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De-catting a Gixxer 600 K8

 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:54 pm    Post subject: De-catting a Gixxer 600 K8 Reply with quote

A friend of a friend turned up today. He had asked me if we could get rid of the 11lb lump of steel and chemicals that is his standard catalytic converter, make and fit a linkpipe to his carbon Yoshimura silencer. Got a shock when we removed the fairing, bloody headers are welded to the cat!!! So it was out with the angle grinder!!!





We made a short coupling and blatted to my local TIG welder so he could weld it to the 4 into 1 section just after the Lambda probe.
Next we cut up some pieces of 304 stainless, two sets with 30 degree angles, offered em up, a bit of length adjustment and voila.



Final welding and fitting of Mega clamps next week. Couldn't resist a test fire , so gaffer taped all the sections together and fired er up!!! Vids to follow.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a video, tubes held together with gaffer tape!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clever work - will it now need a Power Commander fitted and a Custom Map done on a Dyno to stop it running like s&(t though?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just imho id say the link pipe requires twisting slightly so that the end can runs paralell to the the tail section, other than that good work Al
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it will need a PC and yes the owner is happy with it!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pardon my ignorance Al but what happend when its MOT time? will he have to buy a new set of original pipes to do the test?
Nice work tought!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fairly sure that it doesn't need a cat for the MOT. If it does , I can refit the old one fairly easily.
My mate's linkpipe is finished! Made out of two pieces clamped together.




And a video. Double click on piccy.

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