cutting out cats

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by 67wizard, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. 67wizard

    67wizard Junior Member

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    I know this is old but. I have a friend that want to know is it worth the money to buy a header (Fullsac or V&H) or just drill or cut out the cat in his headpipe 2014 year bike. I would but a different one but thats just me. I will show hime the answers u guys give.
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  2. dolt

    dolt Senior Member Contributor

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    Of course it would be better to purchase a Fullsac X pipe or the V&H Power Duals but if $$ is an issue, gutting the cat for a stock or Stage I motor is fine. However, drilling the cat out is not the correct way to go at it; he won't get all the material out and some of what remains could be pulled back into the cylinder on a reversion pulse.

    Much better to take it to a muffler shop that can cut the cat chamber open and remove all the cat and weld it back up.
     
  3. hammerhead pat

    hammerhead pat Active Member

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    If you/friend are anywhere near mechanically inclined, cut it out and clean it out yourself. I've never welded before, so I paid a guy at Midas $25 to weld it back together [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. danthern

    danthern Active Member

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    De-catted OEM pipes are readily available online (Ebay, etc). I bought a set for my RK for 125.
     
  5. C908

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    I also cut the cat out of my stock head pipe and paid someone to weld the plate back on. My local Harley dealer sold me a brand new take off head pipe with the chrome shields for $75.00. I'm keeping it just in case they ever get tough doing inspections.
     
  6. 67wizard

    67wizard Junior Member

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    Thanks guys I think I have him going to the muffler shop and getting it cut out and welded back. Yes money is a big issue for him. Only changes are going to be slipons and and sstage 1 ac.
     
  7. MarkS

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    I took out my baffles and insulation on my 2015 SG. I'm considering removing my CAT as well. It should be ok that way with a high flow intake and fuel pack, right??
     
  8. danthern

    danthern Active Member

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    There's that whole backpressure issue to consider
     
  9. Dan.1977P

    Dan.1977P Active Member

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    If remove the cat and put the baffles back in or get some good slipons to give you the sound you wanted by removing the baffles.
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  10. Mongo1958

    Mongo1958 Junior Member

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    I have a set of Jack Pot X pipes, They are yours if you want them ($250)[​IMG]