maier 2 stroke pipe guard--aluminum

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Postby jswag » 07:09 pm Nov 07 2009

anyone got one of these for the fmf gnarly pipe? just wondering how it fits and if it works.I just dropped 300 on a pipe..now im terrified of rocks. jimmy
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Postby NewMexico505 » 08:11 pm Nov 07 2009

I don't know about the maler...is it called by another name?

I have the Moose aluminum guard on my FMF Gnarly pipe, works ok.
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Postby ihatefalling » 09:40 pm Nov 07 2009

same here....got the moose....pretty tough guard...well worth the money
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Postby Indawoods » 09:48 pm Nov 07 2009

I have one on mine... a Maier... It works well. Not as thick as a Moose guard but allot cheaper and works fine I think. I rarely go down though. (KNOCK WOOD! :oops: )
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Postby jswag » 10:02 pm Nov 07 2009

thanks for the input.
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Postby bronco95tgp » 11:08 am Nov 08 2009

I got the Moose. It took a few beers, a propane torch, and a rubber dead blow hammer to install. I may have softened the aluminum some by heating it and allowing it to slow quench but hopefully not too bad. I have been down twice since I got it, once at slow speed and once in the top of 3rd, its holding up great. People looked at me all crazy when all I bought at wal-mart that nite was a half case of coors and a propane torch!
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Postby Mr. Wibbens » 11:32 pm Nov 08 2009

Thats how I installed mine years ago

Propane torch and a rubber mallet

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Postby canyncarvr » 12:43 am Nov 09 2009

Did you guys beat it against the pipe with the pipe on the bike?

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Postby Mr. Wibbens » 01:00 am Nov 09 2009

I did

It's not like you are whailin on it
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Postby bronco95tgp » 01:00 am Nov 09 2009

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canyncarvr wrote:Did you guys beat it against the pipe with the pipe on the bike?


Of course! Once I got started it seemed like it might have been a bad idea.. The bike is running normal and does not seem to leak exhaust at the engine any more than it ever has... What did I screw up?
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Postby Mr. Wibbens » 01:06 am Nov 09 2009

I'd think it'd get hit much worse on the course of a normal days ride
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Postby bronco95tgp » 01:10 am Nov 09 2009

It takes less than the bark busters but your right Wibbens the pipe gets smoked often too
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Postby canyncarvr » 11:37 am Nov 09 2009

I din't say it was a horrible-bad thing to do. I just wondered is all.

When you bend something TO something else, you generally can't get a good fit if there is any 'spring' at all to what you're bending. Did you get it basically formed then take it off the pipe to get enough squeeze to make the fingers tight to the pipe?

I don't know how much Waylon it takes.......... :grin:

Curious, mostly.

I use a fiberglas guard that's been fixed, repaired and fixed summore. Something a bit more durable would be nice.....

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Postby Mr. Wibbens » 12:35 pm Nov 09 2009

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canyncarvr wrote: Did you get it basically formed then take it off the pipe to get enough squeeze to make the fingers tight to the pipe?


The key for me was to get it hot enough, and then I just formed it around the pipe. Mine has not been off since I installed it. Hope it's not all rusted out underneath :shock:
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Postby bronco95tgp » 04:04 pm Nov 09 2009

Had me worried canyncarvr!

All those tabs bend easily with good heat applied like Wibbens said. The guard comes from the factory with the tabs in a half cylinder shape but it is straight longways and will not flex at all when trying to bend it by hand.
I put one of the supplied hose clamps on the fat side of the pipe to start and went from there.

The propane torch is a must. I did not try oxy-acetylene, figured it would discolor the aluminum. I don't have my guard mounted as high as Wibbens' on the fat side, that way I get more coverage on the skinny side.

The Moose guard comes with 3 hose clamps, I think 4 would be better. Oh and it did NOT come with a sticker, that was the only thing I was disappointed in.
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Postby canyncarvr » 04:29 pm Nov 09 2009

Re: 'The guard comes from the factory with the tabs in a half cylinder shape...'

Ohhh....

Got it.

I thought it came FLAT..and that every 'finger' had to be tweaked.

The 1/2 cylinder bent part is most helpful.

Thanks!

Sorry to hear about your sticker disappointment. ..very distressing indeed.

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Postby Mr. Wibbens » 04:47 pm Nov 09 2009

Mine was flat
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Postby canyncarvr » 05:21 pm Nov 09 2009

Well...so much for learning something exciting and new today....

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Postby MXOldtimer » 05:23 pm Nov 09 2009

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Mr. Wibbens wrote:Mine was flat


If I remember correctly my Maier Pipe Guard came semi shaped. I put it on and used the clamps very lose then started hitting it with a rubber mallet tightening the clamps as I went. Got a very good fit and didn't ding or damage the FMF one bit.
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Postby Mr. Wibbens » 05:31 pm Nov 09 2009

Maybe they changed em somewhere's down the line?

[img::]https://halls-cycles.com/Catalog/Images/Husqvarna/MOOSE-PIPE-GUARD.jpg[/img]

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