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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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
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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Hope they do something to sort you out as this is not acceptable. I am surprised its welded on straight to the can

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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

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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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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.
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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Yeah thats not how i have mine mounted. I mounted it straight to the footpeg bracket. It didn't come with any kind of mounting instructions and i was surprised it didn't have a rubber bushing but in the pic Jooooosh posted it looks like they expect you to use the stock vibration damper. Mine came with bolt, 2 metal washers and a nut. I'm going to have to look for the stock rubber damper. Im assuming you had yours mounted like I've got mine mounted now. I wonder if a rubber washer mounted with the bolt would ease the vibrations enough.

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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.
It is LOUD! I like it but i think I'm going to have to sell it and find something with a baffle. Maybe the Arrow slip-on, looks pretty similar to the CRT but it has removable baffles.
 

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I was curious so i went to look at the SC Project website to see how they mounted it and its mounted just like you had it mounted. I would say its on them to make it right.
 

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Wow, it just broke off like that. What a huge bummer! They should definitely make that right and go back to analyze the design. Even with some punishment, that should not happen.
 

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Didn't get chance to take any more pictures today, I've had the craziest Monday ever and I'm frazzled now.

To answer a few of the points raised above.

Yes the can/link pipe was directly mounted to the hanger with no other vibration damper. As mentioned by someone else, no damper is supplied with the pipe.

I don't believe that SC Projects as a company need punishing for what's happened either, a part failed and it's as simple as that. No one was hurt and the only thing damaged was the end can. Believe me, the bracket snapping issue was put in to perspective on the ride home when both myself and my girlfriend were both almost deliberately rammed off the road. Suddenly a broken exhaust is trivial.

Termi is going back on tomorrow and the bike is back to the dealers on Wednesday for the side stand recall. Going to try and grab myself a ride on a SuperDuke and a Multistrada while I'm waiting.
 
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