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Offline Ian Bean

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Catalytic converter heat.
« on: July 28, 2018, 04:24:52 pm »
I have been told the new gs cat generates a lot of heat so some guys take them out. I donít want to buy new bike and have to remove the cat. Anybody having this issue with new gs and does Akropovic slip on help?
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Re: Catalytic converter heat.
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2018, 05:46:55 pm »
i have one there is a heat problem on the right side there is a 6 page complaint http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=208435.msg3810217#msg3810217
 

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Re: Catalytic converter heat.
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2018, 08:05:30 pm »
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Re: Catalytic converter heat.
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2018, 08:30:45 pm »
i have one there is a heat problem on the right side there is a 6 page complaint http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=208435.msg3810217#msg3810217
This puts me off spending 250k on gs only to have heat problem. They also have to do stanchion mod before it leaves the show room.
 

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Re: Catalytic converter heat.
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2018, 12:21:57 am »
Nee wat. Koop die ding.
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Re: Catalytic converter heat.
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2018, 02:42:00 am »
That is how Catís work, if they donít get hot they are not working!
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Re: Catalytic converter heat.
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2018, 12:20:19 pm »
I have been told the new gs cat generates a lot of heat so some guys take them out. I donít want to buy new bike and have to remove the cat. Anybody having this issue with new gs and does Akropovic slip on help?
Thanks.

I can't see a slip-on exhaust making a difference if it is the cat causing the problem, since the cat will still be there.
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Re: Catalytic converter heat.
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2018, 01:14:06 pm »
That is how Catís work, if they donít get hot they are not working!

Can it possibly be ceramic coated which may help keep the heat internalised?

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Re: Catalytic converter heat.
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2018, 02:49:50 pm »
I had the 2014 GSA some heat noticed. Did 55000kms

and a 2016 GSA heat debatable hardly noticed it.  did 20 000kms

I have done over 5000kms on the tft 2018 GSA.  Did Botswana and Zimbabwe.  Of that 1500 has been done in normal jeans.   Bulawayo 30deg, Beit bridge was over 33deg. 

No heat felt by me or my wife, so far.

Forks from sometime in 2017 have been modified and don't need the fix.   look at the top "nut", if it has a grove/mark in the middle the forks don't need the fix..
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