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Just an idea, does anone know of the top of their head (or had personal experience) of swapping the OEM XL600V exhaust with an OEM one from another bike, I'm sure I've seen or read it somewhere (I think it was off a sporty number)

Mine is getting a little brown and tired, but a new aftermarket one is out of my price range at the moment, I'm guessing the important bits are the diameter where it will slip on, and angle/ length and suitable support.

What about a 'stubby' number, I was at a local bike shop in Exeter last week and some one road off on a rat bike with one about a foot long at best (sounded great)
 

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Just an idea, does anone know of the top of their head (or had personal experience) of swapping the OEM XL600V exhaust with an OEM one from another bike, I'm sure I've seen or read it somewhere (I think it was off a sporty number)

Mine is getting a little brown and tired, but a new aftermarket one is out of my price range at the moment, I'm guessing the important bits are the diameter where it will slip on, and angle/ length and suitable support.

What about a 'stubby' number, I was at a local bike shop in Exeter last week and some one road off on a rat bike with one about a foot long at best (sounded great)
I don't think it will work the top of my head has no holes.
 

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Thanks Stumpy, pedantry is so underated;)
 

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Has anyone put an unusual exhaust on? or have we all gone down the Lazer PD route?

I'm I daft thinking I can get away with sticking any ole can on (so long as it's gas tight?)

Experiences welcome
 

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Give it a go, I reckon it'll be fine!

On one of my 650's I have a Motad Venom fitted bought off ebay for £30 & intended for an NC30 with a custom link pipe, the runs fine with or without the baffles!



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try Fuel Exhausts in Kendal. They seem to have some special offers on at the moment - TA link pipe and silencer for £124. Gotta be good value. edit..... just read your post - you have a 600, Fuel only do cans for a 650.

OR you can buy my new and unused Motad Venom end can for £40 plus P&P (about £10ish). You will need a clamp or 2 and need to get someone to make a link pipe (the one that's with it is for a GSX-R 600). If interested I will check what's in the box so you know what you will need. A link pipe shouldn't be too much to have made up.
 

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Wow Jarl,I reckon you could be right.
Thanks for the offer Austin, but will try the one I've just picked up of ebay myself (off a 650 Bandit) £14 posted!, won't cry into my beer to much if it doesn't work, but will give it a go and keep everyone posted.:thumbup:
 

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Probably fit quite easily - straight onto the stub where the std can fits!!!


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wow, wasn't being too serious when I suggested that! Personally I'd get a link pipe to put the opening a bit higher and angle the opening down as all the revs in the world aren't going to keep water out of that on a river crossing.




Hmm, I've tempted myself now....
 

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I think i'm going to have to suscribe so I can post pics on here....

I put the end can off my Gilera DNA 125 onto my TA (this was a sports custom one, not the original scooter one...), and to get it to fit I had to get some pipe from an old car exhaust to join it up, otherwise it was to low down and I couldn't fit the pillion peg back on....

It now sounds great... more like a big end KTM rather than the usual TA sound..

Will take a piccy of it and put it as my avitar so for now you can see how it works...

But will also in next few days sort out my subscription, and put on quick vid of it too, so you can hear it....

One thing to point out... most TA's run a little rich, and often can smell the fuel when you have stopped, but mine now seems to run a little better, not really got any more power or owt like that, but has imporved slightly on MPG from 48 to between 52-55, and also has lost it's flat spot it had at high speed... But it does sound great, and turns a few heads when you ride along....

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Right then... subscription done, so hopefully if this works you should get a nice piccy of how the end can looks on my TA....

 

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wow titch, looks good, I hope my gsf can goes on as well.
Adapting the link pipe with an old car exhaust, sounds a bit cut and shunt, was it as easy as that (please say yes) and a big tub of sealant? did you need and ristricting collars to get the size down, how easy was your original can to remove (any tips)
Thanks in advance.:thumb:
 

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I want to change from my standard can but I have Honda pannier racks and I understand that nat many can be fitted easily :confused:

Quill recon they can make one to fit for the princley sum of £275.00 what do you think ?????????????????:rolleyes:
 

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wow titch, looks good, I hope my gsf can goes on as well.
Adapting the link pipe with an old car exhaust, sounds a bit cut and shunt, was it as easy as that (please say yes) and a big tub of sealant? did you need and ristricting collars to get the size down, how easy was your original can to remove (any tips)
Thanks in advance.:thumb:
Yes it is that easy..... depending on how DIY minded you are.

Removal fairly easy: take off side panel, remove pillion peg, remove heat shield on horizontal bit of downpipes behind the right foot peg, undo clamp at base of can where it joins the downpipes, then undo bolt at top (next to rear of seat), and then depending on how old you bike is...(mine is 21 yrs old... so took a little bit of persuasion to get it moving), just start to wiggle and twist can and slowly monover untill it comes away.

Fitting: firstly possition you new can in the best possible place it can be mounted (on mine it wouldn't go to the original mount point, so i used the next bolt along... the end one of the carrier mount), in doing this make sure you can still position your pillion peg back where it should be (as first time I positioned mine thought it was great untill came to putting the foot peg back, and bugger.... it wouldn't go on cos the can was in the way...).
The problem I had is that I had to get a longer bolt to fit, which was a 10mm bolt but with a narrow pitch thread, most general DIY stores will not stock these and I had to go to specialist fixing shop to get one... only about £1.50 though. Also then had to fit a spacer over the bolt to hold the can away from the frame, in this I used a electrical conduit coller (used to join the conduit together) which can be bought from any
electrical wholesaler for pence.

Once you have your position you now know how much pipe you will need to link can to downpipes. At this point do a test fit with you can to see if it is the same or different size to your pipe (mine required a pipe to fit over the downpipe, but inside the can... which most should do...).
I suggest for the pipe needed you go to your local exhaust fitter and ask if they have any off-cuts lying around, as most will have, and will probably give it to you for nothing (mine did... even cut it to length for me...). You may notice that at the end of the pipe where it goes over the end of the downpipes I cut slits in the pipe, for this just use an angle grinder to cut three slits in the pipe. This enables the pipe to be clamped down onto the downpipes.
Next is a trip to a local bike shop for the exhaust clamps (you will see on my pics which type are best to get..), again should cost a few quid, nothing too expensive.
Then join it all together, remembering to use exhaust paste on all the joins to aid getting a air tight seal.
Then put you panel, exhaust shield and pillion peg back on, and hey presto... done.

Think in total this project cost me between £5 to £10 max to do (already had the can off my other bike which had been written off...).

Hope this helps.
 

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Cheers titch, very comprehensive and confidence inducing.
I'm looking forward to giving it a go now:thumbleft:
 

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Some cheap cans on offer there, but I hope they won't beat my £14 ebay special (if I can get it to fit!:p)

Anyway Bandit, why don't you ask Father Christmas for one, you never know your luck (if you've been a good boy)
 

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Some cheap cans on offer there, but I hope they won't beat my £14 ebay special (if I can get it to fit!:p)

Anyway Bandit, why don't you ask Father Christmas for one, you never know your luck (if you've been a good boy)

Hi Shack I've been a good boy but Father Christmas has to take care of the kids first but it's my birthday in January :thumbright:
 

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Anyone got any ideas of what I can use to reduce the link pipe size? the Bandit one is way wider than the TA headers, and in fact the whole can is a bit of a beast (might need to rethink choice of replacement can- glad I only spent £13!):happy8: and may not fit between fram/ wheels and body panals/ rear pannier rack.
 
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