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post #1 of 20 Old 05-22-2019, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Exhaust dents :(

Seems like I did this a while back, before I got the Enduro Guardian skid plate:

I hate it. Any way to fix this short of new pipes?

It doesn't seem to affect performance but is firmly in the category of Not Good.

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NOBODY can see it or know it's there but you, and that might not be a dent anyways.
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Probably

Probably will not affect performance significantly. Try to forget about it.
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Those sure look like dents to me.

eta: Anyone with a Suzuki centerstand care to upload a photo from the same vantage point?

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I have seen some actual dyno tests done where they tested rather major dents in header pipes. Before and after. The difference is almost not measurable. In fact a test showed an increase in one case.

About the only way to help that is to drill it, insert a screw, and use a pull hammer to pull it out. Then weld up the hole(s). In other words, not worth the effort!

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I think it is clearance for the centerstand, hopefully someone can verify and I am pretty sure that both of my previous 1000's had the same indentions?
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I think it is clearance for the centerstand, hopefully someone can verify and I am pretty sure that both of my previous 1000's had the same indentions?
You may be on to something. I thought about that, but my SW Motech centerstand legs don't go there. However, that doesn't mean the Suzuki centerstand legs are the same. I just don't have a Suzi centertsand available to compare.

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NOBODY can see it or know it's there but you, and that might not be a dent anyways.
This is definitely the approach taken when I get stupid and park in a downhill spot with no room to turn around.

Ever try to back out a DL1000? Even if you can flat-foot over the bike, it's sometimes easier to just get off and push. :P

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Based on my 03 Vee with suzuki center stand, the dent on the chain side if for the centerstand, on the other side there is no dent.
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You could try filling the pipe with water and placing in a freezer. Might take a few tries to get the dent out. But is the trouble worth the outcome?

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