Exhausts

  • Is it normal for my downpipes to glow?

    28 May 2012 by MCN

    Is it normal for my downpipes to glow?

    Q. I have just got a 2009 KTM RC8 and I have noticed that when I start it from cold that the downpipes glow red even before it’s reached full temperature.Is this normal? Jim Datchler, email A. The...

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  • Beowulf exhausts

    21 May 2012 by Adam Walker

    Beowulf exhausts

    I had a Suzuki SV650 with a stubby Beowulf stainless steel exhaust which sounded great. So when I got my Aprilia Tuono 1000 I wasted no time in giving the people at Beowulf a call. They were...

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  • Pipe Werx Stainless Steel Oval exhausts

    02 November 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Pipe Werx Stainless Steel Oval exhausts

    Pipe Werx Stainless Steel Oval exhausts, £330 Time used: One month What’s good: The finish is excellent – including the carved “X” design in the removable baffle – and the sound is pleasingly raw and...

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  • Remus GP Revolution silencer

    22 June 2011 by Andy Downes

    Remus GP Revolution silencer

    Remus GP Revolution silencer, £342 Miles covered/time: 850/six months What’s good: This satin black Remus GP Revolution end can weighs less than half the standard Honda CBR600F-W exhaust it...

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  • What's causing NC24's backfire?

    22 March 2011

    Q. I’ve got a 1987 Honda NC24 and I’m trying to decide if the problem is loose tappets or a holed exhaust manifold. The symptoms are: backfiring on deceleration, however this has been severely reduced when I found a small crack where the collector box attaches to the end pipe. Now it will only backfire if I nail it down the motorway for a while, then suddenly close the throttle. The audible...

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  • Product review: Motad exhaust system

    10 November 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Product review: Motad exhaust system

    Motad exhaust system, £296 Miles covered/time: Seven months/1000 miles What’s good? A full stainless exhaust system for under £300? What’s not to like? Motad cater for a wide range of bikes including...

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  • Leo Vince GP exhaust on MCN's Suzuki Gladius

    09 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    Leo Vince GP exhaust on MCN's Suzuki Gladius

    It had to happen ­ the standard silencer has come off the little Gladis and has been replaced with a gorgeous hand-welded megaphone Leo Vince GP silencer (www.motogb.com) which cost £380. The...

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  • Scorpion can fitted to Bandit 650

    19 August 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Scorpion can fitted to Bandit 650

    I've just fitted a £239 road-legal stainless oval Scorpion can. Doing it myself proved to be relatively painless experience, which involved the simple extraction of the standard exhaust, replacement...

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  • MCN survey results: Top 10 slip-on exhausts

    21 April 2009 by MCN

    MCN survey results: Top 10 slip-on exhausts

    As voted for by you.... The ratings in this test were all proviced by over 11,000 readers who filled out MCN's Biking Britain survey. Each week in MCN we bring you the latest results from our survey,...

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