Long time no post, but this past weekend I modified the exhaust on my KR and thought you all might enjoy seeing the results. I was tired of my laser exhaust sticking out like a sore _____ since my bike is all blacked out finally and the can is silver. As well the size of the can always annoyed me with how long it is.
So my solution.... Cut the damn thing lol! I saw in the past that someone else did this so I am not sure if this is will be redundant for some but it may benifit someone. Sorry in advance for not taking more pictures as I completed the project, but you are more than welcome to ask me questions and I assure you I will help out. Here is a picture of the exhaust before the cut.
Then I got to chopping and after putting it all back together came out with..
Finally it was time to paint, I used a high temp paint and allowed to dry for over 24 hours just to be safe. Once the pipe was installed I ran the bike for 5 min then let it cool down, then 10min then 30min. I read that this helps the high temp paint in some scientific manner that I am unable to explain! So in the end I ended up with this.
I love how it turned out, and before anyone asks... yes it is loud. A long time ago I removed the baffle from the pipe and left it out after this cut. It has a real race sound to it now, im not talking about some GSXR with an aftermarket pipe, I mean like motoGP sound. I am not sure how to take a video where you would be able to hear the sound, so if anyone knows how I can use my GoPro Hero3 in such a manner to capture the sound and you want to hear it, let me know and I can do that for sure. I ahve been riding the bike for a week now in 80 deg weather for up to 2 hours at a time and there is no signs of the paint failing in anyway.
In all this mod cost me about $20 and that was becuse I had to buy a rivet gun and some rivets as well as the paint. Total time to complete this was about 4 hours but that was becuse I was taking my time and brain storming other ideas for the exhaust.
Drill and bits to drill out the rivets on the end of the pipe.
Tape to mark the line to cut the outter shell
Dremel to cut the outter shell and the two inner layers (pipe and heat shield)
safety glasses as I found out are benificial haha
Rivet gun and rivets to reattach the exit cap
Scotch Brite pad to skuff exhaust for painting
High Temp Paint