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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-12-2016, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Got my QD exhaust for my F3 800. Not impressed

Fit and finish not impressed with,
The baffle screws had green loctite on the. All 3 stripped.
Had to cut a groove in them to get the screws out.
Baffles wouldn't come out.
Seems the tips were not round and the baffles cut and marked up all 3 tips.

Had to cut about 1/16th or so off the muffle end that goes into the header. it was too long. no bolts would align at all. even moving the sliding bolt mounts.

No baffles this thing is LOUD
But the baffles won't go back in.

Should have done the FM

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Yes - EU regs now state that exhausts are not allowed to be tampered with.

Did you not try it with the baffles in first?

Re fitting it - I struggled at first but then removed my footpeg and fastened that to the exhaust and then bolted the footpeg to the chasis - made it all much easier.

Take a chance while you still got the choice.
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All that said, once you get the bolts out (Loctite is easy to remove once you have the knack) the baffles should have just slid out. And putting them back in is the reverse of removal - you may need to replace your bolts I guess though...

Take a chance while you still got the choice.
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Thanks for the heads up......I was looking for some exhaust for my 800 and almost pulled the trigger on the qd glad I didn't. ....might just stay with stock...and drop a carbon fiber heat shield ......http://www.motocomposites.com/
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All that said, once you get the bolts out (Loctite is easy to remove once you have the knack) the baffles should have just slid out. And putting them back in is the reverse of removal - you may need to replace your bolts I guess though...

Bolts have to be replaced.
I need top clean all the left over loctite out of the well nuts on the baffles and find new bolts.
The baffles would not come. I may shave some material off the baffles to fit in the holes smoother when i find new bolts.

I waiting to hear back from QD about this.

It sucks.
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Fitted the QD as you can at least control the noise level by removing one or two baffles. Found by removing two the noise level was acceptable. Previous exhaust ZERO, sound was brilliant, but the noise level got to me in the end, FM would probably be similar.

Yes it was difficult to remove the original retaining screws, when the baffle had been removed, end cap secured by using a lock nut with the original bolt.

There was a problem after 1000 miles or so, coating started to peel, system returned to QD and then received a surprise.
If db's are REMOVED, warranty is void!!!
Which is ridiculous, considering the system is sold with detachable db's.
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Fitted the QD as you can at least control the noise level by removing one or two baffles. Found by removing two the noise level was acceptable. Previous exhaust ZERO, sound was brilliant, but the noise level got to me in the end, FM would probably be similar.

Yes it was difficult to remove the original retaining screws, when the baffle had been removed, end cap secured by using a lock nut with the original bolt.

There was a problem after 1000 miles or so, coating started to peel, system returned to QD and then received a surprise.
If db's are REMOVED, warranty is void!!!
Which is ridiculous, considering the system is sold with detachable db's.

From my understanding that only applies to the black system.
If true and applies to this system.
They can have it back

My 13 mile ride home ate my right boot
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I'm not familiar with green loctite. I know with blue, you can remove screws with a little extra force; red you might have to heat up first...what's the deal with green?
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So Glad i choose the Titanium Alka design.
Top quality workmanship and fit.
Regarding sound,sublime to ridiculous.
comes with 7 different option baffles including road legal.

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