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Featured T120 X Pipe, De-cat

Discussion in 'Bonneville' started by Alectron, Jul 10, 2018.

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  1. Alectron

    Alectron Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2018
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    Motone X Pipe just fitted to my Bonnie and what a difference.
    I can certainly recommend this modification which has already proved to both sound great with much improved pick-up and it just runs better.
    The Motone high grade stainless steel unit has fewer welds therefore giving better, less restricted gas flow.
    It did take me a full afternoon to fit with quite awkward bolts to remove to get reasonable access. But it was worth the effort.
     
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  2. Retired Phil

    Retired Phil Well-Known Member

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    yes. after checking out videos of install, i got 17mm stubby wrench which made getting to a frame bolt possible. 2 1/2 hrs and the deed was done. same day i did a friends and took less than 2hrs. Thruxton R is even tighter quarters.
     
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  3. Alectron

    Alectron Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good Phil.
    Did you notice the difference it makes?
    I'm now thinking about changing the air filter for better flow that end!
     
  4. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3
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    Yeah the Thruxton is a pig to do.. but worth it!
     
  5. Retired Phil

    Retired Phil Well-Known Member

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    absolutely. she breathes better, runs cooler(much), and responds to throttle input better. some popping upon deceleration but i like it. i didnt opt for different filter as the stock paper one filters better than say K&N. Also oiling after market ones sometimes gums up throttle bodies. i did remove the intake snorkle. no ill affect and i can hear the roar.
     
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  6. Alectron

    Alectron Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again for that Phil.
    But "removing the snorkel " seems a good move. Just not sure about that!
    More info will be good?
    Cheers
     
  7. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3
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    The snorkel does nothing really, I think its only there for noise or euro reasons. Removing it (1 screw) makes a substantial improvement to the noise!
     
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  8. Alectron

    Alectron Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Andy
     
  9. Guedovsky

    Guedovsky Well-Known Member

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    I have been thinking about the Xpipe, but am very conscious about loosing the warranty, how do you guys deal with that? Did you guys wait for the Warranty to expire?

    Also on a final note I have a good friend of mine that always says.. Don't say noise!! noise is what kids do... Say Sound!! I totally agree... its Sound or even better music ;)
     
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  10. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3
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    If your worried screw it back on if you ever have a warrenty issue ;)
     
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  11. Jerican68

    Jerican68 Well-Known Member

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    I have Gasser Custom pipes which sound and look great, then I installed the TEC x pipe. I thought it sounded great until I went on a day long ride! It was HD loud! I’ve since removed and sold it and am a lot happier with just the pipes.
     
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  12. Alectron

    Alectron Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2018
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    Certainly music to my ears Andy.
    I did wait until the warranty period was over but understand that Triumph do in fact offer to fit the X pipe but at a cost.
    I was quoted £359
    The pipe from Motone cost me about £135
    Cheers
     
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  13. joe mc donald

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    Yes I had one fitted by Triumph who said they would not affect warranty if fitted in a Triumph dealer workshop and for the price it saves the dirt the swearing and mostly the skinned knuckles and paint work.
    Ride safe
    Joe.
     
  14. Alectron

    Alectron Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2018
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    Thanks Joe pleased you got it done.
    I just wanted to give it a try myself and it went well. Only one bruised knuckle and loads of satisfaction.
     
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  15. Phil-osophy

    Phil-osophy Member

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    Is this how to de-cat the exhust?

    IMG_20180705_093925.jpg
     
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  16. Alectron

    Alectron Well-Known Member

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  17. joe mc donald

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    Yes Phil-osophy.

    That's pretty close just the cat has no spanners.
    Ride Safe.
    Joe
     
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  18. Phil-osophy

    Phil-osophy Member

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    I assume he's trying to pick a fight with de-cat in de-exhust pipe.and chase it out!
     
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  19. joe mc donald

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    Now we all know how the dealers do it and I got a similar cat. She never even offered to do the job for me. What a traitor she is after all the food I gave her.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  20. Alectron

    Alectron Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2018
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    Looks good (as a newby just noticed the attached picture)
    After re fitting the CAT front cover plate the X pipe can't be noticed unless you know what to look for.
    I just love riding my Bonnie!
     
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