Took some time and patients to install but overall, very happy with this!! Way cheaper than buying a new pipe.
Moose 2-Stroke Pipe Guard
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I cracked my FMF pipe last weekend and ordered a brand new FMF pipe to replace it. In an attempt to protect my new pipe, I ordered this guard to hopefully keep from cracking my new pipe. It comes straight and is hard as a mother to bend into place. But, with patience and a large rubber hammer, perfection can be had.
Product was shipped very quickly
This pipe protector was a good option for my vintage dirt bike. Bending and shaping is required. I did most of the bending with vise grips and a bench vise. The guard comes with 3 clamps. I will say that you may need to pick up a couple more. Nice product. It's just hard finding protection for older bikes.
Very thick and should do the job well. Don't think this will be a throw on and go. It takes a little patience and bending to get this mounted but once you are done it is a good fit and strong. It will definitely save that expensive pipe.
This thing has saved my pipe countless times have bashed it against logs, rocks, you name it. I have a 2004 kx 100 and I had to cut off a little of the end off to make it fit but it should fit on 125s and 250s. Fitting it onto the pipe is easy I used a rubber mallet and a bent steel pipe to form it into the shape of my exhaust, took probably 10 minutes to install very easy had no trouble.
After losing a brand new pipe by the 3rd race of season, decided to add this to the new pipe. If you're good a forming metal, you will have no problem shaping to fit. It was challenging for me and it does not look the prettiest but it has already saved the pipe multiple times. My 'C' rider used to only break plastic, now he's 'AA' so a lot more gets thrown and at a higher rate of speed. We've run a few races with practice in between and pipe still looks new.
So far I really like this guard. Smacked some nice sized logs and it does what it's supposed to. Alot of other reviews said it was too hard and thick to put on but I wouldn't want it any thinner. If your a 12 your old girl you might have trouble installing it otherwise man up and bend it. Took about 30 to 45 minute to get it on right.
Ended up in the garbage. Poorly made. Way to thick to shape to your pipe. All around junk.
I put this guard on my new KTM. I spent a good hour bending with an adjustable wrench, channel lock pliers, and hitting with a rubber mallet. I am at about 85% good fit so far, but had to quit to go on a riding trip. Moose supplies 3 good quality hose clamps. I went to hardware store and purchased another couple large ones for more clamping, plus you never know when you might need a clamp for muffler repair or something and it's a good place to store some spares. Weeds and tall grass and the occasional twig get caught in the guard. It is tough for sure--I banged a few things and heard some stones bounce off first couple rides out. Not a scratch or dent. Moose products are top shelf items for sure. This guard does not look as cool as a carbon fiber one, but it is a lot less expensive and I am sure tougher.
sticks out all over the place. too thick to bend the ends with out heat.
Forming and shaping this thing was rough. But it's perfect after its all Said and done.
It was a bit of a job to form to my pipe. Luckily I had an old pipe to use as template then installed on my pipe on the bike. It's very thick and seems like it will take a good beating.
Good value. This is not a flimsy piece of metal. It is very sturdy. So sturdy, that it is a bit difficult to bend and form to the pipe - but I guess that is what you want if you want to keep your pipe from being crushed as you dash your bike against the rocks. Plenty of rocks here in Arkansas. My 16 yr old has already tested the metal of this device - it works!
The quality of this guard isn't bad (it seems strong and so far has held up against drops and rocks) but it is a hassle to fit it onto your pipe. Involved a lot of hammering, bending, and even drilling/cutting to make it look and fit presentably. Would recommend for those wanting a cheap pipe with the means and time to fit it - would not recommend for those wanting something that comes ready to be fitted to a pipe with minimal effort.
Gotta fabricate and bend this guard into shape to fit your pipe. Takes some time and effort. Not a bolt on and go guard. Should come with an anvil ! Looks good and should help with the rocks encountered along the way.
Its aluminum with narrow width. The very thick gauge makes it a bit heavy. I prefer a lighter pipe guard that is corrugated for strength and therefore weighs less, as these types have never failed me. But if you want a heavy pipe guard on steroids, then this is the one for you. I mean, when I saw it, I seriously thought its was a protector for a 4-stroke pipe, but the picture above suggests otherwise. So its sits in my garage, uninstalled until I find a better use for it, such as cutting it up for use as a side case cover. Thanks for reading.
This pipe guard is very strong and protected my pipe after some hard drops and biting it on a hill climb. Takes a little time and effort to mold to the pipe. But well worth it. For a little over 40 bucks, it's some solid protection for the money. If you have $120 + bucks to buy a carbon pipe guard then go for it. But if that is not feasible, this is the great alternative. I will not hesitate to purchase another one of these in the future.
Its kinda difficult to put it on the pipe, but it does a great job of protecting the pipe...
Needs to come with some more hose clamps, and heavy-er duty ones as well. Quick trip to NAPA fixed it.
Very good product, yes, difficult to instal but worth it.