Quote Originally Posted by VIEJO View Post
Something just occurred to me that may be relevant to the problem.... the PO installed an aftermarket rear shock (Progressive Suspension) which may have changed the air gap between the muffler heat shield and the bottom of the bag.... something to check out when I get back to Utopia.

nil desperandum
Check the current shock length against the stock length.....................

Also I have and old inner bag half laying around that you may have to do the repair. You ship.