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Old 11-07-2012, 03:47 PM
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wow,not sure if you are saying its for sale but would like it
send me a PM and I'll get a pic if you want,but yes,I'm planning to sell it.I have no use for it now.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:20 PM
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Chech out this seller on EBay..

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the de-Cat stock headers for $140 shipped.

Here's a link : http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...obalID=EBAY-US
Did anybody tried out one of these ebay rebuilds headers? if yes how do did it perform?
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:46 PM
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Still confused-most references I've seen to Stage 1 include mod to exhaust system. Are you saying dealers can't remove exhaust and install entire new pipes that have no cat in them, thereby tampering with the emission controls? My dealer has a Vance & Hines catalogue right on the counter, and it looks like they are doing precisely that.
They are talking about removing the cat from the stock head pipe, not replacing the it with an after market head pipe.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:26 AM
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You'll be hard pressed to find a dealer or even a muffler shop to remove the cat because it is a violation of federal law to tamper with exhaust emissions. All you really need is a hacksaw, a chisel, and someone to weld it back together.
Most every Dealer will point you to someome that will gut the headers.
It is aginst the law to modify any exhaust system. So far many still do it.
That is why the products are sold as racing.
That was why JJ left CA he was fined big time for exhaust on the bikes he built.
Gutting the stock headers is easy to do but you better get the tune right of the do not run well.
I gave up on the low cost route after the last one. This time it will be Fuel Moto cermic line 2-1-2 headers doing it right this time
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:32 PM
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IMO if you just wanting to get rid of the heat and get more sound, gutting the head pipe is the cheapest way to do it. From what I've read on this forum and from my own experience a tune is not necessary as long as you don't change out the A/C to a higher flowing unit. Now with that said, it is true that you could get more performance from one of the aftermarket pipes. I haven't seen a comparison between a gutted pipe and x-type pipe. I have seen a lot of comparisons on changing the whole system out though, and I could understand how that would be a performance gain. So explain to me the difference between changing out the head pipe to one without a catalytic converter and removing the catalytic converter from the stock head pipe? Either way your getting rid of the catalytic converter even if you cut it out or take it off. I will agree though a good tune would be a good thing to get since HD leans them out because of EPA requirements.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:59 AM
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Anyone have detailed instructions on how to remove the Catalytic convertor?
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I got one all done and sitting in my garage $130 shipped CONUS. Stock header off a 2012 - CAT removed using the window method.

PM me if you're interested. I was just going to list it but have not had time to take pics.
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Anyone have detailed instructions on how to remove the Catalytic convertor?
I just removed the exhaust. Laid it down where the front of the converter was showing. Came in 1/2" from each weld side and about 1/2" up and down from center of bottom and top. Took a marker and drew a rectangle to the marks. I just used my hand grinder to cut the line. Once I cut all way around, I had to pry that piece off. Then cleaned all the converter out using the grinder, cold chisel, big screwdriver, hammer. I then took to local welding shop. He charged me $25.00 to weld the rectangle back on. For that price he also smoothed his welding up with a grinder, and sprayed some rust inhibitor primer on his work. Start to finish the whole thing took me about 3 hrs. total cost was $35.00( welding and new exaust gaskets). I am sure some have done it faster
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Still confused-most references I've seen to Stage 1 include mod to exhaust system. Are you saying dealers can't remove exhaust and install entire new pipes that have no cat in them, thereby tampering with the emission controls? My dealer has a Vance & Hines catalogue right on the counter, and it looks like they are doing precisely that.
No, he is saying that the dealer cannot cut the cat out of the stock head pipe
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