Monday, 1 February 2010

Gut Cat - Removed the catalysator from the R1

This weekend I gutted my cat from my R1. I've been wanting to do this for the longest while. I did it to mainly reduce the heat coming from under the seat. I live n an area with daily temperatures of 90F. The R1 is a hot running bike. To remove the cat I had to first take off the seat, then the tail, then you are able to remove the bolts that hold the end cans/baffles on the frame. The cat is a honeycomb in the Y Pipe. This is on a 2005 bike. The 2004 up to 2006 R1's have it located there. I knocked it in pieces with a chisel and a hammer. Put everything back. The toughest was getting the Y-pipe back on since I messed up a metal-wool liner around the inside of the pipe, so it was hard to fit. The result of all of this? Really cooler running bike, slightly more power in the mid range. Can't be more happier than this! I'll gut the baffles soon a well.

1 comment:

  1. hey man, can you do the same thing on 09 R1, i have been burning my legs. i cant stand it anymore. thanx