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    catalizer removal " BMW S1000XR 2020-2023 Motorcycle Exhaust Mid Connecting Pipe
    on: July 25, 2023, 08:47:30 pm
    July 25, 2023, 08:47:30 pm
    Hi, As I am new to this bike model, I have a candid question. I just got a 2020 S1000XR Iced grey- I am trying to find a solution to get ride of the catalizer sitting underneath the bike. For one reason only for me, which is reduce the heat when riding at low speed or in traffic. I am not searching for extra power or reducing weight (which is welcome but these are not my primary reasons).
    I am assuming that with a better flow of exhaust air, the heat will not be that dramatic, especially on the left side. I already had  an Akrapovic slip on installed, but the price for the full line (in Titantium) is reaching the 1800-2000 usd + installation. I am looking for a simple and more economic solution.

    I saw on ebay those "BMW S1000XR 2020-2023 Motorcycle Exhaust Mid Connecting Pipe Titanium Alloy", but all coming from China (did not see one from the USA-Only for 1000RR). Anybody has any of them mounted on his bike? any other mods or special attention needed for those?

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    Re: catalizer removal " BMW S1000XR 2020-2023 Motorcycle Exhaust Mid Connecting
    Reply #1 on: July 26, 2023, 01:16:47 pm
    July 26, 2023, 01:16:47 pm
    Watching.
     https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,7264.0.html
    There is other discussion about this in the link.
    Last Edit: July 26, 2023, 01:22:01 pm by 1Jumper10

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    Re: catalizer removal " BMW S1000XR 2020-2023 Motorcycle Exhaust Mid Connecting
    Reply #2 on: July 26, 2023, 10:36:49 pm
    July 26, 2023, 10:36:49 pm
    Definitively too risky and delicate. After some research might just go for the full Akra exhaust

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    Re: catalizer removal " BMW S1000XR 2020-2023 Motorcycle Exhaust Mid Connecting
    Reply #3 on: July 27, 2023, 08:36:59 am
    July 27, 2023, 08:36:59 am
    *Originally Posted by olehen [+]
    Definitively too risky and delicate. After some research might just go for the full Akra exhaust

    Go black widow instead, same thing, good quality, 1/3 the price.

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    Re: catalizer removal " BMW S1000XR 2020-2023 Motorcycle Exhaust Mid Connecting
    Reply #4 on: August 04, 2023, 01:22:55 pm
    August 04, 2023, 01:22:55 pm
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    Go black widow instead, same thing, good quality, 1/3 the price.

    I agree with  Antares here.  I had the Akra HP slip on and just went with the Black Widow headers.  The quality is very good and the fit / finish is spot on.  You get all of the benefits that you are looking for far less money.

    Heat reduction was one my main reasons that I wanted to get rid of the ridiculous CAT.  Seeing that you are in FLA I am sure that you would see a benefit here.
    Last Edit: August 04, 2023, 01:26:17 pm by Hugg727

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    Re: catalizer removal " BMW S1000XR 2020-2023 Motorcycle Exhaust Mid Connecting
    Reply #5 on: August 20, 2023, 02:20:56 am
    August 20, 2023, 02:20:56 am
    Update on my post

    I finally had the full line Titanium Akra headers installed. I had it done as I did not feel comfortable doing it by myself. It was pricey but somehow (maybe a wrong impression) I preferred to have the same brand for the slip on and the headers.
    What I was looking for was a reduction of the heat coming from the left side, and it is a huge improvement. I got stuck today in traffic in steamy Miami and a big huge difference with the heat. Really happy about that.

    The gain in power is there and the noise is incredible especially in the high revs.

    I did not have the mapping done as I wanted to try it as it is for now. The exhaust is popping at every deceleration and might go further into this project with a flashing or mapping. But honestly I can live with the popping (keeps the cars alert!!! :008: :008:). But I read on other posts that having the mapping done properly with clean the flow of air and fuel and get a smoother and more linear ride.

    If anybody in the Miami area has any kind of recommendation on who can do this locally will be welcomed.

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    Re: catalizer removal " BMW S1000XR 2020-2023 Motorcycle Exhaust Mid Connecting
    Reply #6 on: August 20, 2023, 03:11:04 pm
    August 20, 2023, 03:11:04 pm
    When in doubt whip out the cash!  I'm jealous. Who wouldn't want a full titanium Akra system? 

    Aside from the smoother fueling map a new ECU tune would provide, you should have it done as another way to get rid of heat. The government is forcing manufacturers to make their bikes run more lean to meet stricter and stricter emissions targets.  A lean running motor is hot! Your new exhaust probably makes you bike run even leaner now. Though I've heard the O2 sensors can compensate a little. Get a flash and your bike will be how it should have come from BMW.

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    Re: catalizer removal " BMW S1000XR 2020-2023 Motorcycle Exhaust Mid Connecting
    Reply #7 on: August 24, 2023, 09:22:51 pm
    August 24, 2023, 09:22:51 pm
    The good thing by going stage by stage is that you can see the improvement or what needs to be improved. Definitvely a gain in noise and response with the full line Akro. Next step will be to dyno the bike and flash the ECU to get the smoother set up possible at all ranges. Found the right guy in Miami to do so and looking forward the results (6 of Sept).
    Pre-dyno I have quite a lot of poppings and backfires. Will see after Dyno the results but should reduce this a lot and get the right mixture setup.
    Might put a dbkiller in the exhaust tip as the noise is too much for my taste for long ride.
    Back with feedbacks after Sept 6

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    Re: catalizer removal " BMW S1000XR 2020-2023 Motorcycle Exhaust Mid Connecting
    Reply #8 on: August 25, 2023, 08:20:48 am
    August 25, 2023, 08:20:48 am
    *Originally Posted by olehen [+]
    The good thing by going stage by stage is that you can see the improvement or what needs to be improved. Definitvely a gain in noise and response with the full line Akro. Next step will be to dyno the bike and flash the ECU to get the smoother set up possible at all ranges. Found the right guy in Miami to do so and looking forward the results (6 of Sept).
    Pre-dyno I have quite a lot of poppings and backfires. Will see after Dyno the results but should reduce this a lot and get the right mixture setup.
    Might put a dbkiller in the exhaust tip as the noise is too much for my taste for long ride.
    Back with feedbacks after Sept 6

    Please do us all a favour and measure the Air/Fuel ratio BEFORE you remap your bike, and post that dyno run/AFR curve here :)
    There is a long discussion about the bike going way to lean with full Akra system and stock map, and claims that its electronics can’t compensate for the full exhaust system.
    Your dyno run might resolve that discussion.

    And that popping and backfires you are mentioning, that’s not due to bike running lean. It is the PAIR system that is injecting air into the exhaust to burn the unburnt fuel (another exhaust emission thingy)
    Last Edit: August 25, 2023, 08:21:38 am by esso_sa

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    Re: catalizer removal " BMW S1000XR 2020-2023 Motorcycle Exhaust Mid Connecting
    Reply #9 on: August 25, 2023, 03:15:58 pm
    August 25, 2023, 03:15:58 pm
    OK will do and will publish post and after dyno and all the parameters Air/Fuel Ratio. Will check the options on how to go around the PAIR or at least how to reduce its effect. Or just live with it. Will see how things go. Dyno and tunig on Sept 6