Tyga Full Exhaust
So, in February of 2012 I bought a Full Stainless Racing Exhaust from Tyga with the round carbon silencer and installed it in March. I then had a few problems and wrote a post to my favorite Kawasaki 250 forum. Anyway, I wanted to post that here. I plan on moving all my posts from that forum to my site as well, so if you are here to read about biking in Kyushu, stick around as the amount of related posts will improve over the next few weeks.
Forum post: June 1st, 2012
Bike’s been running pretty good once I adjusted the PC map, and that is improving little by little.
Last Sunday, I went for a 3-hour twisty adventure with a mechanic acquaintance and he recommended I plug the KLEEN Air system to get rid of some of the popping that I was having on deceleration. So I did that today, only to find that the full pipe on the exhaust has been melting my fairing. (See pictures.)
I see that a few of you guys have the same exhaust, am I the only one to have this problem? I’ve checked the install and it’s the only way possible to get the pipes on the bike. (Mounting the full pipe bracket on the back of the mounting tab puts the pipe too low and it rides right on the fairing.)
I didn’t do anything different from the stock pipes as far as the brackets go. (Except the silencer bracket which will only bolt on the outside of the mount – not the inside like the stock can did. – Wouldn’t change the problem anyway.)
Forum post: June 6th, 2012
Alrighty, so here’s what I did to try to resolve this issue. (Other than make my fuel map a bit richer – as discussed in a different thread.)
I took Ator’s advice and wrapped the pipe in the area of concern with exhaust tape. Then I cut away the burned section of heat shield from the back of the fairing and installed new heat shield on all sections close to the exhaust. I then placed a spacer on the rearmost lower mount for the fairing, which didn’t seem like much at first – but definitely keeps the fairing from more than brushing up against the exhaust tape.
Taking it for a run, and running it hard to up the engine temp, I didn’t melt the fairing any further. Sure seemed damn hot to me though, so I’m hoping that adjusting my AFR to run a little richer will keep the temps low enough in the summer to not cause any further damage. I’ll just have to keep an eye on it for now. Thanks for the tip Ator. And anyone else using Tyga exhausts, be careful with your install. You may want to do a little preventative maintenance and go ahead with the exhaust tape.
And here is a video that I took for sound.