De-cat link pipe

Post Reply
mogas64
500cc
500cc
Posts: 128
Joined: Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:45 pm
Country: England
City: Leamington Spa
Year: 2016
Model: SMT
Location: Warwickshire

De-cat link pipe

Post by mogas64 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:19 am

Would anyone be able to tell me if I fitted a Bodis de cat link pipe would I need to remap the fuelling? I already have an Austin Racing slip on end can ( very loud), thanks in advance. Oh btw it's a 2016. Super Duke R 1290 special edition .
Current bike, 2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Edizione Speciale, with lots of spangly bits and a private plate Fnarr Fnarr !!!🇬🇧

Newjerseyduke
675cc
675cc
Posts: 227
Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:31 pm
Country: Usa
City: Riverdale , NJ
Year: 2015

Re: De-cat link pipe

Post by Newjerseyduke » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:02 pm

As far as I know, removing catalytic converter makes a remap mandatory.
2015 SDR 1290

User avatar
HDKAWKTM
Supporter
Supporter
Posts: 222
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:34 am
Country: usa
City: clemson
Year: 2015

Re: De-cat link pipe

Post by HDKAWKTM » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:54 pm

I would load the akra map for sure.
Current Stable: 2015 SDR, 2013 Kawasaki Concours 14, 2011 Harley Ultra Limited "Clemson Tigers NCAA Football National Champs" :mrgreen:

Adoligy69
250cc
250cc
Posts: 46
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:47 am
Country: Australia
City: Gold Coast
Year: 2017
Colour: Black

Re: De-cat link pipe

Post by Adoligy69 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:18 am

HDKAWKTM wrote:I would load the akra map for sure.
+ 1 on that

mogas64
500cc
500cc
Posts: 128
Joined: Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:45 pm
Country: England
City: Leamington Spa
Year: 2016
Model: SMT
Location: Warwickshire

Re: De-cat link pipe

Post by mogas64 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:35 am

Actually after looking at people that have ditched the cat on places like you tube I think I will leave it at the mo, it's a bit, if it ain't broke don't fix sort of thing, I think you can get a bit carried away with all the after market stuff and maybe ruin it a bit, well just a thought anyway.
Current bike, 2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Edizione Speciale, with lots of spangly bits and a private plate Fnarr Fnarr !!!🇬🇧

User avatar
HDKAWKTM
Supporter
Supporter
Posts: 222
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:34 am
Country: usa
City: clemson
Year: 2015

Re: De-cat link pipe

Post by HDKAWKTM » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:03 pm

Mogas,

I love my SDR since it has had cat removed (Remus decat and ti-can), that along with the Akra/Evo map K/N air filter and SAS pulled runs so smooth and sounds awesome. The total cost to make these changes was easily under 1k, did all the work myself other than load of the map which was 60 bucks. I have been riding for 45 years now and with these changes its the most fun bike I have ever had the pleasure to own or even ride. I had a Buell XB12 STT that was next best but not nearly the power.

Handling was on par though, Erik Buell can build a bike! :mrgreen:
Current Stable: 2015 SDR, 2013 Kawasaki Concours 14, 2011 Harley Ultra Limited "Clemson Tigers NCAA Football National Champs" :mrgreen:

User avatar
5150 Pops
Supporter
Supporter
Posts: 262
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:10 am
Country: USA
City: NORTH CHESTERFIELD
Year: 2015
Colour: Black
Location: USA Virginia

Re: De-cat link pipe

Post by 5150 Pops » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:11 pm

mogas64 wrote:Actually after looking at people that have ditched the cat on places like you tube I think I will leave it at the mo, it's a bit, if it ain't broke don't fix sort of thing, I think you can get a bit carried away with all the after market stuff and maybe ruin it a bit, well just a thought anyway.
Yes, you certainly could, but it's a matter of self control.

User avatar
HDKAWKTM
Supporter
Supporter
Posts: 222
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:34 am
Country: usa
City: clemson
Year: 2015

Re: De-cat link pipe

Post by HDKAWKTM » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:55 pm

5150 Pops wrote:
mogas64 wrote:Actually after looking at people that have ditched the cat on places like you tube I think I will leave it at the mo, it's a bit, if it ain't broke don't fix sort of thing, I think you can get a bit carried away with all the after market stuff and maybe ruin it a bit, well just a thought anyway.
Yes, you certainly could, but it's a matter of self control.

That must be my problem Pops I have no self control! I blame it on that!
Current Stable: 2015 SDR, 2013 Kawasaki Concours 14, 2011 Harley Ultra Limited "Clemson Tigers NCAA Football National Champs" :mrgreen:

Bagsweat
125cc
125cc
Posts: 36
Joined: Mon May 01, 2017 11:40 pm
Country: Canada
City: Vancouver
Year: 2017
Colour: Black

Re: De-cat link pipe

Post by Bagsweat » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:24 pm

HDKAWKTM wrote:Mogas,

I love my SDR since it has had cat removed (Remus decat and ti-can), that along with the Akra/Evo map K/N air filter and SAS pulled runs so smooth and sounds awesome. The total cost to make these changes was easily under 1k, did all the work myself other than load of the map which was 60 bucks. I have been riding for 45 years now and with these changes its the most fun bike I have ever had the pleasure to own or even ride. I had a Buell XB12 STT that was next best but not nearly the power.

Handling was on par though, Erik Buell can build a bike! :mrgreen:
See, this seems doable and the right combination. Although I'm going with Bodis, (insert can here), SAS delete, intake and/or high flow filter + Akra tune.

What I'm hearing you say is you never lost any bottom end, don't throw any codes, and the wonderful fuelling that was already there has been improved upon. Correct?

What year is yours? I'm on a '17 and a tad hesitant much like the poster above.

User avatar
HDKAWKTM
Supporter
Supporter
Posts: 222
Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:34 am
Country: usa
City: clemson
Year: 2015

Re: De-cat link pipe

Post by HDKAWKTM » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:41 pm

Bags
Mine is a 15 and I been riding bikes a long time and mine feels stronger to me, way smoother as well. I would make this change if Mine was a 17. I would not do the high dollar intake swap since I don't want the noise that comes with it per all I have read and the akra map does not take into account that drastic of a change i would bet. Mine really smoothed out when the SAS was removed for sure. Never had it on a dyno and no plans to do so since I feel it's perfect now, 3-4 hp for another 600 to 1k is not worth it and heck more changes may hurt, its a chance I dont want to make.
Current Stable: 2015 SDR, 2013 Kawasaki Concours 14, 2011 Harley Ultra Limited "Clemson Tigers NCAA Football National Champs" :mrgreen:

User avatar
5150 Pops
Supporter
Supporter
Posts: 262
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:10 am
Country: USA
City: NORTH CHESTERFIELD
Year: 2015
Colour: Black
Location: USA Virginia

Re: De-cat link pipe

Post by 5150 Pops » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:12 am

HDKAWKTM wrote:
5150 Pops wrote:
mogas64 wrote:Actually after looking at people that have ditched the cat on places like you tube I think I will leave it at the mo, it's a bit, if it ain't broke don't fix sort of thing, I think you can get a bit carried away with all the after market stuff and maybe ruin it a bit, well just a thought anyway.
Yes, you certainly could, but it's a matter of self control.

That must be my problem Pops I have no self control! I blame it on that!
Don't get me wrong, I never said I possessed any.

Post Reply