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I have tried a slipon DG & FMF on my 1998 TW200 and they don't bolt up! Attach the rear bolt and the front does not line up on both. I am waiting on manufactures reply but thought maybe some one on here has had similar issues.
 

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I have tried a slipon DG & FMF on my 1998 TW200 and they don't bolt up! Attach the rear bolt and the front does not line up on both. I am waiting on manufactures reply but thought maybe some one on here has had similar issues.


We recently found out that the 03 and up TW's have a slightly different exhaust mount than the 87-02 TW's. It's only off by about 3/4 inch. Your aftermarket mufflers might be made for the newer bikes. You can probably fabricate a flat bracket. If you need any advice, post some pics with the back part mounted, and somebody can probably help you.



Check out this post for more info:



http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/topic/2500-oem-muffler-exhaust-interchangeability-between-years/
 

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Trying to upload pictures from photobucket but I keep getting an error message, "You are not allowed to use that image extension on this board." I measured the distance from the front frame bracket to the midpipe bracket and it is 1". Thinking about using a couple of zip ties and runnin this sucker






We recently found out that the 03 and up TW's have a slightly different exhaust mount than the 87-02 TW's. It's only off by about 3/4 inch. Your aftermarket mufflers might be made for the newer bikes. You can probably fabricate a flat bracket. If you need any advice, post some pics with the back part mounted, and somebody can probably help you.



Check out this post for more info:



http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/topic/2500-oem-muffler-exhaust-interchangeability-between-years/
 

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Trying to upload pictures from photobucket but I keep getting an error message, "You are not allowed to use that image extension on this board." I measured the distance from the front frame bracket to the midpipe bracket and it is 1". Thinking about using a couple of zip ties and runnin this sucker
 

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I have tried a slipon DG & FMF on my 1998 TW200 and they don't bolt up! Attach the rear bolt and the front does not line up on both. I am waiting on manufactures reply but thought maybe some one on here has had similar issues.
I have personally spoken with both FMF ans DG about their TW specific models prior to purchasing. They both claimed that the mufflers were bolt on for all model years. Apparently they were not aware of the 2002-2003 model year change. I will recontact them and see if they can update their info and perhaps design a simple spacer to include with the muffler. It was not an issue with my 2006.
 

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I have personally spoken with both FMF ans DG about their TW specific models prior to purchasing. They both claimed that the mufflers were bolt on for all model years. Apparently they were not aware of the 2002-2003 model year change. I will recontact them and see if they can update their info and perhaps design a simple spacer to include with the muffler. It was not an issue with my 2006.


Excellent! TY guys for the help!
 

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I have personally spoken with both FMF ans DG about their TW specific models prior to purchasing. They both claimed that the mufflers were bolt on for all model years. Apparently they were not aware of the 2002-2003 model year change. I will recontact them and see if they can update their info and perhaps design a simple spacer to include with the muffler. It was not an issue with my 2006.


Contacted both FMF and DG by phone today. Both are unaware of any 2002-2003 model year change and believe that thier products bolt for all years. e-mailed details with links to forum website.
 

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Contacted both FMF and DG by phone today. Both are unaware of any 2002-2003 model year change and believe that thier products bolt for all years. e-mailed details with links to forum website.


Now lizrdbrth won't feel quite so bad, since FMF and DG didn't know either.
 

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I got a SUPER good deal on the DG off ebay $159 + $25 shipping to Hawaii. Sent it back only to pay $270 for the FMF that doesn't fit! ARRRRR
 

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1/8 inch thick sheet meatal will be strong enough. just cut to length and width and drop two holes in it. i did that to my ttr225 when i put on the FMF pipe. been tight and strong for almost six years now. homemade brackets can be just as good as a bracket made by the manufacturer.
 

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Just spoke with FMF (Nick), said they are 3-4 weeks away from making a "sleeve" to fit the older TW. I am going to make my own and then switch it out when the FMF comes in. It's been a month without my bike! GEEZ
 

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i have a DG on my 2011 and it fits perfect, but i will say that the zip ties would prob melt away. my DG gets a little hot when im out in the trails where i spend time gasin' it in lower gears. even the brackets on the DG get hot. try using some rigid but yet still flexable metal wire. if the zips melt you could get that header pipe bouncing more than youd like it to.
 

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Find an independantly owned welding/fab shop and they should be able to cook you up something out of the scrap pile on the relative cheap, if they aren't too busy.



Alternately if you know someone with a welder you could buy a little steel from home depot/lowes/hardware store ifn you had to. Just making suggestions since the manuf. Is flaking on you
 

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From the looks of the picture of the misalignment you could make a bracket with a hammer and drill.
 

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I agree, but these dudes want a shiny piece of stainless stamped with a logo or something by the sounds of it. Not sure why else you would wait 8weeks



*edit* I hadn't looked at the pic in a while and was going off the "sleeve" comment, which is not at all how I would describe the tab with two holes that is needed to fix this fitment issue



*edit2* can drop you a piece of steel strap with holes drilled in the mail tomorrow if that is all you need to not hold your exhaust on with zip ties or wire
 
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