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Removing Catalytic Converter on Brutale 1078RR

Has anyone on this site removed the catalytic converter and replaced with new manifolds + linkpipe on a Brutale 1078RR ?

I'm getting conflicting reports - some say I need an ECU for remapping and others say its fine as is (note I'm leaving the stock cans on)

Any advise will be appreciated also can you recommend who could fit this in the Sydney area.

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-04-2010, 05:38 AM
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John, I was thinking about doing the same thing some time ago. I was told a $15,000 fine would apply if stopped and inspected (if that particular cop knew what he was looking for) Check for yourself before doing it mate, might be worth it

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Thanks Seaeagle for your advice.

I'm in West Pennant Hills. I look forward to meeting up with you on the Agusta Musta on 30th May.

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John - If you went down that road it can be done OK

+ No re-map required if you keep the std cans

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Thanks Totale.

Can you tell me if you notice any difference in the bike (apart from it looking way better than stock)

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Sorry John that's not mine - I have heard that 1078 run though and sounds the same at standstill (also told that you can't feel any difference) - however, if it's anything like my old 910R, that lost a certain resonant frequency under hard acceleration when I went to the de-cat pipe. Much preferred the sound with the Cat in place (always reminded me of a Ferrari ) but not the looks
Before and after on my 910R (no re-map req. either)

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I just installed the Arrow header pipes and crossover last week. It was a fairly easy install - took a couple of hours. I kept the stock mufflers, ECU and O2 sensor. I see no difference in performance, temperature or sound. The bike looks better and weighs a bit less which was all I was after with this iteration.

My next step is to get a Microtek ECU mapped by Chris at Xbikes. I'm saving up for it and watching the Euro lose ground to the dollar as well.


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Has anyone on this site removed the catalytic converter and replaced with new manifolds + linkpipe on a Brutale 1078RR ?

I'm getting conflicting reports - some say I need an ECU for remapping and others say its fine as is (note I'm leaving the stock cans on)

Any advise will be appreciated also can you recommend who could fit this in the Sydney area.

Thanks in advance
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Don'y know about the 1078RR, but with the 910 MV used to sell chips for the ECU pre-set for various modifications, one being a de-cat. Alternatively you can get power commander or similar. I think the 1078 is different though because it conforms to EURO 3 emmisions.
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I used Motorcycle Weaponary. I removed the cat. converter, added a power commander (simple job) then had it dynoed. Much better throtle control and response, worth it. By the way ... sydney dyno is a prick! rip off and not one to use.
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once the cat is removed do you have to do anything about the removed sensor from the loom
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