Congratulations in getting another great value purchase, I love that feeling of winning a bargain too
In this case, you really win big though,... I mean when you put your new Spark.it and the shift-tech silencer side by side, it's just no comparison, Spark.it just show elegance, very nice color contrast (the carbon fiber trioval with brush stainless finish) and the shape (proportion) is also so much better. Also, the shift-tech carbon fiber pattern and finish and color looks like it's not real carbon. In summary, Your bike instantly looks more "Exclusive" with the Spark.it
And of course, I am always biased toward high mounted undertail exhaust like a 916, so when I see the side by side picture of your new and old system on the bike, the Spark.it system make it instantly recognizable like a DUCATI, while the shift-tech is almost like emmm a big scooter exhaust..., I think it even looks better than many of Termignoni silencer... I also love your idea to modify it further and make it a dual left and right silencer, I think it will look even more unique, more special, and no one else will have the same looks (unless they copy which mean you are the pioneer and master of the idea)
Also, what do you think about adding some dry carbon fiber heat shield on the right side of the pipe (slightly above) the right rear set like the 916? (of course in pattern and color as close as the Spark.it carbon fiber), that would require a bit of welding the mounting of course... Are you able to perform welding? Welding is one of the thing that I never tried or train in my life, I know soldering but I don't think it will help me doing welding. Maybe someday when I already retired, I will learn how to weld just so I have the experience
By the way, I was doing some axle research last night until 4 am (and spent the whole afternoon sleeping today ) and I have a question.
Is your front axle the same size, shape and length as the Hypermotard 796 front axle?
Thank you. I have welding provisions but in this case they make band clamps that have a nut welded to them that can be tightened to the pipe and then a heat shield fixed to it. I have meaning to make a heal guard for the opposite side over the winter. Now I need one of the pipe side. I was thinking about making a welded trellis guard or making my own carbon fiber design. I think I might be able to incorporate the heat shield(aluminum or carbon) into the heal guard. I have 3x3 twill cloth on hand with plenty of 2 part epoxy but I need to tap Into my creativeity to come up with a plan.
I love the idea of being the original design for the dual hypermotard 821/939 high mount. To be honest I think it would be the "go to" aftermarket since the 1100, 796 AND the new 950 all have dual under tail exhausts. For whatever reason they did not do it on the 821/939.
As for the front axle, both 796 and 821 use a 28mm OD where the bearing rides but other than that they are different . I can't seem to find the actual overall length but they use different axle nuts. The 796 threads stick out the end of the fork lower and uses a normal looking nut that threads onto the axle while the 821 threads stop short of the end of the fork lower and the nut has a male portion to the nut that is actually clamped into the fork lower. Notice the difference in the pic between the 2 . Top is for the 821 bottom 796.