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Exhaust fooler and plastic saver

Discussion in 'SideWinder Trail Talk' started by synaptic3e, Jan 5, 2020.


  1. synaptic3e

    synaptic3e Extreme

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    So I made a couple parts... I did a thing... to fix some things that bug me.

    First I needed to stop my plastics from melting. So I made a nice little exhaust panel so I won’t have that problem anymore:

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    Next I’ve had this little issue with my exhaust being slightly louder than stock. I run a modified stock exhaust which has a 3” opening. Now I’ve been stopped a couple times but once I remove my side panel all is good. I’ve heard others had their exit pipes measured so...
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    Hopefully no more issues with either this season...
     
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  3. ryama

    ryama Pro

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    I'm impressed with your ingenuity. Good job on your fab skills and solutions to problems. Now I wonder how long until someone ask for you to make these for them ??
     
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  4. IH8CROWS

    IH8CROWS Expert

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    Also impressed!
    I run 3inch stock modified outlet
     
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  5. stevewithOCD

    stevewithOCD Yamaha Wannabe Lifetime VIP Member

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    I see where you went with this.
    You're trying to beat "the Man" that's trying to oppress us.

    We'll call it the SFPF or Synaptic Fish Police Fooler
     
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  6. synaptic3e

    synaptic3e Extreme

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    Thanks,
    To be fair... this is what I do for a living. I build road course cars, rally cars, drag cars, show cars, etc.
     
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  7. SideHogger

    SideHogger Expert

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    Ok... I'll be the first. Where, when, how, why? I've had the same melting problem since day one with D&D mod stock muffler. Of course, they say, I'm the only one that has had this issue. Nice to know it's not only me. Want to solve this and the exhaust measuring issue which we all know is B......t. Should be decibel reading for noise.
     
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  8. ryama

    ryama Pro

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    Well I wonder if the melting problem is tune specific. I ran TD Powertrail with there Stock modified exhaust and never had any melting what so ever. Switch to stock exhaust with SM 16 for this year. Are you guys with this melting issue in a high horsepower tune?
     
  9. synaptic3e

    synaptic3e Extreme

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    I think the TD power trail has a smaller exhaust opening? Mine is a 3” opening... but you might be on to something regarding the tune. At the time I was running the Dynojet Power Commander. I have since switched to TD... but I also had the problem of big plastic gouges from rocks and branches so for me it was a win on all counts. In fact I was thinking of drawing up the other side too. Like skid plates for the plastics.
     
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  10. SideHogger

    SideHogger Expert

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    Running D&D 255hp tune. Which I understand now is a Hurricane tune.
     
  11. KnappAttack

    KnappAttack 24X ISR World Drag Racing Champion VIP Member

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    I've never seen a machine melt like that before! Not even close, and I have a a lot of machines come thru here.

    That thing was running hot or perhaps the outlet was just too short.
     
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  12. yamamarc

    yamamarc VIP Member VIP Member

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    Nice work!!
     
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  13. snowbeast

    snowbeast TY 4 Stroke God

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    Ya I am with Mike on this one to,never seen such heat as that from any tunes,poo,cat,or Yamaha,man that must of smelled awful,plus looks like it almost caught fire,glad you modified that bottom bro,it could of cost you your life.
     
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  14. jonlafon1

    jonlafon1 TY 4 Stroke God

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    Same here with TD for 7500 miles. No major melting. I DID HAVE to replace the rubber gasket as it was worn out and I had one slight spot where pipe was hitting plastic panel because gasket was worn. This spot showed very slight melting. Nothing close to the pic from this post up top.
     
  15. STAIN

    STAIN Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    I like the exhaust outlet. My buddy did the same on hos 1100T. Clever.
     
  16. scooterwj

    scooterwj VIP Member VIP Member

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    I had my side panel melt just next to the exhaust but I believe it's because I had a turbo boost leak
     

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