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Old 08-14-2020, 06:49 PM
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Mac exhaust 4 into 2 -Sidestand Stop



My sidestand now stops on the centerstand bolt. What is the easy solution to a stop. I'd like to install a Mac 4 into 2 that I have. I'd prefer not dent the pipe with the sidestand.
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Old 08-14-2020, 09:38 PM
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I suggest a rubber collar on the 'prong' that your foot touches to actuate the sidestand. The rubber rests on the exhaust....making a cushion when it stops against the exhaust and preventing any rattles or scratches while you are riding.

Surprisingly, there is no problem melting or cooking the rubber.

That's what I am using on the XS750 and Venturer.

I know it's a standard part for the XS750 Special, but I don't about the other models.

I used a shock absorber bushing on the Venturer because it what I found in my spare parts.

It's hard to predict the geometry of the MAC vs the OEM, but the rubber can be slid to a sweet spot to function properly.

I can take a picture tomorrow if it helps.
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Old 08-14-2020, 11:13 PM
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No, I get it. Thanks. That’s likely the simplest solution.
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I have a bike (78 with 81H pipes) where I have to install the centerstand for maintenance purposes because it will not retract. It is easy on/off.
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Old 08-15-2020, 10:28 AM
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I have a bike (78 with 81H pipes) where I have to install the centerstand for maintenance purposes because it will not retract. It is easy on/off.
I have no centerstand issue. It's mounted and has a stop. If it fails to clear the exhaust, I see how to fix it. My issue is the kick stand and I believe Mike has offered the solution.
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Lightbulb

I misspoke. The Venturer has a bumper built into the Special exhaust.

The XS750 has the rubber collar.

It's also the XS1100SG ("Bagger") I was thinking about. I installed the Jardine spaghetti on it a few weeks ago, and had the same issue that you anticipate. Here is the shock absorber bushing I used:





It's nifty the bushing has an hourglass shape to follow the cross-sectional shape of the exhaust.

Since shock absorbers come as a pair, I must have a matching bushing in my stash. PM an address if you want it.
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My sidestand now stops on the centerstand bolt. What is the easy solution to a stop. I'd like to install a Mac 4 into 2 that I have. I'd prefer not dent the pipe with the sidestand.
If you ever looked at Ol' Okie you would see that I extended the foot bar about 3 inches because I couldn't catch it with my foot to put it down. I slid a piece of rubber heater hose over it to protect the Mac muffler. I did the same with the center stand foot bar but had to split the hose and wrap it with wire to keep it on there.
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