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exhaust mod
« on: Nov 23, 2019, 01:52 AM »
I'm sure someone must have done this, but I can't find it in a search, so asking for a point in the right direction here.

Looking at the option to mod the original exhaust (on a 2016 650), just for a little more noise, I won't be doing anything until the warmer weather kicks in, I have a cheap short can but that's too loud so looking at baffling that as well, but I don't mind the originals look, so investigating that mod, any help appreciated.
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Re: exhaust mod
« Reply #1 on: Nov 23, 2019, 03:48 AM »
More noise usually means less power

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Re: exhaust mod
« Reply #2 on: Nov 23, 2019, 07:59 AM »
Search for the subject 'Gutted the Cat'
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Re: exhaust mod
« Reply #3 on: Nov 23, 2019, 08:12 AM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
Search for the subject 'Gutted the Cat'
Did Towermans mod to original silencer and it works a treat, Plenty loud enough for me,plus a bit better gas flow. bought an original second hand silencer off the forum, modded that and then just did a straight swop.  :028:

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Re: exhaust mod
« Reply #4 on: Nov 23, 2019, 08:20 AM »
Rictus

Are you moving your MK1/2 exhaust or the MK3

As the MK3 has a completely different exhaust can internal silencing layout and is now a one-piece exhaust. The only / easiest way on the MK3 is to get some new headers and a slip-on back box
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Re: exhaust mod
« Reply #5 on: Nov 23, 2019, 08:41 AM »
*Originally Posted by kevin..in [+]
More noise usually means less power

not sure I understand this, although I suppose given in isolation it "could" well rob power,although most times manufactures complying with noise regs is the reason, as said not my primary objective here, I ride in London, any safety mods I can do I will, the biggest difference between my two bikes is the new one doesn't draw attention; which in town means I'm using the horn a LOT more.
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Re: exhaust mod
« Reply #6 on: Nov 23, 2019, 08:51 AM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
Rictus

Are you moving your MK1/2 exhaust or the MK3

As the MK3 has a completely different exhaust can internal silencing layout and is now a one-piece exhaust. The only / easiest way on the MK3 is to get some new headers and a slip-on back box

Thanks Richard, searching for "Gutted the Cat"  returns only two results and both are in this thread, in answer to you question, I'm investigating all options really to achieve my goal, I'm not adversed  to cutting a can off and making a sleeve as I've probably done 100 or so SV ones in my time as they to are a one piece system, but would probable just cut an end plate and run a long drill threw a couple of baffle plates (depending on what I find inside of course), I've also got a "stubby" Mk1 can and looking at a baffle for that as another option, likewise a broken set of headers form a Mk1 if sourced cheaply enough could be made to attach to a can and do the same job, pretty handy with a grinder & mig so that's not a consern.

Cheers Mark.
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Re: exhaust mod
« Reply #7 on: Nov 23, 2019, 09:03 AM »
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Re: exhaust mod
« Reply #8 on: Nov 23, 2019, 09:09 AM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]

Cheers, just what I was looking for.
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Re: exhaust mod
« Reply #9 on: Nov 25, 2019, 06:19 AM »
Can't say I'm a great fan of loud exhausts. There's a bike goes past my house ( and a lot of other houses as I'm in suburbia ) mon to Fri at about 5.00am and wakes me up every time. He / she might find ppl in cars hear it coming so are more aware but I can't be the only resident on its commute route that is thoroughly p***ed off with it.

Its utterly ignorant / selfish and I'm close to the point where I wait for it, ride up and impart some friendly advice.

Being seen is quite an effective mod many riders employ, as is investing in advanced training. The good thing about which is you don't have to fork out a few 100 every time you change your bike.

Yes, I've got my tin hat on....and earplugs.

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