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Old 06-01-2015, 11:57 AM
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Major - gymkhana Mods Advice

Okay fellas I'm looking to modify the 98 Superchicken

I'm looking to take as much weight off of it as possible, solo seat, I can't really afford to get a new exhaust system, but am willing to work with what I can to change locations of the cans, or work a way to use a single Yosh can I have from my TLS.

I've got to modify the radiator that I put on there in the time being because I'm craping the crap out of it on right turns (lean angle) I want to do it on my own and will take any and all advice to do it. I'd like to be able to put the radiator under the seat because we in gymkhana scrap pegs on a regular basis and I'd like to avoid future issues with the original mounting points help!!! to really see the bike better take a look at http:m-gymkhana.com to see it and to see what I'm using it for. PM me, respond back to this post, call me, do whatever cause I really want to get the superchicken to use
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:17 PM
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What about making a Ex-Box style exhaust? Simple to make if you have the right tools. This should drop a bit of weight and lower the center of gravity.

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Well that looks like fun

For the radiator, under the tail would solve all your problems with scraping but is a lot of work to do(not sure how much money) there are a few people on here that have done it and you should be able to find threads about it here. Another option would be to use an sv1000 radiator up fron mounted high, you might have to cut down a couple rows up top to clear the frame and have enough space for the front wheel to not hit it. This would be less time consuming and cheaper and would solve the scraping issues.

As for the exhaust, to reiterate what crux said, if you have to tools skys the limit on that one and would cost sigbificantly less to make yourself then buy a highmount setup.
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Originally Posted by scottiemann View Post
Well that looks like fun

For the radiator, under the tail would solve all your problems with scraping but is a lot of work to do(not sure how much money) there are a few people on here that have done it and you should be able to find threads about it here. Another option would be to use an sv1000 radiator up fron mounted high, you might have to cut down a couple rows up top to clear the frame and have enough space for the front wheel to not hit it. This would be less time consuming and cheaper and would solve the scraping issues.

As for the exhaust, to reiterate what crux said, if you have to tools skys the limit on that one and would cost sigbificantly less to make yourself then buy a highmount setup.
The thing about the SV1000 rad might work because I only use it for gymkhana and am not worried about super cooling (so that might work). the under bike exhaust (how loud is that do you think) and will I have enough room? If I can remove the cans altogether (even better) but if the thing is as loud as I'd imagine it to be that may be a bit much. But fun as all hell. I've got a welder and could practice on that as my first project. as far as the single seat deal is I'd love to get some ideas from the site and try and fabricate that too
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The heaviest part back there is the steel subframe... but as for solo seats whaccessories.com has a few aftermarket ones and webike.com has a few factory looking solo seats that may cost a pretty penny.

I dont know anything about underbelly exhausts on our bike besides what I see in my dreams I would check out what danmoto has for slipons of smaller size and maybe fabricating your own highmount midpipes for them. Just a thought...
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My exhaust is super light and very small form factor compared to stock. Affordable as well.

https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...stalled-33210/
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loud as ****!!!! lol

my conicals are gonna be loud too but they have a small form factor as well
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Yea....I think my exhaust was like 200 shipped?
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$175 for mine but I grabbed mine off captainchaos barely used (more or less never used)
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Either way...My exhaust is probably the smallest form factor exhaust you will find without going to straight pipes or high mounting.
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but you are running straight pipes lol they just look fancier
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shhhh...they have itty bitty baby baffles
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all this talk bout different exhaust is nice but the reality is that the first bit on these bikes to touch down is the header in right hand turns.

Changing exhaust is just cosmetic as you will not gain any clearance with any of them.... well except for the Moriwaki STG 2 oil pan, pick up and header which moves everything to the center-line of the bike...... but you will never find that stuff and if you did it would cost mpre than the bike.
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shhhh...they have itty bitty baby baffles

WHAT? WHAT!
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what about running it with either:


a.) any smaller horizontal radiator mounted behind the front wheel - thinking used bike junkyard
b.) no radiator at all - if you only run it for 1 1/2 minutes at a time, does it need one?
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Originally Posted by AndyMX47 View Post
what about running it with either:


a.) any smaller horizontal radiator mounted behind the front wheel - thinking used bike junkyard
b.) no radiator at all - if you only run it for 1 1/2 minutes at a time, does it need one?
I want to eventually be able to get it back on the street in order to demo some skills at a few prime locations around Los Angeles. A smaller radiator horizontally mounted behind the front wheel would work, It's just so much easier to work on the front head with the radiator where its at.

I guess I've got to compromise somewhere huh?
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Radiator on the front number plate?
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Radiator on the front number plate?
hilarious!!!
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if your not running a headlight you could strap a radiator to the forks with flex pipe lol
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Take a look at the early 1980's yz125's - they actually had the radiator up there! I've seen a streetfighter gsxr with the oil cooler up there too - it was in a recent cycle world magazine.


Looked goofy as all get out - but didn't hit the ground!
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You could get a scoop for it like the Baja bugs have (mounted on the roof in a scoop)....

Maybe mount the oil cooler on top of your helmet with a scoop, and have quick disconnect oil lines?


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