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Will my aftermarket exhaust become illegal?

MCN, 25 July 2012 15:57

Q. If I have a dealer-approved Arrow exhaust system fitted on my Triumph by the dealer and these EU rules come in saying no aftermarket exhausts, would this mean I have to take it off and refit the original even though it’s dealer-approved?Krazybiker, MCN forums A. The Type Approval legislation is expected to be introduced in a number of stages, ...

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Can I use silicone sealant instead of a gasket?

MCN, 28 May 2012 13:40

Q. I have bought a second hand slip-on exhaust for my 2009 Suzuki GSXR750. The pipe that connects to the end pipe is slightly out of shape and the gasket does not fit in correctly. When trying to fit the exhaust the gasket gets pushed too far down the inside and does not sit correctly. Would it be possible to ...

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How do I remove Suzuki GSX600F exhaust headers?

MCN, 30 April 2012 12:18

Q. I need to get the exhaust headers off my Suzuki GSX600F while the engine is out of the frame to repair an oil leak. All the exhaust bolts are off the studs, but the pipes themselves are wedged in tight. Any ideas?David2128, MCN forums A. If you unbolt the exhaust headers from the cylinder head leaving the silencer in ...

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Can police stop you for emissions?

MCN, 02 April 2012 13:25

Q. We know the police can do you for a noisy exhaust, but have they ever done anyone for excessive emissions on aftermarket exhausts?S Boucher, email A. Not as far as we’re aware. The police don’t have any testing kit as it’s not yet a legal requirement for motorcycle exhausts to meet emissions standards.

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Why are my GSX1400’s downpipes glowing?

MCN, 03 May 2011 17:47

I have a Suzuki GSX1400 and I have just fitted a four-into-one Akrapovic exhaust system. When I start it up and it’s ticking over, my exhaust headers glow bright red. Could you tell me why this is happening as I didn’t have this problem with the original exhaust?Gsxken, MCN forums Aftermarket exhausts are often single-skinned, while standard pipes have a ...

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Can I ditch my lambda sensor?

MCN, 21 December 2010 13:35

Q. I want to change the exhaust on my 2009 Yamaha XJ6. I'm happy to get a full system less the cat as I'm told it will reduce weight and increase horsepower. Some systems that I've looked at state that the system 'retains lambda sensor', others don't mention the lambda sensor at all. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts Now I'm ...

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Can I remove my Z750's stock exhaust valve?

MCN, 29 September 2010 14:00

Q. I really need to make my 2007 Kawasaki Z750 louder as they hear my son’s GSX-R coming, but not me following. So I’m looking at a replacement can, but what’s to be done with the device fitted to the OE can? Find a used Kawasaki Z750 for sale It’s got two cables running to it, and I’m worried it ...

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Why is my Blackbird exhaust steaming?

MCN, 03 September 2010 16:05

Q. I have a 2001 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird that seems to run fine. What concerns me is that when I start up from cold the right-hand silencer emits water vapour almost immediately, while the left pipe only starts to “steam” after a few minutes. Both pipes clear soon after, but does this indicate a problem with the two right-hand ...

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Will fitting new pipes rob Fazer 600 of power?

MCN, 26 July 2010 14:06

Q. I have a 2002 Fazer 600, with K&N filter and Micron end can. I'm thinking of replacing the standard downpipes with a stainless steel set, but I've noticed that the replacement system has a larger bore and I've been told that this will decrease the midrange, which I really don't want to lose. Save £££s on motorcycle exhausts Is ...

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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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