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Pipewerx Titanium Can

Post by Nuts » Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:48 am

Fitted a Pipewerx titanium slip-on last night to replace the stock unit. Took all of 5 minutes and it looks great (IMHO).

My requirements were:
- titanium.
- small, light & low ... all about how it looks, really.
- improve the tone without getting too loud.
- affordable.

Unfortunately I can't afford an Austin Racing low boy system nor would I stay on civil terms with my city neighbours leaving home at 0600 with any of the sexy-looking de-cat systems.

I came close on the Racefit Growler (+ dB killer) but the thing that sold me on the Pipewerx was that it's small and light enough not to need a hanger bracket, so I'll be able to lose the passenger pegs as well. That the can is only held on by the clamp might end up being its undoing, but only time will tell.

The bonus is that is was also less expensive. Nevertheless it's quality materials, nicely put together and well finished. It's a very simple design. And I mean that as a compliment.

Fitting it was a piece of piss.... I've been complaining about stripped threads and things on the bike in another topic, and I confess that the fact that the screw and cage nut on the slip-on clamp is cheap zinc-coat kind of pisses me off too on a bike this expensive. I'll be fitting a stainless pair at some point.

Anyway I rode to work today and am delighted by the pipe. I know that at best, any performance difference from a slip-on is likely to be so negligible to be unnoticeable on the street, but She did suddenly feel more responsive than the day before. Even if it is just in my own imagination, that ain't a bad thing.

And the sound is great. Only slightly louder than stock, and still got the SDR's tractor-like rumble, but with a more gruff undertone, especially around 4 - 5k rpm. It has a terrific grumble when you ease off the throttle and it hasn't lost the crackle and pop on hard decel which is some thing I like. Happily She still sounds like a KTM and didn't turn into a Ducati. If I ever decide I (and the neighbours) can handle more volume and more throat, I'd love to try it with the Bodis de-cat... but I can't really see that happening.

Best of all though, I reckon it looks sh1t-hot. I'll take a pic on the weekend and post.

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Re: Pipewerx Titanium Can

Post by kevxtx » Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:10 pm

Any photo's.

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Re: Pipewerx Titanium Can

Post by Danish-Rider » Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:13 pm

Here are some of mine, it's the stainless version
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Re: Pipewerx Titanium Can

Post by Nuts » Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:06 pm

Hey D-R Nice carbon! Is that motocomposites?
Kev, I'll put a pic of my titanium version up when I get back home but it looks pretty much like Danish's.

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Re: Pipewerx Titanium Can

Post by Nuts » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:55 am

Ti version:
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Post by DukeNukem » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:53 pm

This pipewerx can looks great....loud as hell I bet.
I like the taper,kinda reminds me of the Akrapovic prototype raper!!!

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Re: Pipewerx Titanium Can

Post by Nuts » Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:48 pm

DukeNukem wrote:This pipewerx can looks great....loud as hell I bet.
I like the taper,kinda reminds me of the Akrapovic prototype raper!!!
With the baffle in is has a nice rumble. Slightly louder than stock, but not much. I haven't tried to remove the baffle yet. I imaging you are right, without it it will be loud.

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Post by DukeNukem » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:43 pm

Looks like you're still running the CAT.It won't be much louder until you remove the CAT....then it'll be mental

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Post by 1290 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:47 am

Nice pipe but the AR still rules in looks and sound

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Post by Nuts » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:49 am

DukeNukem wrote:Looks like you're still running the CAT.It won't be much louder until you remove the CAT....then it'll be mental
Yup, I am. I have neighbours and I start work early, so removing the cat is not really an option. Sadly.

I have to say after a few days riding I am loving the sound of the pipe, regardless. It's got a really nice throaty sound. No obnoxious, still definitely a KTM SDR (not trying to be some other bike) but more gruff and rumbling. Just what I was hoping for.

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Post by DukeNukem » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:59 am

Another happy customer!!:)

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Re: Pipewerx Titanium Can

Post by Nuts » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:08 am

1290 wrote:Nice pipe but the AR still rules in looks and sound

Thanks, mate. I'm looking forward to heading down to Taralga to hear your AR beast. I couldn't afford the AR so for one third the price of the AR slip-on, I'm pretty happy with the Pipewerx so far. Hopefully that
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feeling lasts a while :)

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Re: Pipewerx Titanium Can

Post by Nuts » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:15 am

Update time, having done a thousand clicks or so with the Ti pipe.

Still grinning.

The last couple of hundred with the baffle out. Lordy it sounds effing awesome without it but need ear plugs in after the first half an hour.

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Post by Joe1290 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:34 pm

Looks great and always a bonus when you like the sound. :D

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Post by Spider69 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:03 pm

Did you have to use any silicone to seal it or did it fit just right without? I'm gonna get one, think they're bang on!

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Re: Pipewerx Titanium Can

Post by Stark » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:09 pm

Looks like a good cheap alternative, but what is stopping rain droplets from entering the pipe ?

It's hard to tell without seeing it in person, but it kind of looks like a rain-catcher. :?

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Post by Nuts » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:18 pm

It gets hot. Water that enters just evaporates. I ride in the rain often and no problems. The thing I don't really like is the single galvanised screw and cage nut (ktm original equipment) which makes the mechanical fastening. That will corrode quite quick. Replacing all the SDRs fasteners with stainless or titanium is on my (eventual) list.

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Re: Pipewerx Titanium Can

Post by Nuts » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:19 pm

Spider69 wrote:Did you have to use any silicone to seal it or did it fit just right without? I'm gonna get one, think they're bang on!

I put silicone sealant but you could probably get away without.

I recommend running without the baffle if you'll get away with it in your jurisdiction. Just sounds better.

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Post by Stark » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:15 pm

Nuts wrote:It gets hot. Water that enters just evaporates. I ride in the rain often and no problems. The thing I don't really like is the single galvanised screw and cage nut (ktm original equipment) which makes the mechanical fastening. That will corrode quite quick. Replacing all the SDRs fasteners with stainless or titanium is on my (eventual) list.

Yeah good point. I was just afraid the packing chamber would get water-logged. I guess it's not really a concern unless it's torrential rain and your stuck in traffic.

I might actually consider this pipe just for the weight savings and the potential to remove the pillion pegs.

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Re: Pipewerx Titanium Can

Post by Nuts » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:16 am

Stark wrote:
I might actually consider this pipe just for the weight savings and the potential to remove the pillion pegs.

Yup my pillion pegs are long gone and they are weighty too.

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