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What happens when I remove exhaust baffles?

Marc Abbott, 01 July 2010 10:24

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. 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 increase the power ...

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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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Aftermarket BMW F800ST exhaust fuelling problem

Marc Abbott, 18 November 2009 13:13

Q. I have recently bought a 2009 BMW F800ST and changed the can to a Remus exhaust, which has improved the torque and general performance. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts I have had the bike on the dyno to check it out and the power at the rear wheel is up by 3.5bhp. However the fuel/air ratio is reading out at ...

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Products advice: Will an 09 Bonnie pipe fit an 03 bonnie?

Marc Abbott, 11 November 2009 17:17

Can a full exhaust system off a 2009 Triumph T100 Bonnie slot onto my '03 model? The differences I'm aware of are that the ¹09 has a centrestand and is 865cc, while my Bonnie has a sidestand and is 790cc. You wouldn't believe that even Triumph dealers don't know.  Cristylf, MCN forums I'm not surprised the dealers don't know. For one ...

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Supertrapp exhausts for Ped's XLV750R

Marc Abbott, 11 November 2009 16:49

Deputy editor Ped Baker has just treated his money-pit XLV to a set of new Supertrapps. Here's what he says about them... "I've always loved the sound of Supertrapp silencers (www.supertrapp.com) ever since I bought an enduro-spec Suzuki DR350 with one fitted. They produce a deep, guttural thud without being over loud. The other benefit is that they come with ...

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Streetfighter gets Termi treatment

Marc Abbott, 11 November 2009 16:15

MCN's Michael Neeves has fitted new Termignoni exhausts to his Ducati Streetfighter. Here's what he has to say about them... "Finally, my Streetfighter now sounds as good as it looks, thanks to the addition of a pair of carbon slip-on Termignoni cans (£1128.46). There¹s no performance gain, but Ducati say they're 3-4kg lighter than the stockers, it makes the Streetfighter ...

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Aftermarket Hornet cans that won't cook your pillion

Marc Abbott, 04 November 2009 17:10

Can I fit a race exhaust to my Honda Hornet 600 which won't get too hot for my pillion. I have heard that carbon cans might not heat up as much ­ is this true?DL Fenner, email Save £££s on motorcycle exhausts Carbon-fibre doesn¹t conduct heat as well as alloy so it will feel cooler to the touch. But what's more ...

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