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Post  grant26 Thu Apr 12 2012, 21:35

Hi, just wondered if anyone else has done this? I have fully tacked up my set up and so will hopefully be trying it out soon.
Just thought I'd show you my progress,
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Hope you guys like it,
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Post  Wooster Thu Apr 12 2012, 22:00

Interesting.. Very Happy
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Post  Mapman Thu Apr 12 2012, 22:07

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Post  seancat Thu Apr 12 2012, 22:10

Cool. Cool
Dont think Ive ever seen a duel system on a Cat before.
Do the fairings fit OK?
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Post  grant26 Thu Apr 12 2012, 22:17

seancat wrote:Cool. Cool
Dont think Ive ever seen a duel system on a Cat before.
Do the fairings fit OK?
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Yea I think its pretty much unique green smile
Fairings fit fine, the cans are strapped onto what I think are luggage strap mounts? I decided to go with a jack up kit to ensure Id never hit the pipe on the mudguard because I am heavy and frequently carry a pillion. However, I think it would work without the jack up kit if you removed the mudguard; its not needed anyway.

Reckon that would make my bike more or less valuable? What would someone be willing to pay if I made more?
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Post  seancat Thu Apr 12 2012, 22:31

Ahhh.
Right, yes I can see that you have bolted them to the luggage hooks under the seat?

Can you still carry a pillion with the cans that high? Or have you not tried yet?
I would warn any pillion to be careful of those cans after a long ride!! They will be handy on a cold winter mornings though! Smile
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Post  grant26 Thu Apr 12 2012, 22:37

seancat wrote:Ahhh.
Right, yes I can see that you have bolted them to the luggage hooks under the seat?

Can you still carry a pillion with the cans that high? Or have you not tried yet?
I would warn any pillion to be careful of those cans after a long ride!! They will be handy on a cold winter mornings though! Smile
I made it so the pipes went behind and under the pillion pegs so that I can retain the original pegs. The only thing I can see changing is a heat shield to prevent the pillions shoes from melting, or I might even just make some extended pegs.
Another possibility is i could just remake it so the pillions give it more room.
Its a first go so there is bound to be room for improvement.
Heat from the cans shouldn't be an issue, they are real carbon fibre and so don't give out as much heat, you can put bare hands on them after a long ride and it won't burn you.
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Post  ScoldedCat Thu Apr 12 2012, 22:51

I like that! Although I wonder how well it'll run with split out exhaust?
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Post  grant26 Thu Apr 12 2012, 22:53

ScoldedCat wrote:I like that! Although I wonder how well it'll run with split out exhaust?
I can't wait to try it, didnt even consider performance to be honest because Im on a restricted license anyway
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Post  mrfrance Fri Apr 13 2012, 12:47

OMG! This is something I have been dreaming up of doing! Where did you get the split pipes from and were they expensive? Also were they hard to fit?

I think it looks stunning, smashing job Very Happy
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Post  SteveCat Fri Apr 13 2012, 14:05

Looks like they'll make quite a noise

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Post  grant26 Fri Apr 13 2012, 21:16

mrfrance wrote:OMG! This is something I have been dreaming up of doing! Where did you get the split pipes from and were they expensive? Also were they hard to fit?

I think it looks stunning, smashing job Very Happy
All except the actual end cans was made by myself and a mate.
Wasn't expensive to do.
Already had one can
Bought 2nd can exactly the same for £50 posted
£30 worth or 2'' stainless tubing.
Borrowed a welder from my mates uncle
My other mate is taking it to his boss to properly weld for £20.
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Post  TomCom Fri Apr 13 2012, 21:39

WOW... Nice one
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Post  mrfrance Fri Apr 13 2012, 23:55

I guess knowing the right people helps for this kind of mod then :(
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Post  stretchie_ Mon Apr 16 2012, 15:35

Good lad, loving this
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Post  grant26 Mon Apr 16 2012, 16:06

mrfrance wrote:I guess knowing the right people helps for this kind of mod then :(
make it and mark it up yourself then take it to a garage n ask them to weld it for you.
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Post  grant26 Sat May 12 2012, 20:30

on ebay because the bike is going:
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Could someone do me a favour and post the the US forum as well?
It won't let me log in :(
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Post  mrfrance Sat May 12 2012, 20:55

Did you manage to get this working? I am so tempted by this but wouldn't know where to start! :'(
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Post  grant26 Sat May 12 2012, 20:58

mrfrance wrote:Did you manage to get this working? I am so tempted by this but wouldn't know where to start! :'(

Just needs holes welding and then wrapping and its ready to go.
My bike gave it before I had chance to try it out :(
I had it on once but due to bike issues I couldn't really tell if anything was wrong.
I reckon, £20 tops to get someone to weld holes then a further £10-15 to get it looking tidy and safe (brackets, wrap etc).
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Post  Dean-J Sat May 12 2012, 21:11

You have a PM
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Post  Snowcat Sun May 13 2012, 18:42

mrfrance wrote:I guess knowing the right people helps for this kind of mod then :(
I think that as soon as you go off the "direct bolt on replacement part" route it's defo a case of who you know not what you know, long before I got into bikes many of my biker friends used to tap me up for bits of aluminium And stainless steel tube, bar, sheet etc you name it. I once had fabricated a set of exhaust hangers for my mates Duc 916, cost him a pint, Ducati wanted £65!!
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