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Just an update. I re-built the engine and suspension during the off season and did some tranny work too. When done I had to re-visit the exhaust clearance issues. I took it up to my buddy's shop and we heated it with a torch and it proved to be not hard to bend or re-shape. I had to dimple one pipe due to clearance on the oil cooler and this was no issue. We took that piece of pipe off, heated it, and pushed on it with a socket of just the right size. Ended up with a perfect dimple that's smooth and precise (you would think it's factory).
I also had issues with clearance on the front oil pan bolts on both sides. We heated the pipes and I pulled down on them and we gained 1/8 clearance on both bolts. We also had to re-shape a couple of other areas with no issues. Long and short, if you are careful heating it, no problems at all.
On two of the more important bends the pipe was heated a bit more then I'd like but after it cooled I hit the pipes with Mother's Mag polish and it brought the finish right back to as new. There was also a larger then preferred exhaust leak on the balance tube between the front pipes on one side. We were also able to address that with no issue.
So....if you need to clearance Titanium exhaust it can be done, and it can be done well. I'm pleased to report that the exhaust is smooth, free-flowing, and does not hit any point on the engine. So have no fear. In the end we were very pleased with the results!
06 CBR 600 RR