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post #101 of 117 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 12:33 AM
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Meerkat installed successfully. Took about three hours because I was being VERY careful not to screw up my brand new bike!

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I hear running is good for you, but the ice cubes keep falling out of my glass.
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post #102 of 117 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 09:42 AM
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It was a bit of a bitch getting to about 2 nuts (engine to frame and top frame bolt), the exhaust fittings to the engine were a bit finicky because of the joining pipe between the two exhaust pipes, and the clamps on the cat itself. Ratcheting box wrenches are KEY here! The rest was easy, but trying to film things it took longer than it should have. Just glad it's DONE! She sounds soooooo good! Definitely feel the rev up being smoothed out. Low speed is smoothed out a bit. Shifting now feels like it holds the RPM a little longer, which results in me having to delay releasing the clutch slightly to get a smooth upshift when just cruising around.

All in all, really like the piece and fitment was perfect. Happy to have removed the cat!
In your pic it looks like you put the heat shield back on?? I did not....

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In your pic it looks like you put the heat shield back on?? I did not....
I did not put the heat shield back on.

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Here's a pic. Brushed stainless Meerkat and 2019 Speed Twin. Twin is black and shiny. Like my soul.
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I did not put the heat shield back on.

I don't want to bust your chops and I don't want to come off as an A**hole but it just looks like to me you left the upper heat shield on your bike. On my 2017 it was not necessary with a Mercat install. Perhaps your bike is different. Of course it is no big deal, just saves a few ounces.....

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I don't want to bust your chops and I don't want to come off as an A**hole but it just looks like to me you left the upper heat shield on your bike. On my 2017 it was not necessary with a Mercat install. Perhaps your bike is different. Of course it is no big deal, just saves a few ounces.....



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Ahhhh ok now I see it. Didn't think to take it off and don't really think I should? Keeps the heat off whatever is behind it no?

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[QUOTE=MotoChooch;2003996568]Ahhhh ok now I see it. Didn't think to take it off and don't really think I should? Keeps the heat off whatever is behind it no?
The heat is generated by the cat, once it is removed there is a huge reduction in heat generated and the heat shield is not needed. You can keep it on or take it off.
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Ahhhh ok now I see it. Didn't think to take it off and don't really think I should? Keeps the heat off whatever is behind it no?
The heat is generated by the cat, once it is removed there is a huge reduction in heat generated and the heat shield is not needed. You can keep it on or take it off.
If I can get it off without taking anything else apart I will. I don't like that empty bracket hanging there.

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Oh the sound is so sweet. Meerkat installed !! Yes there is a little hp increase in the mid range as quoted and you won't be disappointed. I'm only sad I waited 3 months to get around to doing this! No heat shield required. Onwards and Upwards
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So after the cat removal and the Meercat install bike runs much better? Does it need a fueler added on or does the fuel injection adjust enough that it does not need a fuel controller added on. Just recently traded in my old Victory for a Speed Twin 2019. What difference. Triumph is like 300-lbs lighter! Enjoying the new ride.
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