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adamodoyle
01-23-2007, 05:14 PM
My buddy has a '94 600. It's seen better days, so we're making it a custom project.
One thing I'd like to do, is run the exhaust up under the seat.
The whole rear fender and seat is coming off, to be modified.
Has anybody done anything like this?
It would be nice if I could take headers from a model with that kind of exhaust.

KatanaSoldier
01-23-2007, 10:01 PM
Good luck on this dude. Others have TRIED this.

The CyberPoet
01-28-2007, 10:45 AM
I would suggest finding a wrecked 600cc bike that has the rear subframe and underseat exhaust combined available to try to plumb it in. I doubt you'd want to do it with the stock rear subframe (not to mention issues with clearing the shock and heat dissipation to make sure both the underside of the seat and the shock don't get too hot).

Cheers,
=-= The CyberPoet

kwebbel
01-29-2007, 04:20 PM
Good luck on this dude. Others have TRIED this.

If they TRIED this they should have tried harder, anything can be done...
Hardest will be to design a midpipe which flows with the frame and subframe.
Besides that you will find yourself chopping off the subframe and relocating the load off shiat positioned behind the engine underneath the battery-compartment.
So in the end all you need is a muffler, a tail, welding experience and ability to make it the way you want. piece off cake :-D

adamodoyle
01-29-2007, 06:47 PM
Sounds like fun...
Have welder, have muffler, WISH I had a pipe-bender.

kwebbel
01-30-2007, 01:07 PM
Just buy a good quality pipe with the right diameter and once you're sure about the design have it bend in a workshop, I have the opportunity to do that at work :-D or put it together in pieces and weld it together using a TIG-welder.

Jax
01-30-2007, 01:25 PM
kwbbel--Just looked at your profile and all I can say is WOW...Now I see your avitar that is a really neat bike but you don't have any additional pic's in your profile...Please put some I would really like to see your bike in bigger pics....Also you have your profile of the bike that states:
Make: Suzuki
Model: GSX600F
Year: 1997
Engine: Bandit 1200 with 1371 cc overborekit
Color: orange/blue/silver
Wheels/Rims: Gixxer front, VFR800i rear

What part of the bike is still a GSX600F? :dunno:

Understand I'm not trying to insult or razz you I'm just curious and really amazed by your bike...:bigthumb

kwebbel
01-30-2007, 02:08 PM
kwbbel--Just looked at your profile and all I can say is WOW...Now I see your avitar that is a really neat bike but you don't have any additional pic's in your profile...Please put some I would really like to see your bike in bigger pics....Also you have your profile of the bike that states:
Make: Suzuki
Model: GSX600F
Year: 1997
Engine: Bandit 1200 with 1371 cc overborekit
Color: orange/blue/silver
Wheels/Rims: Gixxer front, VFR800i rear

What part of the bike is still a GSX600F? :dunno:

Understand I'm not trying to insult or razz you I'm just curious and really amazed by your bike...:bigthumb

How could I take such as an insult bro?
As my sig states only the cooler is still stock everything else is either modded or upgraded.
For the most recent pics....

http://katriders.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=25210

Jax
01-30-2007, 02:49 PM
Well the cooler is still a Katana and the frame, eventhough modded is also still a Katana Frame but everything else is just WOW....thumbs up to that modification...:bigthumb

adamodoyle
01-30-2007, 09:44 PM
That is a sweet setup!

Looking at what kind of work (and parts) had to go into it, I'm not sure it's quite the type of project I want to get into.

I kind of like the weekend projects; change a few details, ride during the week, change something next weekend...