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post #1 of 43 Old 10-23-2005, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cutting down cans

Saw a really nice 10 today on our local hill w/ an arata C.F. shorty can, bitchin but so expensive. Has anyone cut a carbon fiber yosh or muzzy down. It seems like I could drill out the rivets, saw it down and put it back together. Just curious if anyone done it yet and how it sounded.
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Do a Search and yes it has been done. It really would not be that hard to do just make sure you tape the carbon fiber or it will look bad where you cut it. A better idea would be to use a high speed cutter of some sort. A band saw with fine teeth would be a good idea.

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Thanks, I tried searching but couldn't come up w/ the right keywords. I'm sure I've seen it done before.
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Here is a quote on how ForceRecon did his. It might help a bit more.

"It was pretty easy, Drill out the rivits, pull the can apart, decide how much you want to remove, tape around the area that you cut to keep it from splintering, and cut away. I used a hack saw and did it by hand to be very carefull. Cut the inner screen tube and packing the same amount that you removed from the carbon. mock it all back together and use the band to as a templet for the holes to drill. Use tape again to keep from splintering the carbon and get after it. Took about a hour total... Yes, It's loud like a D&D pipe with a nice rumble to it..
I was board and wanted something to be different.
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Awsome, thanks dude!
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I cut down my Two-Brothers. It was really easy.

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Here is a quote on how ForceRecon did his. It might help a bit more.

"It was pretty easy, Drill out the rivits, pull the can apart, decide how much you want to remove, tape around the area that you cut to keep it from splintering, and cut away. I used a hack saw and did it by hand to be very carefull. Cut the inner screen tube and packing the same amount that you removed from the carbon. mock it all back together and use the band to as a templet for the holes to drill. Use tape again to keep from splintering the carbon and get after it. Took about a hour total... Yes, It's loud like a D&D pipe with a nice rumble to it..
I was board and wanted something to be different.
Recon"
I followed these instructions this weekend and cut 3" off my carbon fiber scorpion slip-on for a total length of 15" now. The result was better than expected. All I used was a dremel, cordless drill, and rivet tool. I cut the exhaust housing at the inlet side so I could keep the scorpion decal, but I cut the inside baffle on the outlet side. I wish I had a before sound clip, because now the exhaust has a really nice deep growl. It sounds like a full system now. This was the cheapest mod I've done all winter. I recommend this mod to anyone who has been debating whether or not to cut their exhaust themselves.
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this one I cut down 2.78 inches

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