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excollier

Well travelled
Location
Ireland
I once went to the Dragon Rally, early '80s. It was very cold and pissing down, mud everywhere.
We just wrapped ourselves in our tents and slept in the mud.
Never again
 

Andyb

Well travelled
Location
UK
Amazed how your exhaust headed is so blue above the cat and normal coloured stainless below - that cat really looks like it is restricting gas flow. Wonder why RE moved it so close to the head on the Euro 5 model?
 

iowa al

Well travelled
Location
Lawton, Iowa
I've been thinking about eliminating the cat with the Hitchcocks pipe just to lessen the heat near the exhaust valve. What do you guys think? Worthwhile?
 

CajunRider

Finally made it
Personally... yes. Excess heat is the enemy of oil, and oil is the blood of an engine.
Removing the excessive heat right at the valve would definitely be a good thing... in MY book.

On the other hand, you are removing an environmental device, which may be illegal in some areas... and may some people upset no matter where you are.
 

iowa al

Well travelled
Location
Lawton, Iowa
Lots of local custom exhaust manufacturers around (in UK anyway) - could one near you cut the cat out and replace with a straight through stainless tube?
I could probably find someone. But what would it look like, and what would it do to the flow? I think at this point for me , either suck it up and spend the money, or leave it alone. I'd hate to spend 100-150 bucks to be unhappy. I'd never forget that. A couple years from now I'll forget the 300.
 
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