I love this planet and always wish for world peace, but I really don't think catalytic converters belong on bikes. So I've been examining my set up toying with the idea of removing it. It would drop 10-15 lbs and give me a few extra ponies. I know Honda had to increase the VFR by 32cc to compensate for the effect of adding the cat.
I've got a V4 and the headers go 4 into 2 and into 1 at the cat. A single pipe comes out of the cat and connects to the muffler. I'm wondering how easy it would be to cut the pipes at the front of the cat, cut the single pipe at the rear and get a pipe welded onto the headers and inserted into the muffler. Then I have the sensor to deal with and I'm not sure what to do about it or what the repercussions of messing with the cat are.
I'd be willing to spend a few hundred on this job, but not much more. Anybody have any experience with this?? All comments and advice are appreciated.
Thanks in advance.