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    2001 virage exhaust question

    I recently purchased a 2001 virage tx and had a question on the current exhaust setup.



    It clearly isn't stock, but is this an aftermarket exhaust or something someone just put together?? It had the rubber couplers (aren't shown in picture) holding it all together. However, these had holes in them causing exhaust and water to leak into the haul.

    The foam around the exhaust has also been significantly melted so I'm thinking this isn't a aftermarket exhaust.

    Let me know what you guys think.

    Thanks
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    Home-made exhaust setup. The 1x4 battery height adapter is the dead giveaway. Either the resonator was "bypassed" or damaged and removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryanf View Post
    Home-made exhaust setup. The 1x4 battery height adapter is the dead giveaway. Either the resonator was "bypassed" or damaged and removed.
    Certainly looks home made to me.

    Is that exhaust cobbled together from regular steel or stainless steel?

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    Looks to be stainless at least. Anyone know where I can get a complete exhaust system besides buying individual pieces off eBay?

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    hard to tell a lot about it from the pi\s but here goes,based on what appears as a red exhaust pipe in the pic and the red waterbox,this should be a virage tx?3 cylinder 1200 motor with carbs?i'd replace the waterbox with an unmolested one,a crossover hose from a sl750 will get you to the other side of the hull,looks like the resonator that fits under the top deck has been removed or was damaged.if you want to make it close to stock i've got the pieces to do it except for the sl750 hose and a aluminum adapter to fit the sl750 hose outlet to the resonator inlet elbow hose.got clamps,waterbox ect.look at my project sir vesa,theres pics of the finished product sl750 hose and such

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    sl750 hose
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    That model had 2 or 3 plastic 'resonators' where that pipe is. They probably leaked & that is why they were replaced with that setup. I would say there is a water circulation problem by the black color of the waterbox & the melted foam you mentioned, make sure the water supply to the big exhaust pipe is clear.

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    Took apart the cooling system quick and the thermostat is MIA.

    Blew air through motor and hoses so doesn't appear to be any obstructions within the motor/hoses.

    It's a '01 virage tx 1200 carb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perpich08 View Post
    Took apart the cooling system quick and the thermostat is MIA.

    Blew air through motor and hoses so doesn't appear to be any obstructions within the motor/hoses.

    It's a 2001 virage tx 1200 carb.
    There is a specific mesh screen and orifice for injecting water into the exhaust flow. Make sure the mesh screen is clear and the flow orifice is not plugged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Perpich08 View Post
    Took apart the cooling system quick and the thermostat is MIA.

    Blew air through motor and hoses so doesn't appear to be any obstructions within the motor/hoses.

    It's a 2001 virage tx 1200 carb.
    There is a specific mesh screen and orifice for injecting water into the exhaust flow. Make sure the mesh screen is clear and the flow orifice is not plugged.
    Indeed. As Keith says, make sure this mesh screen and orifice are clear and free from obstruction. This video will make sense of it.


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=LLH...;v=RjcAABInpzk

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