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Hello, everyone.

This question is similar to my previous post in this branch - about stock parts alignment.

It may sound crazy but I measured distance from rear wheel to the pipes and the left pipe is 1.5 inch further from the wheel than right one. I've checked the pipes they do not have any visual defects and all mounts are in place and look good. Since I discovered this issue ( to be honest I saw it from the day I got the bike but was fighting with myself to ignore it) I cant stop thinking about the way to correct it :)
Does anyone else see the same issue with pipes and h̶o̶w̶ ̶d̶o̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶l̶iv̶e̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶i̶t̶ and do you see any gentle solution for it ? The only options that I see is to loosen the last mount and bend it (on pipe) a little bit or add some rubber 'shims' to the mount.

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I haven't checked mine but does it have anything to do with the pipes not being the same due to the driveshaft and swing arm on one side? I'll measure mine when I get home today.
 

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I haven't checked mine but does it have anything to do with the pipes not being the same due to the driveshaft and swing arm on one side? I'll measure mine when I get home today.
The one which is further (on my bike) is on left side which is completely free of mechanisms :)
 

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I measured both sides and as rough as it was to get a clean measurement, they are the same about 3 3/4" from the edge of the tire at it's widest point.
 

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Looks like when my bike was assembled it was the end of the day on Friday before some holiday or Monday morning after the holiday :)
 

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I'm sure if you took it back to the shop they would make it right. If it's to much effort to do that, right behind the exhaust shield there a connection that if you loosened it up you might be able to correct the issue..
 

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I will try shop first. Thank you for your help.

My previous experience with the shop was extremely bad. But that was another bike and another shop...
 

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I will try shop first. Thank you for your help.

My previous experience with the shop was extremely bad. But that was another bike and another shop...
I think if you loosen the exhaust clamp on that muffler and put it on the pipe a little further it will line up fine. should take less than 5 minutes with a cold beer and a socket wrench.
 

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Visited dealership today. Top rated in whole Tampa Bay area. And as proven by several times in my life (God know when I learn my lesson) - dealership is the worst place to service you bike unless you know somebody there. Per Honda specialist after first review: "Pipes are even and that thing that I see is an optical illusion". After I used super tool that breaks all illusions - ruler, his reply was: "Pipes are uneven due to technological requirements". After that I just wanted to hit him with something and say that it was an optical technical illusion. Long story short - no luck at dealership. Will try 5 minute approach with beer and socket wrench :)
 

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That evening end up with several shots of vodka since beer was not enough to pour my sorrows :) I loosen the left pipe and moved it around them turn to the left then to the right and the original place felt the best. Then I've tried to push the muffler forward and it helped in terms of getting the same distance from the wheel as with right pipe but the mount got too far away and the ends of pipe did not match anymore. So I end up putting it back as it was before and added 4 (four, Carl) spacers. It looks bad on the mount but now pipes are even. It is not final solution but the only next step that I see is to loosen both mufflers and try to adjust on both sides. I have a feeling that the whole exhaust assembly is attached unevenly. Any suggestions ?

I've attached pictures before my super fix and with spacers.

http://s288.photobucket.com/user/Kyryll_Stadnychenko/media/20150815_182027_zpsb7zxcg29.jpg.html
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Mine are 3.5" from tire on shaft drive side, 4" from left side. Don't bother me plus both exhaust pipes are different anyway. The right drive side is smaller and tune for a higher pitch. The left is larger and tuned for a lower tone pitch. Under Honda GL1800C technical info, there are some specific facts.
 

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Mine are 3.5" from tire on shaft drive side, 4" from left side. Don't bother me plus both exhaust pipes are different anyway. The right drive side is smaller and tune for a higher pitch. The left is larger and tuned for a lower tone pitch. Under Honda GL1800C technical info, there are some specific facts.
I've checked the manual and did not find any tech info about exhaust. Just assembly/disassembly steps.
 

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The exhaust system was developed to get a perfectly balanced exhaust note with dual personality – a throaty growl at low-rpm and high-pitched crescendo at maximum rpm. The left hand muffler has a slightly larger 3.8-litre volume, the right 3.3-litre.
 

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Here is from 2014:

Over 10 exhaust systems were prototyped during development, with countless internal structures and end-caps. The engineers were searching for a perfectly balanced exhaust note with dual personality – a throaty growl at low-rpm and high-pitched crescendo at maximum rpm. In the end they were very satisfied with their efforts, and the result. The left hand muffler has a slightly larger 3.8-litre volume, the right 3.3-litre..


http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcycles/2014models/2014-Honda-Valkyrie-GL1800C.htm
 
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