To Decat Or Not

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  1. Jeff C

    Jeff C New Member

    Aug 23, 2020
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    I'm looking at removing the Decat on my Scrambler XC1200.
    Question is, as the bike is only 1 month old and has at present 1900klms, would I be doing some sort of long term damage. As the motor is new and not yet properly run in, should I wait?
    Or would the removal of the Decat help in the long run.
    Cheers Jeff C
     
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  2. MTBskier

    MTBskier Well-Known Member

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    #2 MTBskier, Aug 25, 2020
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2020
    100% decat. Dealer installed the x-pipe on my Speed Twin during the 500 mile service. Shouldn’t affect break in of the motor what so ever. Besides at 1900 km (1180 miles) engine should be well past break in point.
     
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  3. Stramasher

    Stramasher Senior Member

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    go for it. your only denying yourself aural pleasure. mine was done at the dealer with a little over 1000miles, "We do loads of them."
     
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  4. Greywolf55

    Greywolf55 Noble Member

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    Do it , you'll be glad you did
     
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  5. joe mc donald

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    Jeff C
    I did my 900 bonnie. Took one long trip to put it back on. Didn't like it at all.
    Regards & Stay Safe
    Joe.
     
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  6. neilb

    neilb Active Member

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    So, after some 45000 miles, I fitted a Delkevic exhaust to my Multistrada 950 a couple of months back. Lost the cat box in the process and shed some 24 lb (11 kg) weight. Should have done it a year ago when it came out of warranty. Not really any louder than the stock system but a nicer bass rumble to it now. The big plus was losing all that weight which has made the bike much nimbler and easier to move around.
     
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  7. Repooh

    Repooh Rarely Satisfied

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    I fitted a Verex decat to my new Scrambler 1200XC

    Sounds great and reduces heat, easy to do and to reverse if required

    I’d also like to fit SP pipes but the combo is just too loud
     
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  8. Shaun64

    Shaun64 Senior Member

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    What didn’t you like about the decat Joe?.
     
  9. Shaun64

    Shaun64 Senior Member

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    how does bike run Repooh with decat better worse or the same?.
     
  10. Repooh

    Repooh Rarely Satisfied

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    Its a tad peppier, little more responsive. I tend to do the ECU reset thingy once a month and all good
     
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  11. Red Merle

    Red Merle New Member

    Jun 12, 2020
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    Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s I lived in my first house, on the side of a busy road which was the access to an industrial estate. I’d wake up in the morning to the stench of uncatalysed exhaust fumes in the bedroom. It was bl&@y awful.
    Please leave the cat to its job!
     
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  12. Thripster

    Thripster Elite Member

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    Not wise to start a bike up in your bedroom Merle.
     
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  13. Caligula

    Caligula Member

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    Take it off, let the bike run efficiently, save weight. Best thing I did with the Bonny and the Norge before it. Smoother, more economical.
     
  14. Brixton Steve

    Brixton Steve Member

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    Fitted a Motone x pipe (a decat ) to my new '19 T120 that had done less mileage than yours and have had no problems. Done 4000 miles since the decat and all is fine. Haven't found a downside, got same mpg, sounds better, runs cooler , less snatchy when going very slow and doesn't invalidate warranty. So what are you waiting for ? Go for it.
     
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  15. Caligula

    Caligula Member

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    spot on.............fit a quality cross pipe (where needed), such as Motone
     
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  16. Zippyrider

    Zippyrider New Member

    Jun 27, 2020
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    Just decatted my 2021 Steve McQueen scrambler the easy way,I’d already purchased a second hand set of silencers from a 19 xe so it was just a case of bolting them on and letting the bike tick over until the fan kicked in,I left her running for another 12 minutes after tha,the sound is now sooo much better,good job I’d read the forum posts first or I’d be embarrassingly sending back the headers I was going to order
     
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  17. Hogfest50

    Hogfest50 New Member

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    Here to help if I can ,just taken my cat off my mk2 2022 speed twin . up on a paddock stand exhaust removed .,tank moved a couple of inches back radiator loosened.
    top bolts loosened middle engine bolts and bottom rear frame bolts removed two cat brackets unbolted and heat bent outward, once you have the cat brackets bent to the max I levered the other side ( has a shaft through an enclosed supported bracket on the throttle side of bike ) off using a sturdy screwdriver next the exit pipe on the cat is on the outside of the frame on the throttle side i used gaffer tape to protect the frame here as i need to push it over this lower part of the frame and bang it was out ..
     
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