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 Post subject: Pipe guards
PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:11 pm 
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I just got a new bike (2 stroke) and would like to protect the pipe. I see some carbon fiber and aluminum options. What is the best value? Since I got one of the lighter options, weight is nothing compared to the four stroke that I had.


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 Post subject: Re: Pipe guards
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:45 pm 
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So far my experience with a carbon is it protects good against rock dings and lighter tip over stuff, but on the harder hits I'm not sure if i would be better off with a dent that could be blown out that soaked up the impact OR no dent but a tweaked pipe? Clearly it depends on how hard the hit is.
Whatever you do always have a spare laying around so after an enduro you pop the dents out, in my case the pipe needs so much work I just ship it straight to Pacific...
I have yet to try the FMF factory fatty made with a heavier gauge metal in the vulnerable areas and lighter gauge in other areas so the weight of the pipe stays in check.
Anybody have any to say on the factory fatty?


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 Post subject: Re: Pipe guards
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:25 pm 
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So far my experience with a carbon is it protects good against rock dings and lighter tip over stuff, but on the harder hits I'm not sure if i would be better off with a dent that could be blown out that soaked up the impact OR no dent but a tweaked pipe? Clearly it depends on how hard the hit is.
Whatever you do always have a spare laying around so after an enduro you pop the dents out, in my case the pipe needs so much work I just ship it straight to Pacific...
I have yet to try the FMF factory fatty made with a heavier gauge metal in the vulnerable areas and lighter gauge in other areas so the weight of the pipe stays in check.
Anybody have any to say on the factory fatty?


I agree it's a trade off dents vs bent pipe. It's my understanding some repair companies can now repair dents and bends. If this is true then I might go back to a carbon pipe guard.
I literally just mounted the factory fatty and will let you know how it works.

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 Post subject: Re: Pipe guards
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I bought the fatty so we shall see. I have the stock pipe for backup.


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