Originally Posted by awolxt
Hi Socks !
I have been in touch with the company who supplied them (by email) and I`m waiting for a response. Looking at the parts diagram the original downpipe is reduced in diameter at the end to allow for this gasket to fit, where as the Motad one isnt. As for the heat shield I was thinking that maybe it was an exhaust meant for an older version of xt (with the longer looking heat shield) ? The downpipes themselves fitted perfectly other than these two issues! I will post any info here as and when I find out. Thanks for your reply!
Yea, I have seen reference around the webb on the lack of qaulity in the general build of the xt in later models. However, Yamaha did do some changes to the engine and in paticular to the "gearing pitting and breaking" problem to the later models, which appear to be of significance
. I intend to do some reserch on this problem.
The reason I mention going to Motad them selfs, is that the slight differences in some of the models. EG the mounting point to the frame (or not) for the exhaust, whilst I'm not clear on the indevidual models and where/when those differences happen. Motad ought to be able to tell you right away, if you have a reference number on the pipes or even the box it came in.
Hope it's all sorted soon and your out on the road enjoying this amazing weather.