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can anyone help, is there an actual y pipe you can buy for the zed to replace the cat or is it a case of getting one fabricated, also would it be worth doing? is it legal to replace it or would it just be a waste of time. ordered the yoshi r77 slip ons, can header pipes still be used be the slip ons as the company said id need to buy different cans if i wanted to use headers.
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Repair made one for his bike. Don't know If he still has it. I'm sure hell chime in before too long.

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can anyone help, is there an actual y pipe you can buy for the zed to replace the cat or is it a case of getting one fabricated, also would it be worth doing? is it legal to replace it or would it just be a waste of time. ordered the yoshi r77 slip ons, can header pipes still be used be the slip ons as the company said id need to buy different cans if i wanted to use headers.
I don't know the laws in the UK but from what I have seen I would bet that you wouldn't be able to pass a yearly inspection but who knows.

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I don't know the laws in the UK but from what I have seen I would bet that you wouldn't be able to pass a yearly inspection but who knows.
This is possible. At least I am considering this risk here Good option would be to buy an aftermarker exhaust/pipes and keep the stock stuff ready to be used if needed...

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This is possible. At least I am considering this risk here Good option would be to buy an aftermarker exhaust/pipes and keep the stock stuff ready to be used if needed...

Thats true, if you can do the work yourself you could put the stock exhaust back on once a year to pass the inspection and then put the aftermarket back on the next day....I wouldn't do that because it would be wrong.

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good thing with my state if you buy a new bike you can get it tagged for 5yrs without going through inspection, then after 5 yrs they will mail you a renewal for the next 2 yrs without even bringing the bike in. so technically you can get 7yrs if you buy a new bike/car before it sees a inspection lane.
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good thing with my state if you buy a new bike you can get it tagged for 5yrs without going through inspection, then after 5 yrs they will mail you a renewal for the next 2 yrs without even bringing the bike in. so technically you can get 7yrs if you buy a new bike/car before it sees a inspection lane.

In my state it's even better, we ain't got no stinkin spections.

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yes but does the cat seperate frome the header pipes so that just a y section fits in? if so then you could just change when you need the mot, iv got another 2 years till my first mot, 5 years is good 7 is even better never is perfect, think the uk are just set on making whatever money they can out of us.
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yes but does the cat seperate frome the header pipes so that just a y section fits in? if so then you could just change when you need the mot, iv got another 2 years till my first mot, 5 years is good 7 is even better never is perfect, think the uk are just set on making whatever money they can out of us.
You have to cut it off of the headpipes.

Here is the one that I built.





the red arrow is where you need to cut to remove the 1st cat and the second is at the front of the underbike muffler.





Here is the jig that I made.



Hope that this helps.

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yes that does help thanks, looks pretty fiddly to do & your obviously clued up on what your doing, think il leave it for now, il end up making a mess of things ha.
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