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Black Widow.

Postby goldy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:18 pm

Hi.
Has anybody any experience of a Black Widow exhaust system on a 1150R?

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Re: Black Widow.

Postby sykospain » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:04 pm

Yes, I have. Very loud and no noticeable benefits to performance or fuel economy
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Re: Black Widow.

Postby goldy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:16 pm

Thanks. I've gone for the least noisy one but not got it on yet as can't get the lambda out of the cat. Had a 24 inch breaker bar on it but it won't shift so I've got a replacement on it's way.
Just trying to get it sounding a little more like a motorbike

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Re: Black Widow.

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:40 pm

Thanks. I've gone for the least noisy one but not got it on yet as can't get the lambda out of the cat. Had a 24 inch breaker bar on it but it won't shift so I've got a replacement on it's way.
Just trying to get it sounding a little more like a motorbike

Try Halford's 'Shock 'n' Unlock' spray left on overnight then fresh application before trying again.
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Re: Black Widow.

Postby goldy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:50 am

Thanks Ced. I've been spraying it daily for over a week with WD40 penetrating fluid in anticipation of it being tight.
I've been in the motor trade over 45 years and come across some seized components and think the only thing that would shift this lambda is the "gas axe" which would probably destroy the unit so that's why I've got a replacement probe on it's way.

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Re: Black Widow.

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:57 am

Hi Goldy,

Shock 'n' Unlock along with the usual penetrating oils contains a freezing agent which shrinks the component fractionally.

I have been surprised on a number of occasions how a seriously seized thread loosened off.

The technique is to apply and leave overnight then apply a fresh application and TIGHTEN the component a fraction before loosening a fraction.

Keep tightening and loosening a fraction only till you get movement, then, apply a fresh application and tighten/loosen alternately again until the free movement gets more and more and the component can be unscrewed.
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Re: Black Widow.

Postby george baker » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:34 pm

Hi
maybe you can rent an induction heater, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Draper-80808- ... 3641.l6368

But I suspect the cost of renting is too high for the value of the component

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Re: Black Widow.

Postby SteveD » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:43 am

The 1150r sounds nicely throatier without being too loud if you just replace the muffler with a short exhaust tip. No "muffler" required and it won't hurt the bike.
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Re: Black Widow.

Postby goldy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:37 am

Thanks for the replies guys.
Just waiting for the replacement probe to drop through the letter box and then I can put it all back together
Glad it's winter and not missing much.

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Re: Black Widow.

Postby sykospain » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:56 pm

I bought an aerosol can called "Freeze Off". Works a charm but don't let it touch your skin - OUCH !
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Re: Black Widow.

Postby goldy » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:47 pm

I've got the replacement probe now and just waiting for the weather to improve (have to work outside) and then i'll get the new system fitted. Thanks.


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