That could do it. Most riders on this side of the pond don't ride in the rain at all so we probably have less rust. Maybe that is why the problem hasn't been reported over here?:Wow1: Pretty damn rusty, never heard of this other than you posting it, maybe an overseas thing ? :dunno: Just weld that chit up, problem solved...
Mine has 11 000 KM, it lives outside year round and has not broken yet - Thankfully.My downpipe snapped in this place last week on my 06 model after 20k miles. My warrantys run out now so I bought a new one for £300 and I'm fitting it myself. Where the downpipe slots in the silencer it has this stainless steel wool padding, does anyone know what this is? And where can you get it from? My parts dealer hadn't heard of it and the service manual don't mention it.