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I know this is a very broad term, and there will be exceptions to everything. Everything POWERSPORTS wise four wheelers, dirt bikes, and now onto street able motorcycles why is the exhaust predominately ran on the right side?

Everything I have ever owned from 4wd/racing four wheelers, 4cyl/2cyl dirt bikes, and the two sportbikes I've owned (not counting all the others I've road) have all been on the right side. Why is that?

I would love for someone to enlighten me on this subject, I'm sure there is a reason for this jus unknown to me.


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Re: Exhausts

Good Q, perhaps because of the side stand location ?

And the exhaust isn't there to break the fall when it tips over in the hot summer after the sidestand melted into the asphalt.



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Re: Exhausts

I'm thinking because the chain and sprokets are on the left, probably makes it easier to work on. Good Q indeed.
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The kickstand is usually on the left...the bike will lean to the left whilst on said kickstand...... If the exhaust was on that side I could imagine some idiots burning themselves multiple times while trying to
throw a leg over a hot bike.

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plus - at one time most bikes had kickstarters, and the kickstarter was normally on the right side, so the kiskstand is on the left, and the exhaust is on the right. Also maybe so you are able to have a clean shot at the chain.

of course, there's about fifteen million deviations from the above . . . . .


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Keep in mind there were bikes mad with it on the left, plus some bikes have dual exhaust.
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My main guess would be the design of the bikes in general. Seeing as how you can do a left/center/right exhaust all the same. Now take the cost for bending and fitting a can, that leaves you with a left or right side as the easiest and cheapest.

Take into account from there, most final drive components favor the left side, probably from tradition and companies mimicking each other over the years. The reason the exhaust would be opposite of that is for ease of maintenance, minimum interference of other parts, ease of dismantling and refitting.

I think it is purely a design that came about, and people stuck with.

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It's due to the speed of the rotation of the earth. If it was on the left side, you would just fall down. This has been verified by Snopes.
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Re: Exhausts

Not so much the kickstand and leaning as when you're riding you can lean a bike over farther then when it's on the stand and you do this on the right side as well as the left. It's more with the chain and clearance issues.
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I know this is a very broad term, and there will be exceptions to everything. Everything POWERSPORTS wise four wheelers, dirt bikes, and now onto street able motorcycles why is the exhaust predominately ran on the right side?

Everything I have ever owned from 4wd/racing four wheelers, 4cyl/2cyl dirt bikes, and the two sportbikes I've owned (not counting all the others I've road) have all been on the right side. Why is that?








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