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    Left exit exhaust

    Hi everyone!

    Just wondering if any one has had experience putting a left exit exhaust on their hawk.

    Im not mechanically inclined, so I would need to know what is needed for this project.
    Im thinking of putting a D&D exhaust on the bike, their is a kit for it, but Im just wondering how to exit the left side.

    Is it simply, just getting a pipe that curves to the left and mounting the can. I was thinking of using the rear passenger peg braket as point to harness the D&D.

    Also, once a new exhaust is done especially on the left side, how does one know how to properly jet the bike and do the carbs. Will the mechanic know how to properly do this?

    I know these questions might be repetitive or even stupid to some, again I am not a mechanic and I do not have the skills of rebuilding or modding a bike myself.

    I want to do a left exhaust and you Hawkers are the only ones that know the bike really well. Hope anyone can help me out.

    Cat

    #2
    I have not seen a D&D left exit. as far as I know these are the only systems out for left exit:

    TBR- the original system. not in production but you can still find them. full system. I have one on one of my hawks but I didn't put it on. pipe routes under the swingarm so it can cause issues if you put a 900RR or aftermarket shock on the bike to raise the rear ride height. for really aggressive riders, the front header can touch down. But it looks nice, all chrome and such.

    Hawk Connection/Jim Davis- no longer in production. I had one of these on my first hawk. One of the first ones Jim made actually. used the stock headers, slip on mid pipe and you could use any 2" inlet exhaust cannister (I used a TBR aluminum oval). definitly not for the mechanically uninclined. You had to move the fuel pump up under the tank, cut off the inner fender under the battery box, make some of your own brackets, etc. etc. But it worked well and looked great. Well worth the effort but unfortunately not able to find them any more.

    HiPerform/Rod Holland- again this is a "make it yourself" system. Mainly designed for race bikes, but I"m assuming it wouldn't be too hard to put onto a street bike. I've got his underseat exhaust on my current track hawk and it's very nice. but again, probably a bit more than a "bolt on" accessory. but check his website or maybe someone else that has his left exit can comment.

    http://www.hiperform.com/

    good luck!

    Jeff

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      #3
      here you go:-
      "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

      • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
      • Ohlins Rear Shock
      • F2 front wheel
      • VFR750 rear wheel
      • Hiperform seat&headers
      • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
      • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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        #4
        Cat:
        I had a TBR lefty on my Hawk for a couple of years, worked well. You will lose the centerstand, for sure. The left passenger peg actually interferes with the can, but as you say, can be used as its mount. If you dont plan on taking passengers, thats the way to go. I still have the midpipe from that system if you are interested. I'm keeping the headers though.

        JR:
        You must be a techie or an engineer. That response was absolutely, spot-on correct, but completely useless. (no offence meant, one techie to another)
        -I'm sorry....I did not know she was your sister.
        -If Buckleys cold mixture went rancid......how would anybody know????
        -Dont piss off the quiet guy with the chain saw.

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          #5
          Hey NT696, do you mean when JR said "Here you go


          JR:
          You must be a techie or an engineer. That response was absolutely, spot-on correct, but completely useless. (no offence meant, one techie to another)
          88 Hawk
          94 ZX11
          92 RM 250
          04 CRF 450

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            #6
            thanks for the replies

            Whats happening in the pic posted? Are the pipes going in front of the rad? Can you use the stock seat and still put a left exhaust on the bike?

            If I removing the center stand and lead the pipes under the swing arm? or will that cause major cleareance problems?

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              #7
              I had a two brothers left system on mine, the bottom of the link pipe had been grounded and the chain had been hitting it too, so i had the link pipe remade to go up an over the swing arm, so hopefully no more problems!



              cheers
              Robs

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                #8
                Originally Posted by robs321


                Nice!
                '95 ShaftHawk 650P>
                Front: Bros Mk2 front wheel; Mk1 forks; MetalGear disc; NC30 caliper; cb1 yoke.
                Breathing: Hacked up and shortened ART tri-can on collector and link pipe from DemonTweeks.
                Other: RGV bars; DefT dash; modded subframe; modded rearsets; relocated ignition.

                '91 Bros 650 Mk1>
                Currently off the road.

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                  #9
                  looks very nice..

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                    #10
                    Looks great. I love that chain guard. Is it custom/home made or are they purchasable online?

                    EDIT: Looking closer, is that actually a hugger?
                    '88 Bros NT650J
                    Progressive fork springs, '93 CBR600 F2 fork caps, CBR900RR rear shock, Puig 'Raptor' fly screen
                    Fabitappi Monoposto seat cover, Heated grips, Braided brake lines, Buell indicators/turn signals
                    Ceramic coated stock headers with custom Yoshi shorty muffler & Muzzy collector

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                      #11
                      Hey NT696, I only said "Here we go" and I am an engineer by the way.
                      Rear footpeg did have a bracket welded to it to mount the silencer but a new one was fabricated by PO, as was the chain guard.
                      ROB321 is a better option as not only do I loose the centre stand but also the side stand has to be moved.
                      "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

                      • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
                      • Ohlins Rear Shock
                      • F2 front wheel
                      • VFR750 rear wheel
                      • Hiperform seat&headers
                      • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
                      • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by Swipe
                        Looks great. I love that chain guard. Is it custom/home made or are they purchasable online?

                        EDIT: Looking closer, is that actually a hugger?
                        yup its a hugger! I think Hord can supply you one!or try http://www.cbr1000rr.org/HawkParts.htm. sorry for





                        cheers
                        Robs

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                          #13
                          JR:
                          -Just that the picture you posted, showed a really good example of a (custom?) left exit system, but no info about what it is or where to get it. I think Kat was looking for something 'bolt-on'. -Just suspected you were a techie as well.
                          I continue to admire your work, and the progress on your Hawk
                          I think the Robs321 system is the ultimate left exit system period.
                          -I'm sorry....I did not know she was your sister.
                          -If Buckleys cold mixture went rancid......how would anybody know????
                          -Dont piss off the quiet guy with the chain saw.

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                            #14
                            No its not a "Custom Home made" exhaust.. Can you see the sticker on the silencer????????
                            "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

                            • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
                            • Ohlins Rear Shock
                            • F2 front wheel
                            • VFR750 rear wheel
                            • Hiperform seat&headers
                            • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
                            • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by JR
                              No its not a "Custom Home made" exhaust.. Can you see the sticker on the silencer????????
                              i didnt have to read it.. you can tell its a D&D logo from a mile away.. LOL.

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