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Work has been kicking my ass lately. 5 days off this year so far.
Anyway after having ridden this bike as a daily for a few months now I can note that the stock exhaust is horrible. It is the first thing that needs to go once cash permits. Not much in the way of aftermarket exhausts unless I import one from Europe or Japan. I have had one quote done for a 2-1 which came in at $1000.
So the stock exhaust is a dual wall fulled welded to the muffler system. The only join is the link pipe between the headers but even the T off is welded on. There is a cat in each muffler and from what I can find the stock exhaust weighs somewhere around 14kg. Most after market ones come in at around 7kg.
Here is a photo from late last year on a ride out to Boonah.
Ohh and the US gets the updated version of the W800 this year. Slipper clutch, ABS, rear disk and a bad paint job. Not sure I like it. But there might be a few parts that can cross over we will have to wait and see.
I picked up a power commander today for once I get a decent exhaust. The bloke I bought it from was kind enough to give me a stock exhaust system as well.
So in the interest of information gathering I decided to weigh it. My scale only reads to 8kg so I had to weigh each side seperatly. This exhaust also has the end baffles removed which would reduce the weight slightly. I left the flanges hooked on to compensate for that.
Thanks mate. It is a great daily that is for sure.
I am still working on it. Slowly. I have been working 6-7 days a week lately, all nights and afternoon shifts. Being in the dairy industry during a drought sure does such. The drought has somewhat broken now though so things are slowly going back to normal and I should get a bit of tinker time. I have decided to sell a few of the parts I have in the shed to help fund the exhaust I am after.
I have been looking at a Zard 2-1 Stainless Conical exhaust. Claimed weight is 2.9kg. So around a 12kg saving. Which would bring the bike ever closer to my sub 200kg dream.