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Old 08-09-2013, 11:18 AM   #1
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Anyone can shorten my carbon fiber exhaust?

I need to shorten my carbon fiber leo vince sbk can. Its a lil too long imo and too quite. I need it about 3-4 in shorter. Theres a rash on the metal band near one rivet.. Buts not that bad. Anyone do this? I would but i dont have the time and tools to doit. Thanks
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:21 AM   #2
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:30 AM   #4
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Tony1k is a cool dude, met him at the track once. Also CraigRR does it, seen a couple jobs by him. did good
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:44 AM   #5
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I haven't seen CF shortening, what's involved? I'd assume some kind of sealant/epoxy at one end.

If it were me, I'd sell your leo and buy something loud.
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I haven't seen CF shortening, what's involved? I'd assume some kind of sealant/epoxy at one end.

If it were me, I'd sell your leo and buy something loud.
rivets, gun rivet, chop saw, painter tape, measuring tape, pencil, drill, drill bits and a beer or 2 did mine on my k5 600 and hayabusa exhaust noise level is great
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:52 AM   #7
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Ive been through at least 7 slip ons on my 1000rr. I got this for a steal so ill just keep it. Haha. Yeah ive met tony1k. Traded him a full akrapovic. Ill give them a pm soon
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rivets, gun rivet, chop saw, painter tape, measuring tape, pencil, drill, drill bits and a beer or 2 did mine on my k5 600 and hayabusa exhaust noise level is great
You dont have to worry about the threads splitting or cracks once the can is cut?
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It's all bonded. I don't see why it should be a concern
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You dont have to worry about the threads splitting or cracks once the can is cut?
I used a nice thick layer of painters tape to keep ends for fraying up and or cracking this is where patience is KEY take your time cutting down
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But I'd imagine sealing the end of the cut wouldn't be a bad thing.
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Cf isnt too hard, fine tooth and sharp blade.

I want to shorten my yoshi can, got the full system so swapping it out seems almost pointless.


Lmk if you find someone, I have tools but want to see someone try on yours first. LoL
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I found this site http://www.gsxr.com/showthread.php?t=47279 when looking it up to cut my own.

Here's another with pics http://www.gsxr.com/showthread.php?t=69697
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Carbon fiber is easier to cut and shorten then aluminium; almost like cutting plastic or fiberglass(duh resin based.)

Take your time, if the blade is catching(not cut off wheel but hacksaw) especially on the last few inches, put more pressure and run the hacksaw blade with the teeth not abruptly against it.

The edge only needs to be smooth to prevent chipping from external sources. The heat and pressure from the pulses will be concentrated where the end of the cap meet the carbon fiber about an inch from the end.

My recommendation would be to unshield the whole muffler, cut on the side not by the tip. You save your emblem, keep the edge most visible clean. As for the inner suppression tube, cut/rivot/sleeve whatever works to keep it intact and structural.

You'll get more appreciation out of modding it slowly yourself if you're willing to take on the challenge. Posting pics are a great way to inspire others.
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