Because the EnviroNazis are growing in strength every year, and it's not worth it for exhaust manufacturers to take them on. Too bad you didn't buy an electric motorcycle with a L-Twin sound track instead. That would really have pleased the EnviroNazis. Or better yet, what do you need a motorcycle for anyway?! Don't you know they are bad for the Mother Earth?!How is it that there are so little exhaust options for the bike or even a link pipe to get rid of the cat?
Don't you guys just have normal exhaust shops you can go to and they simply cut the cat off and weld in a straight pipe and be done with it? Save weight and louder pipe = happy daysSo the 1260 has been out for over a year now....how is it that there are so little exhaust options for the bike or even a link pipe to get rid of the cat? Seems odd to me......all I want is a simple link pipe so I can dump the Cat.....:|
Out here in the People's State of Kalifornia I'm sure there's a law on the books where the owner of the exhaust shop who did something like that would be shot.Don't you guys just have normal exhaust shops you can go to and they simply cut the cat off and weld in a straight pipe and be done with it? Save weight and louder pipe = happy days
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For a bike...no nothing and certainly nobody I would trust, lol.Don't you guys just have normal exhaust shops you can go to and they simply cut the cat off and weld in a straight pipe and be done with it? Save weight and louder pipe = happy days
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All very good points....sigh.......I have de-catted a few .... ahem ... race bikes (not multi). and the chances of you NOT needing to tune the ecu afterwards is pretty slim. You may be running into a situation where the stock ecu/map has not been cracked yet so the factory is the only option and they are never going to make a race map for a multistrada because some government would sue them as fast as VW got nailed.
Your best bet tuning wise would be a self tune program like a Rapid bike unit and then start with having a tuning shop modify the base rapidbike map first. The base map will not work and there are limits to how much range the self tuning part will cover. Have the base map changed to be closer and then the auto tune feature should improve and handle it from there.
power has never been a big gain but weight and heat have dropped considerably. Sound has also been improved enough that the stock mufflers sound is just what you would expect from a aftermarket set of slip ons with a Db killer installed. Better sound but not too loud. Yes it is a lot of work to make it all work right and that = $$ too but in the end you can have a lighter,cooler and better sounding system.
Legal? only on race bikes so beware inspections for emissions where you need this done. Tailpipe CO or visual. To find a pipe builder check your local hot rod builders, motorcycle racers or airports. there are many excellent pipe welders that can make what you want out of stainless and the untrained eye will never know once it matches patina to oem.
I would agree. Honestly in stock form the fueling and drivability is spot on so no complaints but yep, the cat is just a massive heat source right by the shock and rear brake......needs to go.I'm thinking the same thing. I dont mind the stock performance, I just hate the heat from the cat when its 100 degrees in florida.
YEsssss!! That's what I want to hear. I think until someone has a tuning option I will just do the mid pipe with stock exhaust and see how she runs...:grin2: Of course with a mid pipe we will need an exhaust valve servo eliminator.....For those interested, I got an email back from Leo vince usa, and they said they will have a link pipe and slip on available for the 1260 in the first quarter of 2019. I've never owned one, so I'm not familiar with their build quality etc. But if nothing else, it's an option.