okay, so this is why I asked about your oil filter swaps as it looked to me the 2nd cylinder pipe would really stick
out on a Leo Vince EVOII system. That is not a true race header design, at least not when compared to Arrows
Hence why I absolutely need to remove header pipe 1 & 2 for oil filter swaps, the 2nd is very snug up against the engine.
1st of all, I cant possibly fit a measuring tape between the 1s and 2nd pipes to measure up against the block, yes
they are that close together, sliding it down between the two and the slightly curved tape measure rubs!! lol
So I have to place it at similar height to the middle of the oil filter but on the outside beside 1st cylinder.
you can see there is definitely more clearance, the 2nd pipe actually fits closer to the block than the 1st.
the 1st is just shy of 6.5 inches flat, actually a little less than.. and if you were to lower the tape to the
bottom portion of the block, right up against the actual block (it tapers down somewhat) you can see the
2nd pipe sits about 6 & 3/4 inches. Its important to note the above taper causes the distance to be greater
than if measured right beside the filter. In reality when you look at the pipes direct from the side you cant
even see the 2nd pipe as it sits well behind the 1st.. This leads me to believe the 2nd pipe when measured
right at filter level is maybe 6.25 inches at the furthest point out!!??? I would have to cut the metal end
of the measure tape to fit it in there so I wont
This 2nd shot is very deceiving, read above as the bottom of the engine sits further back than it does at filter level
the tape on this pic sits at same level as the weld on 1st pipe, lower by a fair bit.. reference above.
now, to allow for a bit of a different comparison, place your measure tape butted right up against the oil
filter, as most filters on this bike are the exact same height, heck I use the same filter size on my Raider
to give you a better idea of what extra clearance I have, you can just see tape flush with filter top
the 2nd pipe sits about 3 & 1/4 inches at its furthest point. the 1st would be about 3.75" or less but
of course at the point it sits the radiator is already tapered inward, allowing for a little more clearance I suspect.
other shots from hijacked thread