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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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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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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 ( 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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Fitting new exhaust to GSX750

Marc Abbott, 23 September 2009 17:07

Q. I have a 2002 GSX750F K2 and the exhaust has corroded on the silencer at that entry to the downpipe. Compare and buy motorcycle exhausts The question is can I fit any aftermarket can (slip-on) with a connecting pipe, and if so what size diameter would the connecting pipe need to be? Simon 7170, MCN technical forum A. With ...

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What difference does an exhaust make to weight?

Marc Abbott, 23 September 2009 16:41

Ever wondered just how much the weight saving is when you ditch your bike's restrictive standard exhaust system for a flash new one? Compare and buy motorcycle exhausts Watch this video featuring MCN's long term test GSX-R1000 for an idea of how vast a change it can make... Click here to find out more


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