Join Date: Oct 2017
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Headers or a Decat pipe
Looking into options on how to decat my bike and torn between new headers or a simple de-cat pipe. the bike is not going to be tuned any more than decat and lose the first muffler, a woolwich ECU flash plus K&N air filter and 16t front sprocket. Keeping the stock tailpipe.
Tempted to go the de-cat link pipe route keeping the Suzuki headers with the exhaust valve but losing the cat and huge box silencer in the hope of changing the exhaust note with an increase in power and reduction in weight. Not too sure on the exhaust valve and its operation, assume it acts as a mute, throttling down at low revs and then opening up at xxxxrpm? Like the idea of this mod as its cheap at £140.
Alternatively I can go to after market headers, Black widow at £399, Alpha at £580, Yoshi £820. My money would go on the Black widow as, to be honest I can't justify spending yoshi money, and the alpha would have to deliver something exceptional for its extra cost. I note that there are link pipes on the stock exhaust and they are on the arrow too, doe they make a difference to the engines performance?
Does anyone have any performance figures or an opinion on these systems. Open to discussion on alternatives too.
I know nothing and welcome the opportunity to share my knowledge with anyone crazy enough to take it