     
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    Damn, how many miles do you have on the exhaust? Are you going to contact SC and see if they can do something?
     
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    There's probably something like 3000 miles on it, I only fitted it around August time.
     
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    Hope they do something to sort you out as this is not acceptable. I am surprised its welded on straight to the can

    Tony
     
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    It isn't.
    It's welded on to the link pipe.
    But when it sheared, the link pipe and can rotated around the lower pipe just below the foot peg that you can see in the bottom right hand corner of the 2nd pic.

    I'll try and get a better photo tomorrow to explain.
     
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    Was the exhaust solidly mounted to the pillion foot peg bracket? Or was there a rubber mount?

    To me this looks the result of vibration induced fatigue.

    I wouldn't worry so much about the discoloration of the bracket, that could just as well be the result of welding.

    Good luck getting warrenty!
     
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    The remaining part of the bracket looks the same as the piece that comes with the 'Conic.' Was it originally an L shape bracket with a 90 degree bend where it fastens to the pipe?
    I assumed the bracket snapped halfway looking at the photo, not that the bracket separated from the pipe.

    After looking at this to see how it mounts: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/oD2PY6xmQcU/maxresdefault.jpg

    I'm inclined to agree with Max, that the weld holding the two parts of the bracket to the link pipe could well have given way due to vibration, if it's hard mounted to the footpeg, with no form of rubber mounting.
     
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    That sucks. I love that exhaust. If it wasn't so loud, I'd be running the CRT can myself. You should definitely contact SC Project about it.
     
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