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Old 09-10-2017, 03:17 PM   #1
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Unhappy Collector box knackered. Any suggestions?

Hi all. I have a '95 Kat 600 with a 4-1 Motad Nexus pipe attached. Unfortunately the collector box is completely shot. I can't locate any others and a whole new system is over 300. And they're like rocking horse crap..
Anyone know anywhere in UK where I can get a collector box made or know of any other solutions? It failed it's MOT on the exhaust so I can't ride again until it's fixed...
Any suggestions gratefully accepted
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:23 PM   #2
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I'd see about going full stock - would likely be much cheaper than that. If you really want the aftermarket, you would eventually be able to sell the stock system for pretty much what you paid for it, but be riding from now till then

Here in the states there are stock systems on eBay all the time for cheap
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Find a local welder. They can do their thing and you'll be good to go.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:19 PM   #4
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Hey guys. Thanks for the advice. It's much appreciated.Thought about the US stock system but the cost with shipping to UK is about the same as a new system.Tried the local welder but unfortunately the box is so bad that it can't be welded. Tried to get one fabricated but it seems that it will be expensive at nearly 150 (I think around $180 ish.) I've found a vendor on ebay who is selling a full stainless new Black Widow system so I'm looking at that route. Bite the bullet and get it sorted rather than go cheaper (but not by much) and have all the messing about of making the older, slightly scuffed downpipes (headers) and silencer (muffler) fit. It should make it look heaps better too. Literally look on the bright side. Stainless steel is pretty bright...
I'll keep you informed.

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