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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2009, 12:59:43 PM »
Just A thought  :-\ I presume the 'sports' type silencer contains it's own CAT?? If it's straight through it won't be road legal (at least in UK - but I guess you could keep it on for 3 years & swap it over before your first mot ;D)

If straight through silencer, will the efi brain & sensors handle this ok, or do you need some re-programming?

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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2009, 01:19:38 PM »
From what Kevin posted a while back, it seems that there is enough flexibility built into the ECU to handle having a non-cat low-restriction muffler on the bike.

As for the MOT inspection thing, I suppose the original muffler with cat will need to be kept, and put on for inspection purposes.
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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2009, 02:05:04 PM »
So far as the Clubman model goes though, Watsonian must have a legal obligation to sell it conforming to regulations. They're not selling it for off road use only. (And there will be no "original" silencer to switch for the MOT.) Now if only I could get my hands on one I could let you know. ;)

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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2009, 02:23:01 PM »
I think I am going to put on a Goldstar type muffler.  I like the upswept as well, but need bags to commute on the bike.  It'd look dopey with a bag on just one side.

Does anyone know if there is an appropriate K&N or similar air filter for the C5?

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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2009, 09:14:53 PM »
So far as the Clubman model goes though, Watsonian must have a legal obligation to sell it conforming to regulations. They're not selling it for off road use only. (And there will be no "original" silencer to switch for the MOT.) Now if only I could get my hands on one I could let you know. ;)
That's a good point. I saw the shorty silencer at the Watsonian open day fitted to the trail model, it wasn't available for other models at the time. I asked if it had a cat and they said no so presumably they can legally sell new trail bikes fitted with it. Maybe RE have built a big margin into the emission performance of the UCE, still begs the question if Watsonian can sell non cat bikes why are RE shipping cat versions to the UK?

Apparently just slipping on existing aftermarket exhausts (designed for AVL & IB engines) doesn't work very well. I 'd like to see it for myself though.

 

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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2009, 02:37:44 AM »
Well I got tired of waiting on the upswept exhaust to become available. J.C. Whitney has a sale going on a extra long fishtail like I had on my '40 BSA, I like the look and the sound of it so I ordered one today.  What do you think ?  http://www.jcwhitney.com/CHROME-PLATED-EXTRA-LONG-SEAMLESS-DESIGN-FISHTAIL-MUFFLER/GP_2006473_N_111+10211+600014681_10111.jcw
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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2009, 08:24:43 PM »
After much consideration, I can't make myself put a fishtail on this bike. I'll be a good boy and wait on the proper exhaust from RE. I hope they hurry!
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Re: 2100 mile report
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2009, 03:53:52 AM »
Br. Dannie, you made a very good choice...

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