This is a discussion on Clubmans Installed within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; I've installed a set of clubmans on my seca and what a difference.
Not only to the look of the bike, but to the handling.
The new handlebars actually fixed a problem I had starting the bike!
Turns out that my choke was only half-engaging when the cable was at full... The new position of the bars must have put a little more strain on the cable because the choke operates fine now and the bike starts up great cold.
Nice looking bike there! A good start definitely with the clubmans, can't wait to see the seat on there.
Is that an Ontario sticker on your muffler?
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Hey Thanks. I'll post the pics when I get the seat on.
Actually it does say Ontario but it's not a sticker, it's the brand as far as I know... First time I've ever heard of it.
So, if this is what you were asking, no, I'm not from Ontario.
Still Canadian though, from Newfoundland.
On a side note - I'm thinking about shortening the exhaust can by about 3 - 4 inches.. anyone know what the effects of that would be?
Yeh, the back of your can will be closer to the front of your bike. LOL
quote:On a side note - I'm thinking about shortening the exhaust can by about 3 - 4 inches.. anyone know what the effects of that would be?
Probably be a bit louder, but that depends on how well you repack it. Don't think it should upset your jetting. Should give it more of a Streetfighter look.
Oh yeh, almost forgot.....I am from Ontario! Eh!
If tomorrow really is the first day of the rest of my life....does that mean all the shit I do today can't be held against me?
do the clubmans hit the tank in a full lock in either side? looks like they might.
One of the best exhasut tricks I saw was on a cb750F DOHC. The owner took a 4 into 1 aftermarket exhaust, cut off the muffler, and welded a monza dual outlet tip on it. Those who are not familar with monza tips, they are car exaust tips, usually used on ferraris but in the late 1980s people were putting them on everything. They are actually tuned for a specific sound using glass packed resonators, kinda like a cherry bomb (the exhaust not the firework). Since you have a slip on it would be easy for you to just slip off the can and slip on a dual outlet monza tip (so you have the second resonator to quiet the bike down at idle). It will be loud up top but livable down in the lower rpms and will look like you raped a ferrari for parts, in a streetfighter sort of way.
here is what a monza tip looks like:
and here is who makes them:
and where to get them:
Great looking bike! Huge improvement!!
Im thinking of doing something similar with a 2004 CB600F. Clubman, Cafe, or Drag bars. Your bike makes me think Clubman is the way to go.
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Nope, I can go all the way to lock on both sides without hitting the tank... With less than 1/4" from the choke lever to the paint on the left side.
o the clubmans hit the tank in a full lock in either side? looks like they might.
That was my guide, keep moving them down and forward until they JUST stop hitting.
I was going for the "can you ride that in a parking lot?" look.
Not sure what the dual tip deal would look like on my bike - the single looks cool - might have to try photoshopping it.
I was also considering tossing a reverse megaphone on there... or the stock exhaust off of my buddy's R6... but im not sure how either would sound.
Any more suggestions on a budget-wise pipe would be appreciated, one that is a little bit obnoxious (like a crotch rocket with an aftermarket can) but that I can still drive home at 4 AM and not wake the neighbours.
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