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post #1 of 22 Old 01-10-2007, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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K7/K7abs Exhaust Mod

I decided since nobody makes an exhaust for the K7 yet, I would try this mod, kind of like the mod on the 1k mufflers. I usually don't have much luck with muffler mods, but this turned out really good, not to loud and a deep tone. First I had to cut the tiny weld off of the button head screws that hold on the end cap with a die grinder. You very carefully cut the button head side of the weld, back on the button head a little so if you go a little to deep the new button head screw will cover it up. When you get almost through you can pop the screw loose with a good allen wrench.

Then I used a 1 1/4" hole saw to cut three holes. Then I painted the holes with high temp header paint in flat black.

Then I put the end cap back on with new button head screws.

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I would LOVE to hear a sound file.

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I would LOVE to hear a sound file.
I wish I was smart enough to put one on here for you.

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I wish I was smart enough to put one on here for you.

Looks good. I'd not thought of that. Do you think if I called you on the phone, you could make the sound of the before and after sounds using just your voice. I'd give you a few minutes to warm up the vocal cords to get the melody of the pipes about right : ))

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Cut the pea shooter off and you will complete the modification. You probably should have tried that first, I have heard of several satisfied people who have done only that.

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Looks good. I'd not thought of that. Do you think if I called you on the phone, you could make the sound of the before and after sounds using just your voice. I'd give you a few minutes to warm up the vocal cords to get the melody of the pipes about right : ))

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Good JDP, real good, and thats probably the ONLY way they will get a sound clip out of me. Bruuuum bruuuum, hows that sound.

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Cut the pea shooter off and you will complete the modification. You probably should have tried that first, I have heard of several satisfied people who have done only that.

I thought about that Brian, but thought it would be to loud. It would look better though. I thought the holes around the edge under the end cap would give me a little tone and still retain a small amount of back pressure. I have had Staintunes and Scorpions on all my SV650's (4) and it comes closer to the Staintune with the baffle out and the Scorpion being a little louder IMO. I have a Saintune ordered but it might take a couple months to get it. I haven't been able to ride it down the road because of the weather but it sounds pretty good in the garage. If it sounds as good on the road I'll have to think real hard about the Staintune, although looks will play a big part in it.

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Good JDP, real good, and thats probably the ONLY way they will get a sound clip out of me. Bruuuum bruuuum, hows that sound.
That does sound pretty darn good. BTW, you said you painted the holes. I can't quite picture how the paint stays on the holes, but I will get it in time, hehe. Is this to prevent corrosion or the metal-my guess.

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'member when wile e. coyote would paint holes on rocks and roadrunner would go right thru them ?? same thing......honest!!

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