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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-10-2018, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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Hi has anyone changed the exhaust to remove the cat, drop the weight? Here in Ireland there are no annual NCT's/MOT's for motorcycles so emissions is not an issue?
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I'm not intending to be a jerk, or some environmentalist activist, and I understand the performance and handling aspects of what you are asking. But I believe that all forms of pollution are always a concern, for all of us. Or at least they should be.

You have already paid for the catalytic converter, why not keep it installed so your bike produces a little less pollution when you ride it? It won't cost you anything extra to keep it, and your V is plenty fun to ride as it is. Could it be better? Sure it could be. But life is about choices and compromises. I've chosen to ride my V to work 3.5 seasons to reduce my expenses, as well as my carbon footprint, when compared to driving our small SUV that I drive during the worst of the winter months.

Might I suggest a different modification that will have a greater change to your bike? A light weight battery such as a Lithium battery. This will make a more significant change to your bike's handling as it is much higher in the frame than the exhaust system. The bike will feel much more nimble. Similar to how it feels when the fuel tank is almost empty, as compared to full.

Just a suggestion for consideration.

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Hi Dave,
thanks for your thoughts, already done the battery thing.
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Hi has anyone changed the exhaust to remove the cat, drop the weight? Here in Ireland there are no annual NCT's/MOT's for motorcycles so emissions is not an issue?
All input appreciated.
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There are lots of guys on the UK Versys 1000 form that have done it. Heres a link to a thread that might interest you..https://www.versys1000.com/index.php/topic,18553.0.html

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