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  1. De-catting: recommended?

    Indian Chieftain
    I have 2019 Chieftain. Considering the rear engine deactivation, I have not yet experienced any major heat issues. However, I was wondering if de-catting (catalytic converter removal) would improve the exhaust note and performance.
  2. cutting out the cat

    Indian Motorcycle Tech Q & A
    well i got sick of the heat and tore exhaust off not real easy... so if anyone digs the cat out be ready to work.... took lil over hour to dig that crap out no wonder bikes get hot good lord i dont see how exhaust passed thru. so i got it tacked up and will finish tommorrow get bike...
  3. Catalytic converter

    Indian Roadmaster
    I'm curious how hard it is to remove the catalytic converter from my 2018 Roadmaster. Do I need new pipes or can it just be removed?
  4. X Pipe or modify the stock CAT?

    Thunder Stroke 111 Performance & Suspension
    My local dealer offers what they call an X Pipe that replaces the stock catalytic converter, etc for $359.10 wondering if I should go this route or just gut out, modify the stock cat? According to the dealership or should I say "stealership" they claim that I won't be getting better performance...
  5. No tingy sound on my gutted pipes

    Indian Scout Sixty
    I’ve read that some guys hear some tinginess when they gutted their stage ones. Mine don’t sound tingy. Is that because I only drilled an open hole through the cat the size of the plug? I did drill out the plug too. Just wondering if the tingy sound is from taking the whole cat out??
  6. Battery tender and open stage one pic

    Indian Scout Sixty
    I bought the battery tender jr and my bike started, so I got to hear my almost gutted stage one exhaust...sounds good. I didn’t remove the entire cat, I hole sawed 1 1/4 hole and plug too. I added pic of open pipe. Thanks for the battery help on my last post.
  7. Header Cat De Cat

    Indian Motorcycle Builds
    Decided to reduce the amount of heat on my right leg with a surplus header pipe - have seen various methods - here is another one ... instead of opening it right up .. used a hole saw and pulled it out and welded back up again - what are your thoughts ??
  8. Gutted Cat

    Motorcycle Riding Gear & Accessories
    Gutted my cat and made a big difference in the heat coming from it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J66cNVfrVX0&t=7s Sell them for 180.00 shipped + 125.00 core which will be refunded when I get your core back. See More Winter SPECIAL send us your core and we will decat it and send it back...
  9. Traded my Scout for a Springfield - heat management post

    Indian Springfield
    Hows it going my people? Have a 2018 Springfield I just took delivery of. The Scout was not up to longer rides like I had hoped, at least the comfort level wasnt there. ANyway, I've heard all about the heat off the cylinder heads but after taking the SF for a test ride and running it in a...
  10. Modify stock exhaust concern

    Indian Scout Sixty
    I’ve gutted cat and cut out both the plugs. When I shake the pipe I hear small cat shavings inside the honeycomb holes. If I put these on will they blow out? Will some shavings get sucked into engine? Thanks
  11. Down side to gutting the cat?

    Thunder Stroke 111 Performance & Suspension
    Ok, I am seriously considering gutting the cat on my 16 CDH. My question is, is there any down sides? Do I loose low end torque because of lack of back pressure? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Pulling catalyst convrter

    Thunder Stroke 111 Guides & How-To's
    Got everything loose tail pipe off or all clamps loose its still solid . All I have left is getting it out. Need some susgestions. I dont want to bend eanything.. Sent from my SM-J737R4 using Tapatalk
  13. 90 % of my HEAT Issues gone

    Indian Motorcycle General Discussion
    I removed my exhaust pipes and cut the back side and removed my catalic convertor, welded it back up and removed my O-2 Censors and capped them off....I ride in short pants most of the time, I live in Texas but currently working out of state.... Did not think about it at the time but I could...
  14. So, what have been done about excessive engine heat?

    Indian Motorcycle General Discussion
    Greetings to all, I have a 2014 Vintage Chief. with less than 5K miles. 100% stock. Have done nothing to the bike besides removing the silly "whatyoumaycalledit" plug in the pipes. For different reasons I have slowed down my bike riding. I have 3 motorcycles and try to give my bikes equal riding...
  15. Pulling Cat out ?

    Indian Motorcycle Tech Q & A
    Have used drills and metal rod and have enough holes that a 3/8" rod has hard time finding a solid area. But how do I break it apart so I can pull it out !?!?!?
  16. who can remove catalytic converter?

    Indian Roadmaster
    Looking for someone who can gut the catalytic converter out of the stock exhaust head pipe of my 2017 Chieftain Dark Horse. I posted a prior thread asking about the best header pipe to use and almost everyone felt that it was best just to take the catalytic converter out of the stock pipe...
  17. Header thoughts...

    Thunder Stroke 111 Performance & Suspension
    I'm in the market to dump the cat for some heat relief. Current options are a neutered stocker, x-pipe, FM header, and the true dual options from Rush & FP. Any others? I've read the stocker ends up tinny, not interested in that. The true duals lose low end torque, not interested in that...
  18. Adding baffles during cat removal

    Thunder Stroke 111 Performance & Suspension
    I know that there is already a bunch of posts about de-catting the head pipe. What I could not find is information about possibly adding baffles to the exit pipes from the cat box. I did read a thread where Enzo added baffles to his mufflers when he de-catted his head pipe, but I am...
  19. Exhaust Wrap for CAT?

    Indian Motorcycle Tech Q & A
    Has anyone tried wrapping the CAT to reduce the radiant heat on the right side? If you have, are there any clearance issues with the decorative covers once you wrapped it? Just trying to decide what route to go before this riding season.
  20. The CAT is gone

    Indian Roadmaster
    Just wanted to share with everyone how I removed the CAT on mine 2017 RM. I thought about purchasing a header without a CAT, but decided to call the service department and schedule appointment until I was told the cost. So, I got creative and decided to drill the CAT out, YOUTUBE said the job...
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