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Articulated Exhaust

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We created a KDX designed pipe and added a flexible joint to run the pipe forward under the floorboards. The idea is to improve dynamic performance in a number of ways:

  • bringing the weight forward puts more weight on the front wheel and reduces the impact of aerodynamic lift
  • decoupling the pipes weight from the engine and rear wheel reduces the rear wheel unsprung weight so it will respond to bumps better and have less tyre stress
  • by having the body of the pipe in line with wheels rather than sticking out the side we reduce aerodynamic drag

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Learning Exercise

I'm treating this as a learning exercise to up my skills in welding. I did a welding course about 3 years ago, with about 1 hours worth of MIG welding. Now I have my own MIG welder

Here is the chopped up straight exhaust ready for welding...

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Here is the first go. Hopefully there will be some improvement in my welding as I go! (Note: The original straight welds are by Jeremy)

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My welding settings are in the Unimig

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