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Offline jaak

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Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« on: November 23, 2007, 07:24:10 am »
Does anybody have views on removing the cat or not? On 1150 i just replaced it with a y-piece (R1200.00 fitted) but there is apparantly no y-piece available for 1200GS.
Guy at the exhaust shop said he would be able to Gut the cat ;D for R250.00.
advice please
 

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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2007, 07:30:16 am »
There are Y-pieces for the 1200 just cost twice the amount. Why do you want the CAT removed?

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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2007, 07:34:04 am »
 

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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2007, 07:50:09 am »
Does anybody have views on removing the cat or not? On 1150 i just replaced it with a y-piece (R1200.00 fitted) but there is apparantly no y-piece available for 1200GS.
Guy at the exhaust shop said he would be able to Gut the cat ;D for R250.00.
advice please

I spoke to Ray at Cytech. They do the same operation , but charge R1500 for the job. Why the difference in price?I would make sure this guy knows what it entails before allowing him to cut my xzorst!
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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2007, 08:04:40 am »
There are Y-pieces for the 1200 just cost twice the amount. Why do you want the CAT removed?

increased power, nicer sound??
 

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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2007, 08:08:36 am »
There are Y-pieces for the 1200 just cost twice the amount. Why do you want the CAT removed?

increased power, nicer sound??

BMW guarantee issues??

Michnus you were away when the last thread started. What is your opinion?
« Last Edit: November 23, 2007, 08:10:26 am by Grunt »
 

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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2007, 08:17:16 am »
I am already out of warranty...

Does it really make a difference to take it out? I was sure that i felt  a difference on my 1150...
 

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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2007, 08:33:45 am »
I am already out of warranty...

Does it really make a difference to take it out? I was sure that i felt  a difference on my 1150...

why not fit a after market pipe?
 

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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2007, 08:44:24 am »
I am already out of warranty...

Does it really make a difference to take it out? I was sure that i felt  a difference on my 1150...

I know that it weighs 10 to 15 kg's - so your bike will be that much lighter.

there are guys in the thread I mentioned above that have done it to the 1200. Why not pm them and ask?
 

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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2007, 08:56:35 am »
thks will do
 

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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2007, 08:59:24 am »
I am already out of warranty...

Does it really make a difference to take it out? I was sure that i felt  a difference on my 1150...

why not fit a after market pipe?
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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2007, 11:24:17 am »
I had Cytech remove my cat on my 1200GSA, there is a noticeable difference in power, really nice especially under acceleration, not sure if it makes much diffs on top end.  Sounds nicer as well but not noisy like the after market exhaust story.
 

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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2007, 12:14:14 pm »
Cant believe nobody mentions the most important thing about removing the cat apart from the weight saving is that you can do away with putting in unleaded fuel only, very important when going over the Borders!!
I think if I actually found My mind, I probably wouldn't know what to do with it,
 

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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2007, 12:54:49 pm »
I just spoke to Steve Exner at Northside BMW. (I have total faith in this guy!!!) He does the same thing for R750- apparantly has it done by professional Stainless steel boffin. I am going to give it a shot!
 

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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2007, 02:14:24 pm »
Jaak, when are you thinking of doing this?
 

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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2007, 02:51:59 pm »
AS soon as Steve has a gap..Why?
 

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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2007, 03:07:49 pm »
Want to do mine as well, but just thought of the warranty...  ??? 
 

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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2007, 03:21:54 pm »
Phone steve exner 0117051480. he shoots straight
 

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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2007, 05:34:49 pm »
For those guys in the Western Cape - I have removed the catalytic converters on a few 1200 GS' this year.

My before and after riding impressions that "cat-less"  the bike had better throttle response and felt more powerful by a few hp.

I charge R700 for this and require the bike for a few hours.

There is no interference with lambda sensors as they are located before the cat in the exhaust system and therefore do not "know" if the cat is really there or not.

Call me at the shop on 021 701 5513 to find out more.

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Re: Remove 1200GS Catalytic Converter??
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2007, 05:44:28 pm »
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My before and after riding impressions that "cat-less"  the bike had better throttle response and felt more powerful by a few hp

Not to say you talk BS, but that's the same as I have heard about the difficulty of terrain just to go and do it myself and it's cool for sissies, and not as cool as described.

The same with the "better" what's better? Define it for me, how many horses, or dead horses, if I gain one half dead horse it's not worth the money.

It's an dual purpose bike not a track racer, the gain you get whatever can't make the bike that much better, well except for LITO (Happygolucky) or Jabu maybe, but for the rest, whatever marginal increase in power can't make the bike more ride-able
« Last Edit: November 23, 2007, 05:49:26 pm by michnus »