Hoegee decat install highs and lows - Suzuki GSXS1000 Forum
User Tag List

 3Likes
  • 2 Post By blueglue
  • 1 Post By bking1441
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 06-18-2016, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
blueglue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Garage
(Thread Starter)
Arrow Hoegee decat install highs and lows

Hi all,

i decided to jump and get a Hoegee decat for about 170 and only realised when it turned up this morning i needed to cut the exhaust (my first two bikes were Yamahas with modular exhaust).

With Suzuki's being welded all together i read through the whole paragraph of instuctions from Hoegee. Basically it just says chop 6.5cm back from the exhaust valve bracket.




After not being able to easily remove the header bolts i needed to remove the radiator to remove the exhaust which was all pretty straight forward. Unfortunately as the instructions are to cut the exhaust halfway down the Catalytic converter that is exactly what you are left with sticking out the end of the header/exhaust valve section.



In my wisdom i thought the Cat was an insert as im used too on my old bikes but it appears this unit is fixed in somehow from the other end. I knocked, bange, tweaked the cat to no avail so i am obviously missing something here. Hoegee obviously think i am or maybe they just assume i was going to cut through half of a Catalytic converter and fit the pipe?!?
More likely i need to chop the cat in half then drill the rest out (any ideas would be very much welcomed)

Anyway this is where i am at with the exhaust now. I currently have three inches of catalytic converter where my shiny new de-cat pipe should be.



apologies for the angles/size of the pics but i just thought i would get them up for now.

Plan tomorrow is chop the cat through the middle then drill the core out.

What do you guys think.

Arrow headers are sounding good at the minte
tonyt and Srad749 like this.

blueglue is offline  
post #2 of 7 Old 06-19-2016, 11:30 AM
Member
 
Srad749's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Wickford, Essex
Posts: 47
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
The cat should break up with a chisel and a hammering shouldn't it!

Srad749 is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 06-19-2016, 02:27 PM
Junior Member
 
Downshift's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Garage

This is where I've cut it. Only had to weld the cable mount on the new pipe

Suzuki
Downshift is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 Old 06-19-2016, 08:52 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Perth -Western Australia
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Hi Blueglue

Those instructions are nonsense- The cat is welded in and extends past the final weld and into the lower mufflet box.
I made similar link pipe see link below with my posting and pix , and the Cat actually extends into the new link pipe reducer about 15 mm from memory.

https://www.gsxs1000.org/forum/exhaus...muffler-7.html.

I cut right on the weld itself on outer casing

Easy way to check is to line up old setup and align end of exhaust pipe with end of your new link pipe and see where front matches with then an allowance to overlap and clamp onto cat outer casing.
redbeard is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 06-20-2016, 01:58 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You.ll get there.. write up ya found method as mine came today.. but waiting for dyno day to fit and flash all at once
headboy2011 is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 08-27-2016, 06:51 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Whats your feedback on this? Any pics of the results? How the bike performing/sounding?
Dangriffin87 is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 09-01-2016, 03:15 PM
Senior Member
 
bking1441's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Norway
Posts: 305
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 108 Post(s)
Garage
I think products like this "decat" pipe are really bad.
It should *never* be necessary to "mangle" the OEM parts to make aftermarket parts to fit.

If you at some later time want to sell your bike it could mean that potential buyers would steer away.
I certainly would!

Upgrades/"stash" might be good sellings points, but then the original parts should be present. And in good condition.
mattnz likes this.

2018 - Speed Triple S
2015 - GSX-S1000
2009 - B-King 1441
bking1441 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki GSXS1000 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome