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Will my aftermarket exhaust become illegal?

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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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Will my aftermarket exhaust become illegal?

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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  • 25 July 2012

How do I remove Suzuki GSX600F exhaust headers?

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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  • 30 April 2012

Can I ditch my lambda sensor?

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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  • 21 December 2010

Why is my Blackbird exhaust steaming?

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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  • 03 September 2010

What happens when I remove exhaust baffles?

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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  • 01 July 2010

What happens when I remove exhaust baffles?

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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  • 30 June 2010

How to clean titanium exhaust pipes

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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  • 29 March 2010

Are my exhausts making my bike run badly?

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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  • 02 March 2010

What to look out for when changing a Z750 exhaust

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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  • 01 February 2010

Why is my Firestorm exhaust 'pinging'?

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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  • 19 January 2010

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