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    Black Widow Exhaust
    on: April 27, 2021, 09:11:58 am
    April 27, 2021, 09:11:58 am
    Has anyone else had issues with fitting Black Widow exhaust ? I tried to fit a 230mm GP model ,but alignment is terrible and looks like it needs loads of Firegum to get the joints to seal which I’m not happy about.
    The internal diameter of the silencer to link pipe seems way to big for a start.
    It’s a cheap exhaust I know ,but didn’t expect it to be this difficult to try and get it to fit.
    My bike is a 2016.
    True what they say I suppose , buy cheap buy twice 😬

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    Re: Black Widow Exhaust
    Reply #1 on: April 27, 2021, 07:15:50 pm
    April 27, 2021, 07:15:50 pm
    Didn’t have any probs with mine, got headers + end can, all a very snug fit, in fact when using gum very difficult to take apart again as I found out when trying to adjust a bit  :003:

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    Re: Black Widow Exhaust
    Reply #2 on: April 27, 2021, 08:56:20 pm
    April 27, 2021, 08:56:20 pm
    *Originally Posted by TartanX [+]
    Has anyone else had issues with fitting Black Widow exhaust ? I tried to fit a 230mm GP model ,but alignment is terrible and looks like it needs loads of Firegum to get the joints to seal which I’m not happy about.
    The internal diameter of the silencer to link pipe seems way to big for a start.
    It’s a cheap exhaust I know ,but didn’t expect it to be this difficult to try and get it to fit.
    My bike is a 2016.
    True what they say I suppose , buy cheap buy twice 😬

    Is it a Gen-1 "XR" specific item or just a generic muffler..??

    When you said "Black Widow Exhaust", I had full headers in my thinking, not just the muffler.

    Smithy.
    When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather....not screaming like the passengers in his car..!

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    Re: Black Widow Exhaust
    Reply #3 on: April 27, 2021, 09:12:07 pm
    April 27, 2021, 09:12:07 pm
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Is it a Gen-1 "XR" specific item or just a generic muffler..??

    When you said "Black Widow Exhaust", I had full headers in my thinking, not just the muffler.

    Smithy.
    Yes it’s just the muffler with link pipe to the OEM Cat. It is specific to the Gen 1 XR (apparently)

    Last Edit: April 27, 2021, 09:14:38 pm by TartanX

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    Re: Black Widow Exhaust
    Reply #4 on: April 27, 2021, 09:20:34 pm
    April 27, 2021, 09:20:34 pm
    *Originally Posted by TartanX [+]
    Yes it’s just the muffler with link pipe to the OEM Cat. It is specific to the Gen 1 XR (apparently)

    The link pipe may be...but I suspect the muffler is not... :027:

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    Re: Black Widow Exhaust
    Reply #5 on: April 27, 2021, 09:23:53 pm
    April 27, 2021, 09:23:53 pm
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    The link pipe may be...but I suspect the muffler is not... :027:

    Smithy.
    Yep I reckon that’s the issue. . Not sure whether to try some RTV silicone on the connection to see if I can get a seal. Or maybe do the sensible thing and get my money back if I can 😬

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    Re: Black Widow Exhaust
    Reply #6 on: April 27, 2021, 09:39:04 pm
    April 27, 2021, 09:39:04 pm
    *Originally Posted by TartanX [+]
    Has anyone else had issues with fitting Black Widow exhaust ? I tried to fit a 230mm GP model ,but alignment is terrible and looks like it needs loads of Firegum to get the joints to seal which I’m not happy about.
    The internal diameter of the silencer to link pipe seems way to big for a start.
    It’s a cheap exhaust I know ,but didn’t expect it to be this difficult to try and get it to fit.
    My bike is a 2016.
    True what they say I suppose , buy cheap buy twice 😬

    I've had 2 sets of black widows so far, they needed a bit of persuasion both times, I'm not a fan of exhausts that are in a billion pieces and you have to use springs to hold them together, too much faff lining everything up, on both bikes I've had them though once aligned and with a bit of exhaust sealant It's held together very well. Stainless steel they use is average quality and I accidentally damaged the decal on the end can when washing it and rubbing a bit too hard. That said, for the price they are a good buy. Sound bloody awesome on my ER6 too. Makes the parallel twin sound nice deep and throaty, but not at all deafening. Just a beautiful meaty growl through the whole rev range. Got some nice blue tinting going on near the headers too. I have heard issues with them in earlier years though and I reckon their simple sausage end cans are probably from that not so glorious era. Their newer models like the Tri-oval and hexagonal are excellent quality though.

     



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