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Old 02-11-2011, 11:52 AM   #1
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Shortening your can...

Has anybody shortened their cans? The motorcycle that I am in the process of buying has a shortened can. The man that I am buying the bike from likes to shorten cans. I asked him why and he said that he did it for performance and cosmetic reasons. I can buy the cosmetic but not so much about the performance gains. It's always been my understanding that shortening the can is usually done for these three reasons... riding wheelies, cosmetic, and enhanced sound. Anyone have any experience with this?

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Old 02-11-2011, 12:01 PM   #2
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Drill the rivets. Try like to pull the end cap off (inlet side), wrap it with tape after you measure how much you want to cut off. Then cut it (dremel, hacksaw). Also have to cut the tube inside to match. Slide the endcap back in. Drill the holes out, then rivet it back together.. BTW rivet guns are stupid cheap at harbor freight, and are actually decent.

I did it to my yoshi carbon fiber pipe on my 06 gsxr 1000. Came out really good.
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I'm curious as to why the frame has been painted or powdercoated, but the swingarm has not, maybe cause its chrome and engraved? Who are you buying it from and how many miles? I wouldnt worry about the can being cut, not really gonna affect it performance wise, and he wasnt doing wheelies that would hit the tip of the can on that bike with a stretched swingarm.
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looks like by your bike list you better have theft insurance too!
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I'm curious as to why the frame has been painted or powdercoated, but the swingarm has not, maybe cause its chrome and engraved? Who are you buying it from and how many miles? I wouldnt worry about the can being cut, not really gonna affect it performance wise, and he wasnt doing wheelies that would hit the tip of the can on that bike with a stretched swingarm.
Haha. That's complicated but let me give you the gist of it... I'm buying from a small shop out of Hutto. 9700 miles. There are two swingarms for this bike. The origonal swingarm has also been powder-coated the same sparkle red. The mechanic did not like the look so he put this one on instead.

I'm not "concerned" about the can. I want to learn about the effects of it and it's true purpose.

Yup. Full coverage all the way. There's no other way to ride.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:24 PM   #6
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Drill the rivets. Try like to pull the end cap off (inlet side), wrap it with tape after you measure how much you want to cut off. Then cut it (dremel, hacksaw). Also have to cut the tube inside to match. Slide the endcap back in. Drill the holes out, then rivet it back together.. BTW rivet guns are stupid cheap at harbor freight, and are actually decent.

I did it to my yoshi carbon fiber pipe on my 06 gsxr 1000. Came out really good.
The D&D can has already been shortened. The bike is also a 2006. You said it came out good. What do you mean? Can you elaborate a little on that since we have the same bike with the same mod?
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Mine are shortened on both the 12 and 10. No wheelies, no performance increase (like either one of them needed that), strictly 100% for sound. Gave both of them a deeper, slightly louder moan.
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Mine are shortened on both the 12 and 10. No wheelies, no performance increase (like either one of them needed that), strictly 100% for sound. Gave both of them a deeper, slightly louder moan.
Great! Louder is what I am looking for. I'm a Deaf rider.
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Mine are shortened on both the 12 and 10. No wheelies, no performance increase (like either one of them needed that), strictly 100% for sound. Gave both of them a deeper, slightly louder moan.
+1 It's only for aesthetic and audible purposes unless you are riding circle wheelies! This is what mine looks like
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D&D's are way too long as sold
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:00 PM   #11
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D&D's are way too long as sold
I have never been impressed with the looks of the D&D can so upgrading somehow is always an option. Maybe remove the logo and powdercoat the can. I think their logo looks terrible. Getting a new one isn't out of the question either but this bike is tuned pretty good as is.
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I cut the can on my 04 750 track bike. Didn't feel any faster but it sure sounded a lot better.
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Don't know why my image didn't show up in the thread, must be the new server. Never had a problem before but since the switch I've had to resize just about everything AND I can't find my old posts or threads regarding this matter. Mods "fix "!
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