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    Thanks BTT! I'm thinking to chop 3". 15" down to 12". I don't want it too loud. CF is messy to cut. I'll have something to show on the next update.

    Thanks Petree D for that tip. I'll work on it soon. But yes, it is about 8" off. I allowed 2.5" of straight after the first bend to mount the muffler. But I'll start w 6" cut off. You can go shorter but you can't go longer.
    Eric Y.
    1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
    https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


    2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
    Detroit, MI

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      Looking good.

      What did the motor make??
      Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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        Originally Posted by frinesi2 View Post
        I'd cut the carbon can. It'll looks way cooler than aluminum. Not like they're rare or historic, anyway.

        And the pipe cut location looks about right but the old timers can say for sure.

        I used the choke assembly from a vtr1000. I need yo shorten the cables a tiny bit but it works as is with some careful routing. The push/pull knob is mounted on a bracket attached to the top front crossmember on the left side, and is accessed between the branch of the frame on the left side.
        Cool, I'll cut the can. I agree CF is better looking. It'll match the front fender anyway. I was originally thinking I don't want to hack something I paid mucho money for.

        For the cable, I'll look at a cbr900rr choke cable. The early versions are similar to the VTR that you used. I also like the push-pull setup over the handlebar lever.
        Eric Y.
        1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
        https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

        https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


        2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
        https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
        Detroit, MI

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          The beauty of C.F. can is they won't get hot enough to burn you ... warm but not blistering hot.
          "Hawk Porn" http://picasaweb.google.com/11124379...eat=directlink 1990 NT650-Penske 8981, Race-tech Springs & Gold Valves, Steve Lenac six-piston caliper & EBC rotor,SS Brake lines Ft / Rear lines through SSA ,VFR brake lever, F2 front wheel, F-120/70 R-160/60 Dunlop Roadsmart, Full-Supertrapp Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet kit, K&N Filter, Corbin Seat, Pro-Tec Clip-On's/ Past Rides...1986 VFR700F2 Interceptor / 1979 Yamaha Rd400 Daytona Special

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            Originally Posted by SPA View Post
            The beauty of C.F. can is they won't get hot enough to burn you ... warm but not blistering hot.
            I have a scar on my leg that disagrees with you.

            WW
            "It's better to burn out, than to fade away.

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              That's just because SPA's skin has probably turned to leather from all that sunshine.
              '89 Hawk a.k.a. The RallyHawk (my son's now!) | '89 Hawk a.k.a. The Deuce | Spare Parts/Dented Learner Bike | '13 Tacoma | '69 Falcon (currently getting reassembled! )

              I've spent most of my money on women, beer, cars and motorcycles. The rest of it I just wasted.

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                OK, enough banter - although, it was funny & informative at the same time! You guys crack me up!

                I got impatient (again) and cut the mid-piipe about 7" from the end. The problem now is that the oval section is too big and hits the rearset. I had to put the midpipe mounting tab behind the frame bolt hole in order to clear the rearset, which is not ideal. Now that it's cut too short for this muffler, I have no choice but to just get a different muffler. It has to be a cone shaped muffler, like a Tyga, in order to clear the rearset. I'm a bit pissed and had to walk away from the mess.
                Last edited by eyhonda; 07-06-2017, 07:52 AM.
                Eric Y.
                1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
                https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

                https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


                2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
                https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
                Detroit, MI

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                  Originally Posted by 6 View Post
                  Looking good.

                  What did the motor make??
                  It was not fired up yet. I'll take it back to Hord when it's up and running to get it dyno tuned.
                  Last edited by eyhonda; 07-06-2017, 07:52 AM.
                  Eric Y.
                  1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
                  https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

                  https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


                  2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
                  https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
                  Detroit, MI

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                    Originally Posted by eyhonda View Post
                    OK, enough banter - although, it was funny & informative at the same time! You guys crack me up!

                    I got impatient (again) and cut the mid-piipe about 7" from the end. The problem now is that the oval section is too big and hits the rearset. I had to put the midpipe mounting tab behind the frame bolt hole in order to clear the rearset, which is not ideal. Now that it's cut too short for this muffler, I have no choice but to just get a different muffler. It has to be a cone shaped muffler, like a Tyga, in order to clear the rearset. I'm a bit pissed and had to walk away from the mess.
                    holy shit, 7"-off! your a braver man than I

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                      Brave or just dumb? There's nothing that can't be fixed (we all hope)... At least, the muffler is still in one piece!
                      Eric Y.
                      1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
                      https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

                      https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


                      2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
                      https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
                      Detroit, MI

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                        Would a Supertrapp work? I am planning on getting an M4 carbon to replace this.
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                          Originally Posted by eyhonda View Post
                          Brave or just dumb? There's nothing that can't be fixed (we all hope)... At least, the muffler is still in one piece!
                          I have a friend who describes that as, "big balls or little brain". It is usually normal, to big, sized both.
                          The planning gets passed between the two controllers.

                          It's the excitement and enthusiasm of a build which can take you to the "oh shit" moment when you see the detail you weren't considering.
                          Been there...a lot....it's not all about following directions....it's about problem solving.

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                            Originally Posted by cloud09 View Post

                            I have a friend who describes that as, "big balls or little brain". It is usually normal, to big, sized both.
                            The planning gets passed between the two controllers.

                            It's the excitement and enthusiasm of a build which can take you to the "oh shit" moment when you see the detail you weren't considering.
                            Been there...a lot....it's not all about following directions....it's about problem solving.
                            Meh...personally I've never made such a mistake

                            WW
                            "It's better to burn out, than to fade away.

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                              So I'm thinking.... maybe take the cutoff piece, remove a section of straight and weld it back on using a section of pipe (inner or outer?)?? At least the other bend might help align the muffler and clear the rearset.

                              Eric Y.
                              1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
                              https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

                              https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


                              2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
                              https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
                              Detroit, MI

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                                Originally Posted by wildwhl View Post

                                Meh...personally I've never made such a mistake

                                WW
                                You're not helping!!
                                Eric Y.
                                1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
                                https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

                                https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


                                2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
                                https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
                                Detroit, MI

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