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Old 7 Aug 2006
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Replacement exhaust system for XT600E

As we all know, the original steel exhaust and downpipe for the XT600E is heavy, cheap, rusting and very restrictive.

Can anyone recommend a replacment full system which will give more power without shaking the windows ??

Must be stainless so rust free !!
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Ted,

Ive just replaced my OE system with a stainless steel Laser produro end can and a set of stainless steel headers.

Dont think they make much difference in the power but you do save on weight.

I bought them mail order from M and P in Swansea.

Hope this helps

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How much and do they sound nice?
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DAM DAM DAM and drat !!

Iv just gone to remove the headers and 2 of the exhaust studs are snapped and the others VERY coroded.

Suppose its an oppurtunity to replace them with quality stainless steel studs and brass Dome nuts like i was going to.

These guys do the downpipes too, OEM so fit the standard can.

http://www.quillexhausts.com/priceli...s.php?type=OEM
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Ted,

Ive just replaced my OE system with a stainless steel Laser produro end can and a set of stainless steel headers.

Dont think they make much difference in the power but you do save on weight.

I bought them mail order from M and P in Swansea.

Hope this helps

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I jsut checked the M&P website.. They say they are only for the 95-96 XT600E. I thought they were all the same !! right ??

How do you find the quality Ian ?? will they last a RTW trip ??

How loud are they ?? Ta
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For information - I fitted Motad stainless pipes to my 03 model. They fitted the standard silencer ok, but I had to spread the two front pipes as they were on the wrong centres (too close together by a couple of mm.). I've had similar problems with Motad when I put a system on a Honda VFR. In both cases the company's inspection procedures were poor as simple dimensional checks would have identified the problems. I went with Motad second time as I couldn't find anyone else. Luckily I have a strong workbench and a good vice as I had to put a bit of weight on to pull the exhaust connections away from each other. Quill may be better - I don't know. (I have no connections with either company).
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Ted,

I phoned M and P and ordered a set for an 02 model, they fit okay.

If i remember correctly it was 95/96 on the website but they fit my 02 model fine.

As Boxer states a wee bit tight getting the headers into the cylinder head exhaust ports.

They seem to be good quality, just needed to modify the heat shield to fit correctly. The holes in the heat shield needed a bit of work with a round file.

I reckon they would be fine on a long trip, much better than the standard items.

One small point, where the end can meets the headers, on the OE set up there is a bolt which attaches the system to the frame. On the Laser set up there is no provison made for this bolt.

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Ted,

I phoned M and P and ordered a set for an 02 model, they fit okay.

If i remember correctly it was 95/96 on the website but they fit my 02 model fine.

As Boxer states a wee bit tight getting the headers into the cylinder head exhaust ports.

They seem to be good quality, just needed to modify the heat shield to fit correctly. The holes in the heat shield needed a bit of work with a round file.

I reckon they would be fine on a long trip, much better than the standard items.

One small point, where the end can meets the headers, on the OE set up there is a bolt which attaches the system to the frame. On the Laser set up there is no provison made for this bolt.

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What brand were your headers Ian ??

Motad ?? lazor do the exhaust pipe and "link pipe"

I though the exhaust was only 2 pieces, the headers and the silencer.

Did you get the road or the race lazor system ?? how loud is it ??

Thanks again and sorry for all the questions. More info the better
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Have you tried these guys ;
http://www.gazbike.demon.co.uk/index.htm

Gazelle - they made a couple of exhausts for me when I lived in Wales , good quality stuff and very definately stainless steel .
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As we all know, the original steel exhaust and downpipe for the XT600E is heavy, cheap, rusting and very restrictive.

Can anyone recommend a replacment full system which will give more power without shaking the windows ??

Must be stainless so rust free !!
Arrow PD Replica. Very good exhaust pipe, much better than Laser
Produro in performances.
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So... you guys with the straight through pipes (no baffle eg Arrow).

Did you require a jet change ?? Im guessing the bike will run a little lean now with the straight through pipe.
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hi ted im in need of a complete new system for a 2002 xt 600e and was looking at these
http://www.predatorexhausts.com/hermes/shop/178,1,20

just wondering wht yas all make of these

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Thumbs up Arrow

Hello chaps, i have an 1995 XT 600E and have replaced the the dirty great lump of rusty metal that mr Yamaha passes off as an exhaust for an Arrow pipe that is at least half the weight/size and sounds more like the bike should sound.
On the down side, it is stamped " not for road use" but has been buffed out using Autosol and a dremmel, its not too loud as to get any un welcome attention from mr Plod and i have kept the old one for for the mot, but the new one went thru without any problem.
I do think there is a baffel in there some where ? as you can take the end cap off the pipe and then it sounds like a tank and makes the windows shake !
You pays your money and takes your pick, but the Arrow is nice.
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i have motad stainless downpipes and lazer pro'duro can, both for earlier models, on my '97 XT600E and it all went together very well. assemble it loosely and then when you have it all where you want it pinch it up. (the rear pipe on the can is VERY close to the inside of the frame, 2-3mm, but has never touched or been any problem in 5 years). the steel is pretty soft stuff so you can always give it some scottish adjustment with your foot
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arrow can

I had the Arrow race can on my 2003 Xt for a few months last year and found it just too loud for everyday riding, had 2 police officers who also agreed! It was a lovely bit of kit, well made and looked great did not rejet and performance did not change. Have now got the original "thing" back on but was looking at other road cans have checked out laser and the predator. Has anyone seen the DEP road can for the XT???? and I am sure I saw CRD make some header pipes has anyone got any experience of them?
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