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Old 12-18-2010, 11:00 AM
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RC51 full exaust fittment to a superhawk?

O.K. I searched the archives and only found slipon questions addressed. So if I missed it, I'm sorry. But I gotta ask. Does anyone have any experience with installation of an RC51 "full exaust" on a superhawk? I want to put the Jardine 2 into one on my bike. But dont want to waste cash on something that wont work. (although I could modify it, I'm looking for direct bolt on). I wish I had one in my posession to make the required measurements, but unfortunately I dont. Any useful feedback is mucho appreciated.
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by apex459 View Post
O.K. I searched the archives and only found slipon questions addressed. So if I missed it, I'm sorry. But I gotta ask. Does anyone have any experience with installation of an RC51 "full exaust" on a superhawk? I want to put the Jardine 2 into one on my bike. But dont want to waste cash on something that wont work. (although I could modify it, I'm looking for direct bolt on). I wish I had one in my posession to make the required measurements, but unfortunately I dont. Any useful feedback is mucho appreciated.
I would suggest getting an exhaust system made for the Super Hawk. No, the RC51 system will not work on a VTR.
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:04 AM
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:19 AM
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I kindof thought so. Oh well. I might just stick with the dual exaust. Thanx guys....
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:16 PM
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A couple of year ago I remember a guy that went by the name superbling had a RC51 exhaust. I don't remember if they were modded or stock. (At least in one of his versions of the superhawk), I know that he signed off, but you can still search for his posts.
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You could always modify the stock SH header to route into a two into one. It really would be a lot of re-routing though. I dont think the RC header is even close to bolting right up to the SH motor. I know smokinjoe has a devil 2 into 1 on his, but it exits the left side.
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by divingindaytona View Post
A couple of year ago I remember a guy that went by the name superbling had a RC51 exhaust. I don't remember if they were modded or stock. (At least in one of his versions of the superhawk), I know that he signed off, but you can still search for his posts.
That was the OEM VTR headers mated to OEM RC muffler... Very quiet but flowed more than stock if I remember right...
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There is NO WAY, you can put an RC-51 "full exhaust" on a SuperHawk. I will look around the shop -for that "stock" RC-51 header, and the "stock" Superhawk header. And take some photos of the two -
You will see the differents....

If you want stock RC-51 cans - Send a PM. I have two sets.......
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:58 AM
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I ended up modifying the stock header into a two-one, right exit. I used a gsxr 600 Yoshi titanium TRS can mated to a right side jardine hi mount mid pipe that I modified. Then repacked the can with less restrictive packing. The result is that it is a bit quieter than the dual jardine setup, louder than stock, but still sounds good, and runs great.....
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Old 12-25-2010, 09:50 AM
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DUH, Never thought of attempting RC-51 cans on the Shawk. That is something to consider on one of the project bikes(being put back together)...
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Old 12-25-2010, 01:21 PM
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Here is what RC51 mufflers look like on the Superhawk:

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Old 12-27-2010, 09:50 AM
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Are the RC51 mufflers considerably lighter than the stock Superhawk units? Just curious since I am interested in moving to something lighter, but not necessarily louder.
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Despite being slightly larger they are a total of 3 lbs. lighter than the stock ones. They also sound different, better in my opinion anyway. And you get a different angle on the muffler, halfway between the stock ones and the way they are on the RC51.
I used the VTR midpipes and had to have the RC51 midpipes stretched slightly to fit over the VTR midpipe. If you can weld, or have somebody that can, you can just weld the muffler to the midpipe. I chose to do the clamp method as you can see in the above photo.
If you look at some of the earlier posts/pictures you can see my original brackets before I adapted the stock passenger pegs to the mufflers.
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Thanks Kai Ju! Definitely on my list of options to consider...
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exhaust mod

what you guys thinking about using RC exhaust brackets on stock pipes?
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Originally Posted by rus32 View Post
what you guys thinking about using RC exhaust brackets on stock pipes?
Probably more work than it's worth. I think the diameter of the RC51 pipe is larger so the bracket wouldn't fit without some modification. You would also have to cut/grind off the welded tab that is on the Superhawk pipe.
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