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Hey all....got an 08 Vegas and I would like to know how to remove the cat converter, where to find it and any pitfalls, ie do I get tuning issues or anything?
 

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Don't know about your part of the world, but even talking about removing the catalytic converter from a motor vehicle is a taboo subject here Stateside... Big Brother may be lurking. I have no idea where or even if you have a CC... but if you find it, and remove it, your tune will change.
 

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If you pull the mufflers off of your stock exhaust, the honeycomb looking material on the inside of the head pipes, where the muffler attaches, is the catalyst. You could bust it up and clean it out, but as stated, you will have less back pressure and may run lean.
 

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Do search because this has been discussed.
I know you are the moderator and all, but new people are always reading reposts or have searched and didn't find anything of value to them... can't we just skip over the post if we want and let the people who want to read or post the same subject again? Look at it this way... TrashmanNYC never would have known that some bikes DO come equipped with catalytic converters.
 

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I know you are the moderator and all, but new people are always reading reposts or have searched and didn't find anything of value to them... can't we just skip over the post if we want and let the people who want to read or post the same subject again? Look at it this way... TrashmanNYC never would have known that some bikes DO come equipped with catalytic converters.
When you get someone asking a question that has already been answered thats just one more thread added to the muck when you do a search.

My first thoughts were to close threads when they start if they have already been answered that way it doesn't go on and on.

However I just remind people to search.
 

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When you get someone asking a question that has already been answered thats just one more thread added to the muck when you do a search.

My first thoughts were to close threads when they start if they have already been answered that way it doesn't go on and on.

However I just remind people to search.
I think you might find that whilst keywords are mentioned, they dont necessarily answer the OPs questions, thereby they ask. I searched for Catalytic and got four threads including mine. There was nothing of relevance in them at all.
I am a newbie on your forum, I find it off putting if administrators simply go into instructional mode.

You may find that a lot of threads die off and over months or years other people find out "new" information on lots of different subject matter and they dont dredge previous threads to update them. This is equally annoying on other forums when dredging begins and 5 year old threads start popping up. Essentially what I am saying is that a thread can die two years ago, yet there may be 1000 Vegas owners that have since discovered that there is good information on Catalytic converters. They just may not start a thread on it, they may however submit to a new one.

Just my thoughts, constructive I hopecheers
 

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When you get someone asking a question that has already been answered thats just one more thread added to the muck when you do a search.

My first thoughts were to close threads when they start if they have already been answered that way it doesn't go on and on.

However I just remind people to search.
I didn't find that the op's question had been answered in an old thread. I did a search, and didn't really find any relevant info either. For me, sometimes it's nice to post a question and get fresh perspective from current users about my specific question, as opposed to just looking at years old posts about a semi-related question.

I wonder if we do a search on the phrase "do a search" and see how many thousands of posts pop up.:)
 
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