LOL!Probably...but I REALLY don't see WHY they didn't just design it so it would fit like the 14.Woulda saved a LOT of bolt removing and all.Taking all the fairings off and that....WAY overboard for something like this.You can't use that 'storage space' they mention in the manual anyway for actually STORING anything
Silverbird, you are totally wrong about the storage space, I was able to put one glove in there, guess I can go do Michael Jackson impressions now....
I totally agree about that space, much easier to put the ECU back there, but Kawa may have wanted to bury to add to the degree of difficulty in modifying the bike "honest EU, we hid that thing so people could not lift the speed restrictions and wrote the instructions in the manual in pigeon English to make it even harder". My only guess is they saved about a pound of wire having the ECU so close, as opposed to the tail.
How about removing the chamber,removing the cat,then reinstalling.I know what you mean about the 'looks' deal.I actually LIKE the looks of the exhaust and all.On the 14,getting to the muffler cat was a no go.That piece was welded.On this one,that whole canister can be removed from the midpipe.Might be able to deform that cat in there and pull it out the front there?IDK.Just an idea.Maybe punch out an opening through it that matches or exceeds the midpipe diameter?
Well...on this particular item,yes.All clear.Can't tell ya what year the midpipe is...I bought it as an akrapovic package deal with the muffler.2015's when I got it.They may still have these on their site.IDK.