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What happens when I remove exhaust baffles?

MCN, 30 June 2010 14:59

Q. I have just purchased a new GSX-R1000 K7 with dealer fitted Arrow cans with removable baffles. Can you please tell me whether it would harm the bike if I removed them. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts I have also read in the Arrow instructions about a connecting pipe without the stock cat convertor – are these OK to use ...

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How to clean titanium exhaust pipes

MCN, 29 March 2010 16:32

Every wondered what the experts say is the best method of cleaning your titanium pipes? Save £££s on motorcycle cleaners Quill exhausts reckon: “Give them a good wipe down with thinners, then spray and wipe down with Mr Muscle window cleaner - but make sure it's the ‘with added vinegar’ version as that's the dog's danglies". That’s that one sorted ...

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Are my exhausts making my bike run badly?

MCN, 02 March 2010 14:04

Q. I've recently traded in my old bike for a Ducati 748R. Unfortunately it seems to have a flat spot as soon as you crack the throttle open, and appears to be running very rich. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts Since it is fitted with carbon Termignonis, trying to ride it quietly is a nightmare. Is it possible the bike ...

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What effect does removing an exhaust baffle have?

MCN, 23 February 2010 14:25

Q. I have just purchased a new GSX-R1000 with dealer-fitted Arrow cans with removable baffles. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts Can you please tell me whether it would harm the bike if I removed them. I have also read in the Arrow instructions about a connecting pipe without the stock cat convertor, are these ok to use and will it ...

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How to set up a Blade exhaust valve

MCN, 01 February 2010 17:18

Q. I’m having problems setting up the exhaust valve on my 2003 Blade. Save money on motorcycle exhausts With the ignition on, the index mark on the control valve is not aligning with the horizontal mark on the valve housing and when it moves to the nearly vertical position it doesn’t align with the index mark on the valve housing. ...

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What to look out for when changing a Z750 exhaust

MCN, 01 February 2010 17:15

Q. I bought a Kawasaki Z750 brand new last September, although it’s the '07 model it’s on a '58 reg plate. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts I’ve been looking at replacing the exhaust, but on inspection of the original can I’ve noticed it appears to be 'wired up'. There seems to be a cable attached to it, I spoke to ...

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Where can I get exhaust packing material?

Marc Abbott, 19 January 2010 17:16

Q. I have extracted the pipe baffles out of the tail pipe of a Suzuki TS250L and noticed the wadding has completely disappeared. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts Can anyone recommend a suitable replacement, or where I may be able to pick up an original?Jason Warren, MCN technical forum A. Look in your yellow pages for an exhaust place near to ...

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Why is my Firestorm exhaust 'pinging'?

Marc Abbott, 19 January 2010 17:08

Q. I have had my Honda VTR1000 for a season now and it started pinging after just a few months of use. I have all the original parts except that famous baffle removal thing that really enhances the sound of the V-twin. Save money on motorcycle exhausts I noticed that the pinging has increased since I did the bafflectomy. Can ...

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Shifting corroded nuts and bolts

Marc Abbott, 12 January 2010 14:41

Q. I want to replace the standard exhaust system on my 34,000-mile Kawasaki ZX-9R with an aftermarket system, but all the fixing nuts and bolts are corroded solid. Save cash on motorcycle products I managed to get the larger collector box nuts off with WD40 and a long extension on the socket, but I'm wary of tackling the 6mm thread ...

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Could my exhaust fail an MoT for noise?

Marc Abbott, 23 December 2009 10:12

Q. I've been finding it difficult to find out what the current law is regarding motorcycle noise levels. Can you help? Save £££s on motorcycle exhausts My MoT test centre told me it is now 'lax' and down to an officer's 'personal opinion'. I asked at the desk in Colwyn Bay police station and the person had no idea, and ...

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