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    Why such a ugly end can


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    Quote Originally Posted by vimtozz View Post
    Why such a ugly end can
    It was 40 and loads more attractive and lighter than the stock system.

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    Just bought a carbon fibre starter kit and I'll be knocking up a mould to layup an end cone.

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    have a look at plastic bottles for an easy start to cone moulds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pete View Post
    have a look at plastic bottles for an easy start to cone moulds.
    Exactly where I was heading!

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    Had an hour in the garage while the kids were making fairy cakes and the baby was asleep.

    Link pipe now cut to the correct length and welded to the main system.

    The whole lot will come off now, get welded up, then cleaned with scotchbrite and polished up.

    The rough cut steel bracket for the can hanger will get used as a template to fabricate an ally one.




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    Got the link pipe welded to the headers last weekend and gave it a tidy up with the grinder. I managed another couple of hours this morning and made some proper progress. The headers got attacked with a flap disc and wire brush on the angle grinder, a dremel, scotchbrite pads and some stainless cleaning solution. They've come up better than I could have expected for the minimal effort, but I can't be bothered to put in too much work this is as good as it gets. I fitted them and clamped the end can on, checked clearances and it's all good. O2 sensor refitted and I started it up to burn off all the crap and residue from inside and outside. Last thing to do is cut out a piece of ally plate on the bandsaw, pop a couple of holes in with the drill press and then bend it into shape with the help of mr.blowtorch.













    It's loud, but not ear crippling. However I think I'll replace the cheap dB killer with a decent one all the same.


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    Default Re: DIY Exhaust build

    Looks very good.

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    Looks very good.
    Yup, I'm very pleased. Total cost is probably 100 and it's considerably lighter than the stock system.

    Found another clip on my phone. Sounds much less like a triumph triple sewing machine now.


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    Stock vs Badger Build








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    A mate had a Leo Vince can on a 650gs single, it came with two baffles. The usual dB killers type and a strainer type for before the can. Might be worthwhile looking into if the noise is too much for you as it made a real difference on his bike. Either way you will have the usual problem that it's a small can with little packing volume.

    Looks clean, but maybe a bit too old school for the bike's lines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_morti View Post
    A mate had a Leo Vince can on a 650gs single, it came with two baffles. The usual dB killers type and a strainer type for before the can. Might be worthwhile looking into if the noise is too much for you as it made a real difference on his bike. Either way you will have the usual problem that it's a small can with little packing volume.

    Looks clean, but maybe a bit too old school for the bike's lines?
    Yea maybe, but it was a cheap solution. After the hanger is sorted and if it goes through the MOT (next month) I'll look at fabricating a carbon fibre cone for the end.

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    If the back wheel was to go air bound is there plenty clearance from the swing arm as your new can looks closer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1888 View Post
    If the back wheel was to go air bound is there plenty clearance from the swing arm as your new can looks closer?
    It is tight, but better than it looks in the pics.

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